West London College
West London College is a leading independent higher education institution with a history that dates back to the 1930’s. The College is an Associate Campus of Heriot-Watt University, ranked No. 18 in the UK, and offers a range of the University’s bachelors and masters degree programmes under licence. Students receive the same degrees as their counterparts at the University and at the same graduation ceremony in Edinburgh.
The College occupies buildings to the north, south and east of Selfridges in London’s West End, within walking distance of Bond Street, Baker Street and Marble Arch tube stations. Students are accommodated in hostel style rooms, mainly in the Queensway and Bayswater area.
The College is non-profit-making and so is able to offer relatively low tuition fees. Overseas student pay only slightly more than UK/EU students and this is only to cover the extra administrative cost of their recruitment and visa formalities.
West London College is a member of Study UK.
Why choose Brunel University?
Brunel is proud to be home to over 2,500 international students from over 110 different countries who play an essential part in creating our diverse and cosmopolitan university.
Research is at the heart of everything Brunel does, underpinning and enhancing the teaching of our degree programmes. The 2008 RAE ranked 82% of its research as being of international standing.
Brunel is committed to producing the professionally minded and skilled graduates that employers want. Its award winning Placement and Careers Centre (PCC) has over 30 staff, including a dedicated International Students Careers Officer.
Brunel University was ranked 1st in London, 6th in the UK, and 35th Worldwide (2012 Times Higher Education, “100 Under 50” rankings) ‧ Brunel was ranked in the upper quartile for overall satisfaction in 12 subject areas, including 4 subjects in the sector top 10 ‧
Brunel Business School has won the Times Higher Education Awards Business School of the Year 2013.
- Brunel is located in Uxbridge, a compact and friendly town on the edge of West London. Uxbridge town centre is just a 20 minute walk or short bus ride from the heart of the campus, and is packed with more than 300 shops, a multiplex cinema, dozens of bars and restaurants. From Uxbridge underground station, it is a straightforward journey into the centre of the capital.
The Admissions Office deals with all undergraduate and postgraduate applications and admissions to the University.
The Admissions Office aims to:
- develop and implement the University’s admission policy;
- ensure that all applications and admissions at undergraduate and postgraduate level are dealt with in a friendly, effective and efficient manner;
- enable decisions to be made promptly on all applications.
Update – The UK Visas and Immigration have announced changes to the Maintenance Requirements for Tier 4. In addition to the first year’s Tuition Fees, from 1st July 2014, when applying for a visa for Brunel University, you must show you have living costs of £820 per month for each month of your course (to a maximum of 9 months, or£7,380).
If you have applied to live in on-campus accommodation, the maximum amount you may deduct from the living costs part of your visa application’s Maintenance Requirement will now be £1,200.
Students who are applying to study abroad at Brunel independently should email the Study Abroad Manager directly to receive a link to the online application form.
Students who are applying through an existing partnership agreement must be nominated by their home institution in order to take part in the study abroad programme. Once you have been nominated, you will be sent a link to the online application form by email.
In order for us to consider your application, you must also submit all the supporting documents by the deadline shown on the course fees page. Below please find list of documents required:
- English language qualification (if applicable)
- Documentation of finance (£800/month or £7,200/year for maintenance costs plus applicable tuition fees)
- Official academic transcript of records
- Copy of valid passport ID page
- Letter of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Module selection form
Please use the module selection form to make provisional module choices from the list of available modules. You will need to select 3 modules per term. We advise you to select a few alternative modules since we cannot guarantee that you will be able to register for your first choice of modules. You will be able to discuss your choices and amend your modules if necessary at registration.
All applicants must be a current student at an overseas university or college of higher education and have completed at least one year of study at their home institution. The minimum academic requirement is a GPA of at least 2.8 out of 4.0 (or equivalent).
All students are required to meet the University’s minimum English language requirements by taking either an IELTS or another recognised English language qualification at an appropriate level, unless they are a native of an English-speaking country.
All courses follow the requirements of the relevant UK examination authorities and lead to qualifications awarded by professional bodies or degrees awarded by British Universities. Each course has been carefully selected for its relevance to commerce and industry and for its international recognition as evidence of professional competence.
Students entering the College enjoy every practical incentive to succeed. WLC is staffed by tutors of the highest quality and all students have access to an impressive range of specialist teaching aids including audio-visual equipment and modern computer facilities. Lecturers are chosen not just for their technical skills but also for their ability to impart their knowledge to others. They are entertaining and friendly, and always do their best to ensure that the course is as enjoyable as possible. In such a progressive environment students discover a new interest in learning, and new outlets for their natural potential.
THE STUDENT FACILITIES
All lectures rooms and computer labs are climate-controlled and equipped with digital projectors which are linked to the College computer network and to the College’s virtual learning environment. The College also offers an extensive library with electronic access to University libraries, a subsidised restaurant, student common rooms, a cinema, free wifi, free printing, a free 50 station internet cafe with Skype, an integral English language school (voted the best in Europe), and regular social events such as parties, fashion shows, discos and boat trips. The students Xmas party is legendary.
There are approximately 900 full time students, mostly aged between 18 and 25, many from overseas. It is a truly cosmopolitan learning environment.
- Business, Marketing & Finance
- Information Technology
- Hotel and Tourism Management
- Fashion Design
- English Language