Step 1: Send us your application
Use our prospectus or our website to choose a course. Then apply using the specific online application form for your chosen course, through your UCA in-country representative or through UCAS.
Step 2: Receive your offer letter
If your application is successful we will send you a letter offering you a place to study at UCA. The offer might be unconditional or there may be conditions, such as you may need to pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT).
Step 3: Accept your offer
If you apply directly to us, you can email us to accept your offer. If you apply through UCAS, you will need to send your acceptance to them.
Step 4: Tell us about your accommodation requirements
At this stage, you can let us know if you will want a place in our campus halls of residence. Remember, if you do not apply for halls before the main allocation of rooms, we cannot guarantee you a place.
Step 5: Pay your tuition fees
Once you have firmly accepted your offer to study with us, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,500 towards your tuition fees. You should use our online system to pay your deposit. We need this before we can issue your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies number, which you will need to apply for your visa.
Step 6: Provide us with documents for your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
Before we can issue your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), you must also send us scanned copies of specific supporting documents, such as passport information, academic qualification certificates and financial statements. We will tell you what we need.
Step 7: Receive your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
We will email you your CAS number. This is proof that you have been accepted onto your course in the UK. You will need your CAS number to apply for your student visa.
Step 8: Apply for your student visa from UK Visas and Immigration
To study in the UK, you need to have a Tier 4 student visa. You can apply for this through the UK Visas and Immigration website.
Step 9: Tell us your arrival details
Once you have your visa, let us know when you plan to arrive. We will give you the details of our ‘meet and greet’ service, where one of our representatives will be waiting for you inside the arrivals hall at the airport.
Step 10: Arrive at your campus to start your course
Turn up on your first day and get ready for an amazing experience with us. If you are delayed and will arrive after the course start date, please let us know.