Step by Step
Once you have chosen the course you wish to study you should
follow the steps below:
Step 1: Apply
Complete an application form and prepare the following
- certified copies of your academic transcripts
- a TOEFL or IELTS test score
- an academic reference (preferable)
- colour-scan copy of your passport (valid until at least 6
months after the end of your programme)
- the course you wish to take whilst at Doncaster
For entry into semester one (September) apply by 1 July (NOTE:
this is our advised deadline due to time taken to process visa
applications. However, we will accept applications beyond this
For entry into semester two (January) apply by 31 October
Applications can be sent to Doncaster College or e-mailed as
Step 2: Confirmed receipt, offer e-mail and
An e-mail will be sent to confirm receipt of your application.
If you meet the entrance requirements and have been selected by the
school, we will e-mail you an offer of a place.
Step 3: Apply for accommodation
Now you will need to apply for accommodation if required
Step 4: You may need to apply for a visa
Once you have the offer letter and accommodation information,
you will then be able to apply for a visa and make your travel
arrangements. In order to apply for a visa we need to issue you a
CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies), this will be done once
we have your required fees.
Please confirm your travel arrangements with our office once you
have booked them.
For English as a Foreign Language (EFL) we require a
(or equivalent) score of 4.0.
For FE courses and HNDs we require a minimum score of 5.5
overall (4.0 minimum in each category).
For degrees we require a minimum score of 6.0 (5.5
minimum in each category).
For our MBA we require a minimum score of 6.5 (5.5 minimum in
We also accept Pearson Academic (PTE), TOEIC and TOEFL scores.
As with all others they must reach certain minimum scores. For more
information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Applying for your Student Visa
Doncaster College is one of the largest government funded
colleges of further and higher education in the UK and is listed on
the DFES register of providers.
We have recently been designated "Highly Trusted Sponsor"
(HTS) status under the Tier 4 UK Border Agency Points
Based System. Our sponsor license number is
In order to obtain a student visa you will have to show:
- Your current valid passport
- Your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) number which
we will generate after we receive your full tuition fees.
- Documentary proof (for example, bank statements) that you have
enough money to pay the full tuition fees and at least £800 per
month to maintain and accommodate yourself for a minimum of 9
months. The money needs to have been in your account for a minimum
of 28 days before your application is submitted.
- Original copies of the documents that we have used to make your
- Confirmation that you have made accommodation arrangements
for the entire period of your studies.
The Home Office have also created a "quick guide" for students -
click here to visit the site.
click here for Home Office information about applying for a
Tier 4 student visa under the points based system.
There are some useful websites to visit for further information
on entry clearance / visas: http://www.britishcouncil.org/home
OR http://www.fco.gov.uk/ OR
Student Visitors Visas
For courses of less than 6 months, you should apply for a
student visitors visa. It is also possible to study English
courses of up to 11 months on a student visitors visa. See the
UK Border agency web page
for more information about this
For any further information
about applying, please feel free to contact
the International Office