International student admissions
The closing date for receving completed applications from international stuudents for the next academic year, starting September 2013, is 24 May 2013.
About studying at Trinity College
We are an international community and greatly benefit from the opportunity to learn with people from other countries and churches. Many of our international students are postgraduates and may have spent some time in a language centre before coming to us.
We require all Trinity students to have the support of a senior member of their church or national church organisation.
Trinity's courses are validated by the University of Bristol and are at a high academic level. For undergraduate courses we require evidence of good grades in your exams at the end of your secondary school or in a course of further or higher education that you have subsequently undertaken (e.g. at Bible college). For postgraduate courses we require evidence of a good degree in theological studies.
A major obstacle is often in the area of funding and so it is important to be realistic about this. Fees and living costs are very high in the United Kingdom. A student coming to Trinity College will need to have funds in the region of £13,700 to pay for fees and living expenses for each academic year. Additional funds will also be required to cover living expenses in the vacation. We are able to give some limited bursary help, but only where the majority of funds have already been secured from elsewhere. Please contact Nicola Willcocks for more information about finance.A major obstacle is often in the area of funding and so it is important to be realistic about this.
We require that all Trinity students for whom English is not their first language can give evidence of an advanced level of proficiency in English. We require an over-all IELTS (International English Language Test Score) of 6.5, with a score of at least 6 in all components from those students wishing to undertake undergraduate study. Postgraduate students will need to score a Level 7. The English language test must have been taken within the last two years. For those who do not have English as their first language, we offer English language support from Mrs Mel Lucas, a qualified language teacher and IELTS examiner.
Licensing and accreditation
Trinity College is licensed by the UK Border Agency ('A' rating) to sponsor international students. It is also accredited as a Premier College by ASIC (Accreditation Service for International Colleges).
Under recent UK Government regulations, only colleges officially licensed by the UK Border Agency (part of the Home Office) are able to admit international students from non-European Economic Area (EEA) countries. Our licensing and ASIC accreditation are part of this process.
Changes to the UK Border Agency regulations mean that all non EEA students whose applications to study at Trinity College are successful are required to apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa. These students are not able to bring dependants to the UK with them. Please refer to www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk for up-to- date information regarding studying in the UK.
To contact us by email
International undergraduate enquiries
For more information and an application form:
Email Nicola Willcocks, Admissions Officer (undergraduate international students)
International MA enquiries
For more information about our taught postgraduate (MA) programmes and an application form:
Email Mel Lucas, Postgraduate Taught Administrator
International research postgraduate enquiries
For more information and to discuss your options:
Email Samantha Hands, International Research Enquiries
Telephone and fax
Telephone +44 (0)117 968 2803
Facsimile +44 (0)117 968 7470