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International Application Process

We will help you with the application process at Belfast Met and ensure that you apply for the best course to suit your skills and abilities

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements vary depending on the level of your course. If you have existing qualifications from a country outside the UK and you are not sure which level is right for you, please contact the College for more details. We can check your certificates and recommend the most appropriate level and qualification for you.

Applying for Further and Higher Education courses

If you want to apply to study at Belfast Met College, International (non EU) applicants must apply to the College direct through the International Office.

You will need to submit a College application form enclosing copies of your qualifications. For courses at all levels, the College may accept you unconditionally. This will mean that you have demonstrated on your application form that you are capable of benefiting from the course and completing it successfully. The College may also respond to your application by making you a conditional offer. This could mean that you must first complete your current course and/or that you have to obtain certification of your English Language competence. Your competence in English, spoken and written, is normally measured by the IELTS for UKVI.

If you are applying for an academic course then the deadline for receipt of your application is 30th April before the start of your course or it may not be processed in time for you to obtain a visa. 

Please include the following with your application:

  • A copy of your passport (and visa if you are in the UK already)
  • Your UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) recognised Secure English Language Test (SELT)
  • Report (e.g. IELTS for UKVI)
  • Photocopies of other relevant qualifications
  • A personal statement describing your relevant studies and experience for the course you are applying for
  • Visa applications

Belfast Met is a licensed sponsor for Tier 4 (student visa) applications. For further information about student visas, please visit the Home Office website.

If you require the College to support your visa application, the full fee for your course is payable to the College before a visa letter or CAS reference can be issued. This must be paid by bank draft, credit card or bank transfer to the College bank account. A CAS Certificate requires a separate fee of £15.00. If your application for a visa is unsuccessful the fee you have paid will be refunded to you less £500 for administration costs. Additional proof of sufficient maintenance funds for the duration of the study period is required. No refunds can be made once a visa letter or CAS has been issued.

The minimum English Language ability level for our academic courses is IELTS 5.5

Please download and email your completed application form and certificates to :
The International Office
Email : internationaloffice[AT]belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk
Tel: 0044 (0) 28 90 265192