Ravensbourne

Entry requirements

Individual entry requirements can be found on each of the course pages, but, please be aware that international learners will need to have a certain level of proficiency in the English language.

If you can not find your country listed below please contact international@rave.ac.uk.

Bahrain

Foundation

  • 2 year Diploma

Undergraduate

  • 2 year Diploma with high grades
  • Associate degree with high grades
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Postgraduate Diploma

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Brazil

Foundation

  • Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio or Título de Técnico with at least 5, and evidence that you have passed your Vestibular, ENEM or PAS

Undergraduate

  • A transcript showing successful completion of one year of university study at a recognised Brazilian university
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Bacharel/Licenciado/Professional title (4 years or more) with a minimum grade of 7.1 (depending on the institution and course applied for)
  • Especialista

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Canada

Foundation

  • Satisfactory passes in your Canadian Secondary School Diploma or equivalent school qualification

Undergraduate

  • A High/Secondary School Diploma/Certificate from English-speaking Canada with a minimum of 65 per cent in at least five subjects
  • Arts related Canadian College Diploma
  • Diplôme d'Études Collègiales (DEC) from Quebec with a minimum of 65 per cent in at least five subjects
  • British Columbia Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with 5 Bs in grade 12 courses
  • Satisfactorily completion of one year of a college/university program with GPA of 2.8
  • Associate Degree
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Bachelor degree / Baccalaureat
  • Bachelor degree (Honours) with a minimum GPA of 2.83

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above

China

Foundation

  • Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate with at least an overall average of 60%

Undergraduate

  • Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate with at least an overall average of 60% or
  • Chinese University / College Entrance Examination (Gaokao)) with minimum 496-550 or
  • One year at a recognised university in China with an overall average of 70% (GPA 2.0/4) or
  • A recognised International Foundation course in UK or China or
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points

Postgraduate

  • Bachelor degree from top national universities with an overall average grade of 75%;
  • Bachelor degree from national universities with an overall average grade of 80%;
  • Bachelor degree from high-ranking private universities with an overall average grade of 80%;

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Ecuador

Foundation

  • Titulo de Tecnico / Tecnico Superior with minimum grade average of 7.0/10

Undergraduate

  • Título de Tecnólogo with minimum grade average of 7.0/10
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Título de Licenciado with a minimum GPA of no less than 34/40 or 26/30 or 17/20
  • Diplomado Superior

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Egypt

Foundation

  • Certificate of General Secondary Education with an average grade of 65%
  • Vocational Secondary Education Certificate with good grades

Undergraduate

  • Al-Azhar Training Diploma with high grades
  • Diploma from Technical / Commercial / Industrial / Health institutes
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • 4 year Bachelor degree from a recognised university with a CGPA of 3.2-3.6/4.0, good or a grade greater than 70% depending on the institution

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Hong Kong

Foundation

  • HKALE with a minimum of pass grades of A- E in all subjects
  • HKDSE with minimum Level 3 in all subjects
  • A minimum of 32 new UCAS tariff points from your Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education.

Undergraduate

  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with minimum Level 3 in 5 subjects
  • Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) with a minimum of pass grades of A- E in all subjects
  • A minimum of 64 new Tariff points from Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education.
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Post-secondary qualifications with an average grade of 2 or C:

  • Hong Kong Certificate
  • Hong Kong Diploma
  • Professional Diploma (from a polytechnic)
  • Honours Diploma
  • Higher Diploma
  • Higher Certificate
  • Associate Degree

Postgraduate

  • Bachelor Degree Second Class Honours / High Second Class Honours

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

India

Foundation

  • Indian HSC/Standard XII with an overall average of 50% or higher (all boards including CBSE and CISCE).
  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination

Undergraduate

  • Indian HSC/Standard XII with an overall average of 60% or higher (all boards including CBSE and CISCE).
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • 3 year Bachelors degree (Professional) from an accredited university with a minimum overall average of 60%
  • or CGPA 7.0 out of 10.0 depending on the university 3 year Bachelors degree (Science/Arts/Commerce) from an accredited university with a minimum overall from 60%
  • or CGPA 6.5 out of 10.0 depending on university
  • or First (low) division

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Indonesia

Foundation

  • Indonesian SMA – MA / STTB - SMA with grade 6 or better.
  • Indonesian SMK / MAK

Undergraduate

  • Indonesian D4/D3/D2 Diploma from a recognized institution
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Students with a good Indonesian S1 Sarjan from a recognized Indonesian university with a minimum GPA of 3.2

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Iran

Foundation

  • Successful completion of 4 year Diplom - Metevaseth / Nameh Dabirestan, Nazari or Fani Herfei High School Diploma with average grade of 12

Undergraduate

  • Successful completion of 5 year Diplom - Metevaseth / Nameh Dabirestan, Nazari or Fani Herfei High School Diploma with average grade of 12
  • Pre-University Certificate with minimum grade of 12
  • Associate Degree
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Bachelor Degree with a minimum grade of 15.5/20

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Japan

Foundation

  • Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate with a minimum overall grade of 3 or above

Undergraduate

  • Diploma
  • Associate Degree
  • Graduating from Junior College/ Vocational College (Semon Gakko).
  • Successful completion of 1 year at a recognised university in Japan with a GPA of 2.8
  • or above depending on the subject area
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Advance Diploma
  • Bachelor Degree from a recognized university with a GPA of 3.2/4, good B grade or approximately 75%

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Kenya

Foundation

  • Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with minimum C+ plus an international recognized foundation

Undergraduate

  • Diploma / Ordinary Diploma with minimum grade C or 50%
  • Higher Diploma
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Bachelor Degree with minimum GPA of 60% or B when awarded from public universities and CHE recognised programmes from private universities

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Lebanon

Foundation

  • Lebanese Baccalauréat Technique
  • General Secondary Certificate or Baccalauréat Libanais

Undergraduate

  • General Secondary Certificate or Baccalauréat Libanais
  • Diplôme de Technicien Supérieur
  • Licence Technique
  • Diplôme Universitaire de Technologie
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Bachelor Degree / Licence with a minimum GPA of 80% or above

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Malaysia

Foundation

  • UEC (Unified Examination Certificate) Senior Middle Level with grades A1-C8.

Undergraduate

  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) – The Malaysia Higher School Certificate with grades A-C on a subject-by- subject basis
  • Matriculation certificate (Matrikulasi) with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or above
  • Malaysian Certificate
  • Malaysian Diploma
  • Malaysian Advanced Diploma
  • A transcript showing successful completion of year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised Malaysian university.
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Mexico

Foundation

  • Mexican Título Académico de Bachiller, Diploma de Bachiller or Bachillerato General with high grades (8 or higher)

Undergraduate

  • Título de Técnico Superior Universitario / Título de Profesional Asociado
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Título de Licenciado / Título (Profesional) awarded after 4 or more years of study with good grades

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Morocco

Foundation

  • Diplôme du Baccalauréat with grade average of 14/20
  • Brevet de Technicien Superior with good grades

Undergraduate

  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Bachelor degree / Licence with a final grade of 15/20 or 3.0/4.0

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Nigeria

Foundation

  • Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) or West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC), with a minimum of 5 subjects at grade of C6+

Undergraduate

  • SSCE plus a recognised Foundation programme in a suitable subject area
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution
  • National Diploma / Ordinary National Diploma / Advanced Diploma
  • Higher National Diploma with credit
  • One or more years of undergraduate studies at a reputable Nigerian university with an average CGPA of 3.2
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Post-Higher National Diploma / Full Professional Diploma
  • Bachelor Degree with a minim GPA of 3.5/5.0 or 3.0/4.0 or 60%
  • Postgraduate Diploma

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Pakistan

Foundation

  • HSC / FA / FSc from any board with high grades (65%+)
  • Diploma of Associate Engineer (DAE) with an overall average of 58% or above

Undergraduate

  • 2 year Bachelor degree (pass) with an overall average of 60% or CGPA 3.0+ or
  • Division 1 or above depending on the University
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution
  • Two-year degree from a recognized university

Postgraduate

  • 3 year Bachelors degree (Hons) in Technical subject from an accredited university with a minimum overall average of 65% or CGPA 3.5 out of 4 or above may be considered depending on the university
  • 4 year Bachelors degree from an accredited university with a minimum overall average of 58% or CGPA 2.8 out of 4 depending on the university
  • 2 year Masters degree from an accredited university with a minimum overall average of 58% or CGPA 2.8 out of 4 or Division 1 depending on the university
  • Two or three-year degree followed by a two-year masters degree from a recognised institution.

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Peru

Foundation

  • Titulo de Profesional Tecnico

Undergraduate

  • Titulo de Profesional
  • Titulo de Profesional Tecnico with high grades
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Diploma de Especialista
  • Grado de Bachiller with very high grades

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Philippines

Foundation

  • Philippine High School Diploma (grade 12) with 80% or better.

Undergraduate

  • Bachelor degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised Philippine university.
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Bachelors degree from a prestigious or recognised University with high grades
  • Masters Degree from the Philippines

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Russia

Foundation

  • Аttestat Certificate of Secondary Education with minimum 3 in each subjects plus Certificate of Unified State Examination

Undergraduate

  • Certificate of Unified State Examination
  • Diploma of Secondary Education with an average grade of 3.0
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution following a validated UK syllabus.
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Successful completion of Bachelor degree
  • Specialist diploma

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Saudi Arabia

Foundation

  • Thanawiyah School Leaving Certificate including art and design subjects with a minimum score of 80% plus a recognized international foundation programme
  • Technician/ Technical Diploma

Undergraduate

  • Technician/ Technical Diploma with a minimum score of 70% or 3.0/5.0
  • Transcript showing completion of one year of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Saudi university.
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Bachelor Degree from a recognised Saudi institution and a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 3.5/5.0.

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

South Korea

Foundation

  • High School Diploma
  • CSAT test

Undergraduate

  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution following a validated UK syllabus.
  • Successful completion of the first year at a recognised University in South Korea with a minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Junior College Diploma/Junior Vocational College Diploma
  • High School Diploma
  • CSAT test
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Relevant 4 year Bachelor degree from a well-recognised institution with an overall GPA of 3.4 or above

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Taiwan

Foundation

  • Senior High School Leaving Certificate or Senior Vocational High School Leaving Certificate with a minimum pass grade for each subject of 60%

Undergraduate

  • Senior High School Leaving Certificate or Senior Vocational High School Leaving Certificate with a minimum pass grade for each subject of 60%
  • Associate degree / Junior College Diploma
  • 1 year of a Bachelor degree at a recognized university in Taiwan
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • 4 years Bachelor degree with a minimum of 74%

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Tanzania

Foundation

  • Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) including art and design subjects with grades between A – E
  • Certificate/ Technician Certificate with good grades

Undergraduate

  • Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) with grades between A – E
  • East African Advanced Certificate of Education (EAACE)
  • Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC)
  • Advanced Diploma/ Ordinary Diploma/ Higher Diploma
  • Diploma with high grades when awarded by the National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) or the Tanganyika Medical Training Board.
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above 14 or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Bachelor degree with upper 2nd Class Honours

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Thailand

Foundation

  • Thai High School Maw (M6) with high GPA (2+/ 60%)
  • Certificate of Vocational Education

Undergraduate

  • Thai Advanced Diploma / Associate Degree
  • A transcript showing completion of one year of a Bachelors degree from a recognised Thai university.
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Bachelor Degree with a minimum GPA of 2.60/4.0

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Turkey

Foundation

  • Successful completion of Devlet Lise Diplomasi (High School Diploma) with a GPA of at least 3.5/5. Alternatively, we will also consider students with a combination of Devlet Lise Diplomasi, International Baccalaureate (IB), or A-Levels.

Undergraduate

  • Devlet Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (High School Diploma) with a minimum GPA of 4.50 or 80 per cent or above.
  • A transcript showing completion of one year of a Bachelors degree from a recognised Turkish university.
  • Ön-Lisans Diplomasi (Associate degree) with a GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points

Postgraduate

  • Lisans Diplomasi with a minimum GPA of 2.7/4.0 or 65% or above.

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Ukraine

Foundation

  • Certificate of Independent External Examination with Attestat of Complete Secondary Education with a score of at least 6 out of 12

Undergraduate

  • Certificate of Independent External Examination with Attestat of Complete Secondary Education with a score of at least 9 out of 12
  • Junior Specialist Diploma
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Bachelor Degree with a minimum GPA of Pass or of 4.5
  • Specialist Diploma with a minimum GPA of Pass or of 4.5

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Uruguay

Foundation

  • Título de Bachillerato Diversificado

Undergraduate

  • Bachillerato with high grades 16
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution
  • Successful completion of the Carerra Intermedio with good grades (possibly year 2 entry)

Postgraduate

  • Licenciado / Professional title when awarded after four or more years of study, with good grades
  • Maestria
  • Titulo de Especialista / de Diplomado

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

USA

Foundation

One of the following:

  • Accredited High School Diploma + SAT
  • Accredited High School Diploma + ACT
  • Accredited High School Diploma + 1AP
  • International Baccalaureate, minimum 28 points

Undergraduate (Year One)

  • Accredited High School Diploma, with a G.P.A of at least 3.3GPA or over 85% and high grades in art and design subject areas, plus one of the following:
  • High SAT scores (minimum 600) or
  • High composite score in the ACT assessment
  • Minimum of three Advanced Placement (AP) subjects with grades of at least 4 OR
  • Successful completion of a two year Associate Degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher or an International Baccalaureate, minimum 28 points

Undergraduate (Year Two)

  • Successful completion of one year of undergraduate degree with a GPA of at least 3.0. Your previous college credits earned will be evaluated by our academics to ensure they are equivalent to the first year of study at Ravensbourne.

Postgraduate

  • Bachelors degree equivalent to a British second class upper, a GPA of at least 3.0

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Vietnam

Foundation

  • Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Cấp Chuyên Nghiệp (Intermediate Professional Education Diploma) with a pass mark of at least 5
  • Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Cấp Nghề (Vocational Intermediate Diploma) with a pass mark of at least 5

Undergraduate (Year One)

  • Vietnamese Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Cao Đẳng (College Diploma / Associate degree).
  • Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Cấp Chuyên Nghiệp (Intermediate Professional Education Diploma) with a pass mark of at least 6.5
  • Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Cấp Nghề (Vocational Intermediate Diploma) with a pass mark of at least 6.5
  • Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Cao Đẳng Nghề (Vocational College Diploma / Vocational Associate Degree)
  • 2 A-levels at grade C or above, or an International Baccalaureate with minimum 28 points
  • A recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution

Postgraduate

  • Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Đại Học / Bằng Cử Nhân (Bachelor degree) with a minimum average score of 7 out of 10 or of 3 out of 4

Please note: Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration where an applicant does not meet the general qualifications requirements detailed above.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tier 4 (General) Student Visa?

Tier 4 (General) Student Visa is applicable for migrants from outside the EEA/EU who are applying for a Student Visa to come to the UK or those who are already studying in the UK and applying for an extension or new course. 

Under the Points Based System, applicants must attain a total of 40 Points in order to obtain a visa:

  • 30 Points for a CAS issued by recognised sponsor
  • 10 Points for satisfactory finances to support your studies

Will I need a visa to study at Ravensbourne?

If you are not a UK/EU/EAA citizen, you will require an Tier 4 (General) student visa to study at Ravensbourne.

You will not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa if you currently have permission to be in the UK in another UK immigration category, which allows you to work abd study in the UK. However this immigration permission must be valid for the full length of the course you wish to study at Ravensbourne.

What type of visa do I need?

You need to apply under Tier 4 (General) visa if you are applying for Further Education, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses at Ravensbourne.

Can I study Part Time?

If you are not an UK/EU National you must study full time. Part-time study is not possible.

How long can I study in the UK?

From the 6 April 2012, the amount of time that you spend in the UK as a student is five years.

This does not apply in the following cases:

  • You have a three to four year undergraduate degree in the UK and are applying for a Masters course (total of six years)
  • You have studied Architecture at undergraduate level and intend to pursue a Masters in Architecture

When do I apply for a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa?

If you want to apply for a Tier 4 General visa to study at Ravensbourne, we recommend that you should start applying minimum three months before the course starts.  It is only possible to apply for a Student Visa after you have been issued with a Ravensbourne Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) Number.

Does Ravensbourne help international students to find accommodation?

Ravensbourne works with a number of private accommodation providers to support students in finding suitable housing whilst studying at Ravensbourne.

We have 100 reserved en-suite rooms for first year students with a local accommodation provider located a short distance by Underground from our campus. For more information and how to apply please visit our accomodation page or contact our Student Advisor.

We also have a partnership with the University London Housing Service which helps students find housing in the private sector as well as providing advice and guidance on topics including tenancy issues and contract setting.

Can I work in the UK whilst studying?

If you have student immigration permission that allows you to take employment, you can work up to 20 hours or up to 10 hours a week during term-time, but, you must not be self-employed or take a permanent full-time job.

However, you should be able to pay your tuition fees and living costs without having to work in the UK and you should not rely on money from work in the UK.

For more up-to-date information on working in the UK while you study, please consult the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).

Can I work in the UK after finishing my studies?

For information on working in the UK after your studies, please visit the UKVI and the UKCISA websites.

Will I need to attend an interview?

An interview and portfolio are normally required. Overseas applicants who are unable to attend the interview in person may be interviewed by telephone or via Skype.

Do students need vaccinations before arriving in the UK?

International students should speak to their doctor in their home country about which vaccinations to have and must also check with their local embassy whether there are any vaccinations that are legally required before they enter the UK.

Tuberculosis (TB) screening is required if you are from a country with a prevalence of TB. To check which countries this applies to, visit the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website

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