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The Application Process

  1. Complete the Online Application & Payment Process.  Make sure you read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of Booking.
  2. Send a scan of your passport or EU ID card by email or fax to +44 131 558 9734.  
  3. Complete our Online Placement Test. The instructions on How to login to the Placement Test can be found at our Pre-Arrival Information page
  4. If you wish to apply for a General Student Visa (GSV) please send a copy of a UKBA approved Secure English Language Test (SELT). Details of the approved tests can be found on the Do I Need a Visa to Study? page.GSV applicants must also complete a Student Assessment Questionnaire which can also be found at the Do I Need a Visa to Study? page.          
  5. If you wish to apply for a Student Visitor Visa (SVV) or an Extended Student Visitor Visa (ESVV) you will need to complete our Online Placement test. The instructions on How to login to the Placement Test can be found at our Pre-Arrival Information page. In addition if you are from one of the countries listed on the PDF at the bottom of this page you will also need to complete our online speaking test. The instructions on How to do the Speaking Test can be found at our Pre-Arrival Information page.  

    If you have a valid SELT result this can be submitted as an alternative to undertaking the two online tests. SVV and ESVV applicants from any of the countries listed on the PDF at the bottom of  this page must also send us a completed Student Assessment Questionnaire which is found at the Do I Need a Visa to Study? page.  
  6. Pay the appropriate course deposit.
    • If you require a General Student Visa, pay a £400 deposit plus a £10 CAS fee (payable to UKBA). If you are from one of the countries listed on the PDF at the bottom of this page you will need to pay a deposit of the full gross course fees plus the £10 CAS fee.
    • If you require an SVV or ESVV Visa, pay a £150 deposit. If you are from one of the countries listed on the PDF at the bottom of this page you will need to pay a deposit of the full gross course fee. 
    • All other students pay a £150 deposit.
    • If your course fee is less than the relevant deposit, pay the full fee. 
  7. Pay the appropriate accommodation deposit if required.
    • Pay the accommodation deposit of £150. If you are from one of the countries listed on the PDF at the bottom of this page the accommodation deposit is the full cost of the accommodation, where the period booked is 3 weeks or less. For bookings of longer than 3 weeks the deposit is 50% of the cost of the accommodation or the total cost of 3 weeks accommodation, whichever is the higher.
    • Pay the accommodation booking fee of £35. This is non-refundable.
    • If your accommodation fee is less than the deposit, pay the full fee.
    • If you book a full time course of 12 or more weeks, the accommodation booking is FREE. A full time course is one of 15 hours or more per week.
  8. Pay the airport transfer fee if required.
    • £45 from Edinburgh International one way; £90 return. 
    • £80 from Glasgow International one way; £160 return.
    • £90 from Glasgow Prestwick  one way; £180 return.
    • If you book a full time course of 12 or more weeks, the airport transfer is discounted by £45
  9. Pay the course materials cost.
    The materials cost is currently £30 per level studied.  This is payable at the time of booking for all new students.  For continuing students this fee should be paid directly to the school office when the student moves level.
  10. If you have a credit card, you can pay the deposit/fees at the end of the Online Application & Payment Process which includes a secure payment section called Worldpay
  11. If you do not have a credit card, please complete the Online Application form and arrange your payment by bank transfer. The bank details can be found on the PDF at the bottom of this page. Please email us after you have made the bank transfer
  12. If your requested course and accommodation are available, the school will send you  a  Confirmation of Booking (including your CAS number if required) within 24 hours of receiving all the correct information and fees.  We will also send a statement showing the amount you have paid and any remaining fees
  13. If your requested course or accommodation is not available we will suggest new dates for your course and/or accommodation.  If we cannot find a suitable alternative, the school will return any money you have paid. 
  14. Students who are funded by an overseas government must follow all the steps above.  We require a financial guarantee letter from your sponsor addressed to the school.  You must pay the course fees yourself until we receive this letter.  After we receive this letter we will return all the fees you have paid that are covered by the financial guarantee letter – this usually excludes accommodation, airport transfer and teaching materials. 
  15. Read the school rules and other pre-arrival information.
  16. Booking cancellations and refunds.

If you have to cancel your course either because your visa application has been rejected or for     any other reason then the cancellation fees listed in the tables below will apply. For visa applicants a visa rejection letter must be provided before the return of any deposit (less the appropriate cancellation fee). 

a)  Cancellation fees  - Visa Applicants

Course Fees

Accommodation
Booked?

 

 

Visa Rejection Provided within 21 days or less of course start date

Visa Rejection Provided more than 21  days before course start date

GSV

SVV

ESVV

Yes

No

 

 

Yes

No

£400

£150

£150

Yes

No

 

 

No

Yes

£200

£50

£50

Yes

Yes

 

 

Yes

No

£550

£300

£300

Yes

Yes

 

 

No

Yes

£200

£50

£50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b)  Cancellation fees - Visa Applicants (from one of the countries listed at on the PDF at the bottom of this page) 

Course Fees

Accommodation
Booked?

 

 

Visa Rejection Provided within 21 days or less of course start date

Visa Rejection Provided more than 21  days before course start date

GSV

SVV

ESVV

Yes

No

 

 

Yes

No

£400

£400

£400

Yes

No

 

 

No

Yes

£200

£200

£200

Yes

Yes

 

 

Yes

No

£550

£550

£550

Yes

Yes

 

 

No

Yes

£200

£200

£200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c)  Cancellation fees - EU/EEA applicants

Course Fees

Accommodation Booked?

Cancellation within 21 days or less of the course start date

Cancellation more than 21 days before course start date.

 

Yes

No

Yes

No

£150

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

£300

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

£50

 

 

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PDF logoList of Countries for which full course fee deposits apply

Global School of English is recognised by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) as a branch of Glasgow School of English under Highly Trusted Sponsor licence number 18EC8KTJ1 and are licensed to bring students into the UK on Tier 4 General Student Visas.

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