Doncaster is a great place to be, it’s ambitious and the fourth fastest growing economy in the country.

Our Hub campus is based right in the heart of Doncaster town centre, with the market place, Frenchgate Shopping Centre and Travel Interchange on its doorstep.

We work directly with employers so when you complete your studies you have the skills really needed in the industry, and our facilities give you hands on experience that is essential to your future.

International students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa to come to the UK must study a full-time course, with 15 hours per week of contact time, which is at level 3 or above.

How to apply as an international applicant.

Step 1:  Choose a course

Look on our web-site at our full-time courses, look carefully at the entry requirements, and choose a course that you are able to study.  Contact us if you require us to check course suitability.

Step 2: Apply using the correct application form

  • FE application form – apply directly from the course web page
  • HE apply through UCAS

The application deadline is 30th June.

Prepare the following supporting documentation:

  • certified copies of your academic transcripts and certificates
  • An academic reference (preferable)
  • colour scan of your passport
  • proof of maintenance requirements (UKCISA)
  • An IELTS for UKVI (Academic) English language test certificate


For Further Education and HNDs we require a minimum score of 5.5 overall.

For degrees we require a minimum score of 6.0 overall and 5.5 in each of the four categories.

For our MBA we require a minimum score of 6.5 overall.

For further information including test centres:

Students from some countries are exempt from English language requirements:

Step 3:  confirmed receipt

An e-mail will be sent to confirm receipt of your application, we may contact you for supporting documentation.

Step 4: video interview

If you meet the entry requirements and are being considered , we will complete an interview.

Step 5:  Offer

If successful you will receive an offer letter by e-mail, which you will need to return to confirm your acceptance.

Step 6: Pay a deposit

If you  accept the place that is offered to you, we will require a minimum deposit of 50% of your first year tuition fees.  Once this is made we will provide your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS)

Step 7: Apply for a General Student Tier 4 Visa

Once you have the unconditional offer letter and you have made your payment, you will then be able to apply for a visa using the CAS number we provide.  Please note it is not possible to apply for a visa more than 3 months before the start date of the course.

Step 8: Travel

If your visa is granted you will be able to make your travel arrangements. Please confirm these with our International office once you have booked them.

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Information about Doncaster and DN Colleges Group

About Doncaster

An historical market town, at the southern edge of Yorkshire, Doncaster is renowned for its horse racing, rich railway heritage and its wealth of Georgian and Regency architecture on the Great North Road.

Go to the Visit Doncaster website

Our Courses

We offer a huge range of further education and higher education courses at our college and university centres across a variety of subject areas.

View all our courses

About DN Colleges Group

Doncaster College and North Lindsey College merged together on 1st November 2017 to become the DN Colleges Group.

Visit the DN Colleges Group website

Need to speak to us?

If you’d like to speak to a member of the International team, please use the form here, or email directly.

Contact the International Team

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