International Students

London is a global capital and a world leader in the the creative industries. With a Tier 4 Sponsor license, we welcome international students from all over the world and place great value on people from different cultures and backgrounds sharing their ideas.

We are proud of our diverse student population and have taught students from America, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Egypt, Mexico, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Iran, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand and Turkey. Typically between 7 and 14% of our students come from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

All policy information including our Admissions Policy is available here. Feel free to contact us if you need any further information.

Principles

The principles of how to apply to study with us are the same for all students so in addition to this page, please visit How to apply. Specific guidance for international students is available from the UKVI web site. Most students can complete the online visa application however there are some exceptions.

Visas to study at LCCM

The correct study visa for students from outside the EEA is as follows:

BMus (Hons) Music Performance and Production: Tier 4 (General)

BA (Hons) Music Industry Management: Tier 4 (General)

BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing: Tier 4 (General)

BSc (Hons) Digital Product Development: Tier 4 (General)

Cert HE Music Performance: Tier 4 (General)

Cert HE Creative Music Practice: Tier 4 (General)

MA Creative Entrepreneurship: Tier 4 (General)

Summer Performance or Production Short Courses: Student Visitor

Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS)

Once you have been through our application process you will receive your offer. Students offered a place are required to register for their course before we can issue a CAS. The CAS allows you to commence your visa application.

Due to changes in government policy, as of 6 April 2015, students applying for leave to enter or remain in the UK under the Tier 4 points system are required to pay an additional Immigration Health Surcharge. Applicants can pay this fee through the dedicated IHS portal.

Academic Progression

As an applicant you must show that the course at LCCM is higher in academic level than any course you have already completed in the UK. Cert HE, HNC, HND or Foundation degree into BMus, BA or BSc are all examples of clear academic progression. Progressing from any of our undergraduate programmes into our MA also qualify.

Attendance

There are strict rules regarding attendance for international students. If for any reason you are unable to attend any part of the course or will arrive late for the start, you must inform us in advance.

Work

Sadly, international students at private higher education institutions such as LCCM are not permitted to work during their course.

English Language Requirements

BMus Music Performance and Production / BA Music Industry Management / BSc Digital Product Development / BA Creative and Professional Writing

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Certificate (CEFR) Level B2 English language competence by providing a recent secure English language test (SELT) from an approved test provider. Applicants must achieve at least CEFR level B2 in all four components (speaking, listening, reading and writing).

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Certificate (CEFR) Level B2 English language competence by providing a recent secure English language test (SELT) from an approved test provider. Applicants must achieve at least CEFR level B2 in all four components (speaking, listening, reading and writing). – See more at: /courses/bass/bass-undergraduate-music-degree/#sthash.kIQuitXG.dpuf

Cert HE Music Performance

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Certificate (CEFR) Level B2 English language competence by providing a recent secure English language test (SELT) from an approved test provider. Applicants must achieve at least CEFR level B2 in all four components (speaking, listening, reading and writing).

Cert HE Creative Music Practice

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Certificate (CEFR) Level B2 English language competence by providing a recent secure English language test (SELT) from an approved test provider. Applicants must achieve at least CEFR level B2 in all four components (speaking, listening, reading and writing).

MA Creative Entrepreneurship

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Certificate (CEFR) Level C1 English language competence by providing a recent secure English language test (SELT) from an approved test provider. Applicants must achieve at least CEFR level C1 – 7.0 overall and a minimum of 6.5 in all four components (speaking, listening, reading and writing).

Secure English Language Tests (SELT) Approved Test Providers

For Secure English Language tests taken from 6th April 2015 onwards, only the following are accepted:

  • Cambridge English Language Assessment: IELTS for UKVI** (You must specify this form when you register for your IELTS test. It is now the only version UKVI will accept.)
  • Trinity College London: Integrated Skills in English II