We welcome international students to our College. We value their contribution to the College academic, social and cultural life.


We offer a wide range of guidance and support to help you prepare for your studies and make the most of your time at the College as an international student, including:

  • Advice from GABIC staff visiting your country
  • An extensive worldwide network of advisers and agents
  • Comprehensive pre-arrival information
  • English language preparatory program
  • Study Skills program
  • International Students Welcome program
  • Continuing English language support
  • Ongoing study support
  • Specialist international students advisers
  • Students Union Welfare and international Officer
  • Large and active International Students' Association, which organizes social events and weekend visits around the UK
  • Careers advisers for international students

Can I visit the College before I start?

We are always happy to show international students around the college. Please contact the International Office to arrange a visit.

What courses can I study?

Most courses are open to international students. However visas are normally only available to international students studying full-time.

What happens when I arrive at GABIC?

We encourage all international students to attend the Welcome Program, held during the week before the start of the academic year. The program provides an excellent opportunity to settle in and meet other students.

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English Language requirement

Applicants whose first language is not English, and who have not lived in a country where the first language is English for at least three years immediately before the start of their course, need to satisfy the College English language requirement.

You will need IELTS. TOEFL

Can I meet someone from the College in my own country?

College staff travel overseas frequently and are always pleased to meet students and discuss study opportunities.

How much will my fees be? What is the cost of living in London? Do you offer any scholarships?

For information on fees, costs of living and financing your time at GABIC, please contact the College

What qualifications do I need to apply?

We have extensive experience in evaluating qualifications from all over the world. If you have a query about the evaluation of your qualifications please contact the Admissions Office

In-sessional support courses

During your college program, classroom based students can choose-at no cost-from a range of courses. Some of these are designed to support your studies, while others are for general interest. Courses currently on offer include:

  • English for Law
  • English for Mass Communication Research
  • English for Management Studies
  • English for Economics
  • English for Museum Studies
  • English for Business and Communication
  • Academic Writing
  • Academic Speaking
  • Academic Grammar in Use
  • English Pronunciation
  • Language and Literary Studies
  • Listening Skills
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages


Enrolment for in-sessional courses takes place in the first week of each semester. There is no need to apply before then.


How will I be supported?

International students can benefit from all of the academic and personal support that the College offers. For further details on how we can support you throughout your time at GABIC.

Study Skills for International Students

The four –week Study Skills course, held from August to September, is for students who have already satisfied the College English language requirement and who have an unconditional offer of a place on a degree program. The Study Skills course introduces you to the typical teaching methods used in UK College, and to the language and study skills that will help you to be successful in your studies. The course is also a great way to make new friends and settle into the college life before the start of the academic year.

The course offers students intensive practice (21 hours each week) in essential study skills, including:

  • Academic writing
  • Vocabulary development
  • Reading and note-taking skills
  • Listening to lectures
  • Seminar presentations, pronunciation and discussion skills

You will also engage in a small research task in your own study area, an will receive individual guidance.

There is no formal assessment or test at the end of the course. We will, however, tell you about your strengths and weakness and give you advice on how you can continue to improve your study skills.

Overseas Applications

You may apply directly or through a registered consultant. If you wish to verify a consultant or education agent you should email registrat.ac@gabic.org or call 00 44 (0) 2085912682 with your enquiry.

Please note that none of these consultants is authorized to take cash payments from you and none of them should charge you for visa processing.

Please follow the guidance below to submit your application.

Your complete application consists of the application form and various supporting documentation:


  • A completed Application Form
  • Passport copy with signature and address page (if applicable) \
  • A Copy off your Qualification documents(including final award and all transcripts)
  • Academic References
  • Your IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent English Language test result
  • A current CV
  • Deposit of the first semesters fee, after a conditional offer has been given
  • Bank Statement (covering 28 days required)