How to Apply

It is very straightforward to apply for a place as an international student at South Lanarkshire College. However, if you require further advice on subject choice or on the application process, please contact our International Office.

If you know what you want to study, you are advised to apply online or download and complete the International Application Form  – you will be able to type the information directly on to the form, to save a copy, and then to email the form to:

Depending on the country you are applying from, the application may be dealt with directly by the College or it may be forwarded to our local agent in your country who will be able to assist you with your visa application.

We recognise that international applicants have a wide range of relevant qualifications, so each application is assessed on its individual merits. Your application form will be passed to the appropriate College department.

Payments, Conditional and Confirmation of Acceptance for Study

In order to receive a conditional offer, you must:

•Complete the application form
•Provide copies of qualifications held and details of any examinations being undertaken
•Provide proof of your level of ability in English language

In order to receive a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) letter, you must:

•Make full payment of your first year’s fees to the College.
•Have met any requirements of your conditional offer letter.

Visa application / visa deadlines

You should be aware that it may take several weeks for your visa application to be processed. Therefore, early application and fees payment to the College are advised so that there is plenty of time for you to receive your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies letter which gives you the number you will need in order to apply for your visa with the British Embassy.


You should inform the International Office of your arrival details. You should plan to arrive between Monday – Friday when you will be met on arrival by a member of staff and escorted to your accommodation.

The following activities will be undertaken before the start of your course:

•Registration with the local police, if required
•Registration with a local medical centre
•A tour of the College
•A tour of the local area
•You will be issued an email address
•You will be given an emergency contact
•College and course induction

We will provisionally arrange your accommodation as you require an address on arrival in the UK.