With an international reputation for world-employability changing that feeds directly into our teaching, you will benefit from learning those at the cutting-edge of developments in your field through apprenticeship going for practical work.


Over half our students are studying at College level. We understand the specific concerns and needs of College students.

Our college provides a gateway framework for training, studying support, and career preparation- helping you to achieve your potential. It is through the teaching that we develop a shared understanding of the needs of GABIC students, regardless of their subject or mode of study. For our students the school offers an induction day and overseas the provision of research training, as well as monitoring your progress throughout your time at the College.

Our commitment to providing you with a high quality experience extends throughout the rest of your studies. Alongside our teaching and practical facilities, we also provide excellent support facilities for our students, whether you choose to study on campus or via distance learning. All of our departments work hard to ensure they provide a supportive personal experience, enabling you to gain the most from your studies.


WE ALSO RUN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL EVERY YEAR. JUNE-JULY-AUGUST-SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER(TWO WEEKS FULL TIME) This is for leaders and workers that need to progress and advance their knowledge. Monday – Friday.(Saturday .10am to 5pm. Sightseeing )Sunday. A Break

10am to 5pm. 2hours break. Must have 50 hours credit of class attendance with exam before our National certificate of completion is given on your graduation day, wearing an academic gown.



How will I study?

You will be based in the College. Teaching methods may vary by course but are likely to include lectures, seminars and group work. Several of our courses are also offered by distance learning and details of studying in this way can be found on our website.

Is there any financial support available to me?

Details about scholarships and grants can be found on our website

How long will my course take?

The majority of taught, classroom based courses are taken over one year full time or two years part time. Although not all courses are available as both full and part time options. Others are 12 weeks, 24 weeks.

What will my fees be?

Details of fees can be on our website

Our distance learning programs are flexible, high quality, recognized worldwide and focused on you and your needs.  

How will I study?

Distance learning allows you to study in your own time and at a pace to suit you. You have no timetable classes to attend, meaning you can combine achieving a qualification with your work and family commitments. Your course will either be delivered online, through materials posted out to you, or through a mixture of both.

How long will my course take?

Most distance learning courses take between two and five years to complete. On average we recommend you will need to set aside a round 12-15 hours per week for study.

How might I fit in studying?

Distance learning gives you the flexibility to study in your own time and form home or your office. Most of our distance learning courses have multiple start dates throughout the year, giving you the option of choosing when to commence your studies with us. There is also the option of temporarily suspending your studies if you need to take a break.

You will also need to think about when and where you are going to study. This may be at home, at your place of work or in a resource centre. The support staff for your course will be able to advise you about how best to do this. You need still to have skype ID .


How will I be supported?

Self-study is central to distance learning, however support is always available from tutors at the College. When you join one of our distance learning courses you will be provided with a course handbook that will introduce you to your course team and provide you with details of their roles and expertise. Some programs also offer optional residential courses and workshops or teaching days, which allow you to meet with your tutors and network with your fellow students. We also encourage you to develop local student networks as a valuable source of peer support.



Where will I graduate?

Graduation ceremonies take place in the College. Attendance is optional but many distance learning students welcome the chance to visit the College, meet fellow student graduates and celebrate their success.

How will I be assessed?

You will usually submit your coursework through the post, although some departments allow coursework to be emailed. If your course includes examinations these will take place at central local to you.

Detailed feedback will be provided from your personal tutor who will be available to talk to you by phone or email.

How might studying by distance learning benefits my career?

It allows you to develop your career without having to leave employment. It also means you can apply your new knowledge and insights into your working life immediately. Many students choose to tackle work-related topics in their dissertations, which is just one of the ways in which your studies will also benefit your workplace.

Will I be awarded the same qualification as a College based student?

Yes, our distance learning qualifications are awarded at the same level and qualification as our College based courses

How will I access my course materials?

Your course materials, including textbooks, will be sent to you in the post or will be available online, through our virtual learning environment Blackboard. Coursework reading is divided into chapters and a suggested timetable of study will also be sent to you to help you plan your time effectively.

How will I be supported?

Your department will provide support and advice through your supervisor and other members of your thesis committee.

Alongside the support of your supervisor the GABIC offers an induction day and oversees the provision of College training, as well as monitoring and supporting progress throughout your time at the College

You will have access to all of the College's welfare and pastoral support as well as study support, including the opportunity to undertake small group teaching and demonstrating in your department.

Can I study part-time?

There is often flexibility in whether your degree is undertaken on a full or part-time basis, or whether your studies are classroom based or off college. This flexibility will depend on your subject and what is appropriate for you to successfully complete your research degree.

What facilities are available to me?

Each department has a range of facilities and support structures for students. These may include study offices, lab space, dedicated computing facilities and social spaces.

The library at Barking learning centre, books for your need.

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
research 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.

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.

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

Admin.ac@gabic.org or by phone

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 . admin.ac@gabic.org 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.. You can pay on line through our web site

www.gabic.org your application fees must be paid for at the time of submission before we can process it. The same condition applies to the resident applicant in the United Kingdom

You can as well pay for your college fees on line, quoting your admission reference number

Please follow the guidance below to submit your application.

Your complete application consists of the application form and various supporting documentation which most of them must be the original to be sent by your school/college


  • 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)

Supporting our students, whether they are on campus or studying at a distance, is very important to us. Our commitment to support is demonstrated in our consistently high completion and student satisfaction rates.


College uses the Barking Learning Centre Library which has library combines state-of-the-art technology with the strengths of a traditional library. With over 1500 study spaces, a student Development Zone, bookshop and café, the library is well-equipped to meet your study needs with

Heathway library and other libraries here.

But you need to enroll as a member before you can borrow any books, tapes, videos and the computer

GABIC also has a large volume of materials available online with subscriptions to over 1800 electronic journals and an increasing number of electronic books. Many of these resources are also available via Blackboard, the College Virtual Learning Environment. Blackboard is accessible from anywhere is the world and is a valuable asset for students who wish to collaborate with their colleagues using the online discussion boards and forums.

Other resources for distance learning and part-time include postal loans for books and arranging access to your local library. Please, make sure you have SKYPE ID also.

There are Information Librarians for each subject are who are contactable by email, phone or in person and can provide extra support during your dissertation or thesis.

Computing Facilities

We have many computers in use at the BCL, including those in the dedicated PC Zone in the Library. Access to some computers is available 24 hours and at weekends, meaning you can study at a time to suit you.

If you have your own laptop you can connect to the wireless network service from one of the many hotspot s available on campus. The wireless network provides you with access to a number of web-based services, including your College email.

Our online resources can be accessed from anywhere and provide you with:

  • Access to your College email
  • Remote access to your files
  • Blackboard
  • Departmental websites
  • E-library resources
  • Students Union services and
  • Student Support and Development Service


Who will provide assistance with my dyslexia or disability if I need it?

The AccessAbility Centre supports all students at the College if they have dyslexia, another specific learning difficulty, a disability or a long term condition. You need o tell the College about your situation as soon as possible, ideally when you apply, so that you can be alerted to appropriate facilities and services.

  • Pre-entry discussions or visits to discuss your support requirements;
  • Space to work or rest, and
  • Specialist equipment and study support resources

In addition to the support from the Accessability Centre, every department has an Accessability Tutor and all staff work supportively with disabled students.

UK students are encouraged to apply for Disabled Students Allowance as soon as their place is confirmed on the course. For further information on the Allowance please contact the Accessability Centre or your funding body.

Learning a new language

At GABIC we offer a program of language learning opportunities for campus-based students, with classes from beginners level upwards offered in Arabic; French; German

What academic and skills support can I expect?

The College offers a range of facilities to help you achieve success in your program of study and make the most of your time at GABIC. For most courses you will assigned a personal tutor who has a pastoral role and can offer support and advice. You can also consult your director, research supervisor or college tutor at any stage during your studies.

When it comes to equipment, GABIC has spared no expense. GABIC has state of the art computers and laptops in the Centre with the latest cutting edge software applications.

GABIC is committed to the practical exploitation of teaching and learning technology on all its courses.

At GABIC there are many computer with flat screen TFT monitors.

A whole spectrum of software including office tools, compilers, browsers, as well as specialist database and systems analysis/design software are installed on all machines. All the client machines have Windows Operating Systems and there are postscript laser printers and line printers in all labs.

A number of Linux servers provide file storage, domain-wide services, databases and web developments tools as well as other commercial or public domain packages.

When registering a course with GABIC, you will get free access to all these facilities

  • Online plagiarism prevention system "Turnitin"
  • Online journals on GABIC Host
  • Free access to our E-learning system NETED
  • Wireless Internet
  • GABIC Account
  • Legal Online Resource Hein Online & Westlaw UK
  • BLC Library
  • GABIC webmail
  • Skype


All these facilities are managed by the Institute's system support group. In the UK & in our sever in India


If you wish to apply to GABIC, please use the links in the table on the right to navigate through the process. Initially, please ensure that you fulfill the conditions shown on the Entry Requirements page. in addition, if you are applying from the UK, then please follow the instructions for UK Applications; if you are applying from other country then please follow the instructions for Overseas Applications.


Finally, before you submit your application, please review the section on General Information. Details of the Institute's Payment and Refund Policy are also provided. Finally, the Admission Schedule section contains details of when our courses start. The details shown for each individual course show the duration and structure of the teaching schedule.