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Askham Bryan College is a great choice for your education. Our wide range of subjects and levels of study is why so many students choose to join us every year. You can study a degree or vocational qualification in subjects including Agriculture to Equine Studies, Wildlife Conservation, Horticulture, Veterinary Nursing and much more. Search a full list of courses here.

We recognise that every person is unique and we make every effort to integrate individuals into the student body. In return we offer specialist facilities and residential accommodation in the heart of the Campus, as well as:

• A stunningly beautiful and safe Campus environment
• The thriving and exciting city of York on your doorstep, only four miles away
• Beautiful countryside and national parks for outdoor learning opportunities
• First class facilities and lecturers
• A highly rated and recognised UK academic qualification from a OFS Registered institution

Entry Requirements

For students requiring a Tier 4 visa, proof of English Language ability is now a requirement of the UK Border Agency (UKBA). The latest information on English Language requirements for visa applications can be found on the UK Visas and Entry website. Please note that these can be subject to change at any time.

How to Apply

If you are applying for one of our degree qualifications, you will need to apply via UCAS. Applicants who have English as a second language are expected to demonstrate their language skills through an IELTS score of 6.0 to study our Higher Education programmes.

All other applications can be made direct to the College by completing the online application form. Details of the College's accommodation can be found here. You can find a helpful checklist to guide your application here

You MUST provide us with a Statement of Application with your application form, for your application to be considered. The Statement of Application must tell us why you want to study at Askham Bryan College.

You need to apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK if you’re 16 or over and you:

• Have been offered a place on a course
• Can speak, read, write and understand English (normally an ELTS score of 7.0)
• Have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course - this will vary depending on your circumstances
• Are from a country that’s not in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland
• You meet the other eligibility requirements

For the most up to date information on Tier 4 student visas, please visit the UK Visas and Entry website.

Fees and Finance

The fee for International Students joining us during the 2020/21 academic year will be £14,000 per year. Other financial criteria needs to be met before enrolment, please contact the College direct for further advice and information by email or by calling +44 1904 772211.

Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies Number

One of the important parts of you application is the allocation of your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies Number. This is given to you only when you have satisfied all the conditions, both academic and otherwise, which we ask of you as part of the admissions process. (This number is also required if you need to renew your visa during your studies). This number proves that we are willing and happy to sponsor you as a Tier 4 student.

Useful Contacts 

You may need a visa to study in the UK and you will need to have this before you travel. We recommend you contact your local British Embassy, High Commission or Consulate to ensure that you gain the correct entry clearances. Information is also available on the UK Visas and Entry website.

For more advice and guidance on admissions at Askham Bryan College please contact us by email or by calling +44 1904 772211.

Here’s a list of websites that will assist you with the application and immigration procedure:

UKCISA: UK Council for International Student Affairs, provides advice and information for overseas students 
UK Border Agency: Visa and immigration requirements 
The British Council: Visa information and help to find an education adviser in your home country
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Visa information and embassy contact details in your country
NARIC: Help with equivalent qualification information
IELTS: English Language Test Information


Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277