Study in the UK


UK Visa

Notting Hill College can help students obtain a Student Visitor Visa (6 Months)

Many students would need a visa to study and live in the UK.


Visa Guidelines

The visa process & requirements may differ depending on your country. If you want help just email us.


  • Pass our online English Test or determine your level based on your language records.

  • Enrol and pay for your course. We recommend a course of more than 15 hours per week (20 or more lessons per week).

  • If you do not have an accommodation in the UK, we highly recommend that you pay for your home stay as well.

  • Once your enrollment documents are received and you are found to be eligible, we send you your Payment Confirmation Slip and Acceptance Letter along with other relevant documents.

  • Apply for a UK visa online under the visa type “Student Visitor Visa (6 Months)” and book an appointment to submit your documents.

Do I need a Student Visitor Visa?

  • If you are from an EEA (European Economic Area) country, YOU WILL NOT NEED A VISA to come to the UK.

  • If you are NOT from EEA Country, then YOU WILL NEED A VISA to come to the UK.

If your visa application is rejected, you can try again or ask us for a refund.

Before granting, the UK Visa Officials will look for four main factors:

  • You have the finances to pay your food, transportation, accommodation and other expenses.

  • You want to return to your country after your course ends. For example, you have a job or a house in your country or you need to go back there to finish your university studies.

  • You have a good reason to study English. For example, learning English will get you better a job in your country or you want to study at an English university.

  • You submit your course enrollment and payment documents.

Monitoring your attendance: 
During your enrollment with us, you must attend more than 80% of your course or we are required to report your absenteeism to the government.

Visa Students – Terms & Conditions


Any students wishing to study at Notting Hill College who are not EU citizens must have a visa to remain in the UK and study full-time. Notting Hill College can assist with the following visa applications:

  • Student Visitor Visa

  • Extended Student Visitor Visa

For more information regarding visas, please visit:

Under current visa regulations, it is not possible to study on a normal tourist Visitor Visa or a Business Visa. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they have the correct visa and any appropriate leave to remain in the UK. If Notting Hill College discovers that a student does not have the correct visa and/or appropriate leave to remain in the UK, the course will be terminated with no refund.

For more information regarding visa types, please visit:


Booking a course

When a student wants to book a course with Notting Hill College, they will need to complete an application form and provide their passport details. We will then send an invitation letter in order to support a student visitor visa application.
Please note that all course fees must be paid in full before an invitation letter is issued.

Sponsored students:

If a student is being sponsored by their Embassy, then a provisional letter of sponsorship is required before an invitation letter can be issued. Sponsored students will not be permitted to start their course until a stamped, full letter of financial guarantee has been received by Notting Hill College. Full payment must be received within 14 days of the student’s course commencing.



  • If a student is required to postpone their course start date, the following rules will apply:
    A postponement request must be made in writing (by post or email) more than 14 days before the course is due to start. Any postponement after this time will be treated as a cancellation.

  •  The course may be postponed twice free of charge. Any further postponements will be treated as a cancellation.

  • Any postponed courses are subject to availability. Any new course start date will depend on if College is fully booked. If so, alternative dates will be   provided.

  • If any new invitation letters are required, Notting Hill College must be paid £250 per letter.

Postponement due to visa delays/refusals

Postponement due to visa delays:

If a student is required to postpone their course due to their visa being delayed or refused, they must contact Notting Hill College immediately to avoid incurring any cancellation charges. A copy of the refusal letter must be sent to in support of the postponement. In this case, no fees will be chargeable. However, if further invitation letters are required, Notting Hill College must be paid £10 per letter. This will be payable prior to the letter being sent.

Cancellation due to visa refusals:

If a student is required to cancel their course due to their visa being refused, they must contact Notting Hill College by emailing explaining that the visa application has been refused.

Notting Hill College will not refund any course fees in situations where the visa application has been refused due to an error or missed information on the application. It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that all information is correct when a visa is applied for. The Home Office’s decision is final and Notting Hill College will use all information provided in the refusal letter.

If a visa is refused after providing all of the correct information, the student must forward a copy of the visa refusal document and a completed refund application form. All monies will be refunded (minus a £450 administration fee and acceptance letter, £50 registration fees courier fees if applicable and any bank charges).



All students must notify Notting Hill College of any holidays in writing at least two weeks in advance. Notifying a member of staff verbally does not constitute sufficient notification.

The maximum authorised holiday permitted for students is 1 week for every 12 weeks of study. The permitted time will be added to the end of the course or there will be the possibility of additional classes. This will be decided by Notting Hill College. Refunds will not be issued by Notting Hill College for any holidays taken.

Notting Hill College will be closed on public holidays and over the Christmas period. Students will not be charged for these days.