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How to Apply

Applying to Gloucestershire College is easy and free! Our dedicated International Team will help you every step of the way.

If you are ready to apply now, please download the application form fill it out and email it to:

Not ready to apply? Have a few questions for the team? Simply fill out the enquiry form and a member of the International Department will get back to you as soon as possible. Please note that our working hours are Mon-Fri: 8:30-5:00PM GMT

Getting started

If we’re happy with your application we’ll send you a letter of acceptance, which may be conditional depending on your forthcoming exam results, or unconditional.

One Month Before

You should aim to have made all the necessary applications one month before your course is due to start. This will allow time for us to respond, for your visa application to go through, and for you to make travel arrangements.

For more information on Visa's and coming to the UK please visit:

Fees and Payment

To pay fees please contact the International Office either on 01242532140 or email:

For details on all fees, and when you will need to pay, please check:

Fees and Payment

Visas & Coming to the UK

Guidance and information on Visas and what to do when you get here.


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What do I do if I feel homesick?

Our International Team, tutors and staff are ready to help and give you advice at any point during your stay. Please do not hesitate to contact any member of staff prior to, or during, your stay with us.  

How do I know know if my international qualifications are enough for a course?

We will assess each application according to a variety of criteria, please ask a member of the international team. Alternatively, you can get a better idea of your results through an internet search. Please note that these can only be used as a guideline, and that the final decision will be made by the college. 

What will I do in my first week?

We plan an exciting induction for all our new and returning students. In this first week you will be introduced to members of staff, fellow students, and given an extensive tour of the college and surrounding areas. We also plan fun trips and activities to ensure that your first week runs as smoothly as possible. 

What if I am unhappy with my host family?

Our accommodation officer always try to ensure that you are placed with a suitable host family. However, we understand that you may not feel comfortable and would like us to communicate with your host family or move you to a more fitting host.   

Do not worry! Please speak to our accommodation officer who will address any issues you have.