How to apply

Find out more about the application process

How to apply for a course requiring a Tier 4 (General) Visa

1. Application Form 

Complete and return an application form including requested documents to support your application (download here)

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2. Interview

Take part in a Skype interview with a course tutor

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3. Offer 

You will receive an offer via email with any conditions stated within the offer

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4. Offer Acceptance

You can accept your offer by returning your Student Declaration of Acceptance and paying your course fee deposit of £500 (non-refundable)

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5. Meet Conditions

Provide all required documentation and meet any outstanding conditions. You will also need to pay your first year's course fee

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6. Issuing of CAS

We will issue you with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) following successful completion of step 5. This will be done no earlier than 3 months before your course start date

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7. Visa Application

Once you have been issued with a CAS, you should be ready to apply for your Tier 4 (General) Student Visa

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8. Enrol

Once you have received your visa and travelled to the UK, you will be invited to enrol at the CAVC International Office

How to apply for an English Language Course

1. Application Form

Complete and return an application form including requested documents to support your application (download here)

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2. Interview

Take part in a Skype interview with a course tutor or in-person

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3. Offer

You will receive an offer via email with any conditions stated within the offer

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4. Offer Acceptance

You can accept your offer by returning your Student Declaration of Acceptance and paying the minimum first payment stated on your offer letter. If you require a Short-Term Study Visa, you will be provided with a Visa Support letter following your acceptance. 

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5. Enrol

You will be invited to enrol at the CAVC International Office

PaytoStudy - An easy way to pay Tuition Fees

At Cardiff and Vale College, we know that our international students often get caught out by annoying transfer fees when paying their tuition fees. We don't think it's fair, so we've teamed up with PaytoStudy to help you pay your tuition fees without wasting precious funds on additional fees or charges. 

What are the benefits?

  • A more streamlined payment process
  • No international sender/receiver fees
  • Great exchange rates
  • 24 hour customer service from PaytoStudy
  • 24 hour online tracking of payments

PaytoStudy lets you make international payments to Cardiff and Vale College for free, without paying international banking charges while receiving competitive foreign exchange rates. 

We think it's a brilliant option! If you're an international student, you can use this secure, fast method to make your tuition fee payments to us. 

How it works

Pay your fees via PaytoStudy using a simple 4 step process

  1. Confirm your student ID with us, and register on the secure PaytoStudy website and enter your payment details
  2. You'll receive the exchange rate for that day, choose wire (bank) transfer* or credit card as your method of payment (*If you choose wire transfer as your method of payment, you will need to email confirm@paytostudy.com with a copy of your passport, and your offer letter from Cardiff and Vale College and a copy of the payment receipt. 
  3. Once funds are received by PaytoStudy, these funds are immediately transferred into our account from the PaytoStudy bank account in the UK 
  4. Once PaytoStudy receive your funds and required documents, they will transfer the funds to us and email you confirmation of the payment. 
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