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International Students

Every year Belfast Metropolitan College welcomes thousands of students from around the world who study a huge range of courses.

The College offers many choices, high standards, great facilities and a lively learning environment, with campuses in the heart of Belfast, Northern Ireland’s largest city.

We are the largest government funded public college of further and higher education in Northern Ireland and one of the biggest colleges in the UK. So we have everything in place that international students need to succeed.

The College is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English and has a UKVI Highly Trusted Sponsor licence.

Help from our team

At the International Office we understand that it can be difficult to settle into a new culture, so our team are here to make that transition as easy as possible. Get help and advice on:

  • immigration and visas, including applications
  • course information and fees
  • places to live
  • health and banking information
  • financial matters
  • qualification equivalencies and routes to gain qualifications
  • the local area, places of interest and getting around

We see students for fees assessment and signing off enrolment forms between 2pm and 4pm.

For any other queries please feel free to email us. .

Are you an international student?

You are considered an international student if you need to apply for a Tier 4 Student Visa, or a Student Visitor Visa to come and study as a full-time student in the UK. For details of our full-time courses, contact our International Office (details below). Some non-Eu students who have been living in the UK/EU for less than 3 years may also be seen as International students.

Students who have been assessed and have International status must pay an international fee for any course they join at Belfast Met, including Essential Skills classes.

Any international student applying to study at Belfast Met must be at least 16 years old on the 30th June before the course begins.  

For more information click here or contact our office at;

Rosy Laing
International Office
Tel: +44 (0)28 9026 5192
Email: rlaing[AT]belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk / internationaloffice[AT]belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk

International Office
Belfast Metropolitan College
Titanic Quarter Campus
7 Queen's Road
Belfast BT3 9DT
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom