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Why choose us?
Did you know that over 50% of our students are international?
Studying alongside those on other courses, you’ll be able to share ideas and get a fresh perspective, all while making lasting relationships from around the around.
Following the triggering of Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (EU), the UK and the EU have two years to negotiate arrangements for the UK’s withdrawal. The expectation is for the UK to remain a full member of the EU during this time.
We know you may have questions about your current or future application to study with us as the UK prepares to leave the European Union. We want to reassure you that our international outlook, has not changed. More information can be found on our EU Statement page.
Further information for students requiring a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK
1. CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) statement. This is provided by AECC University College and will be issued within 3 months prior to the start of the course once you have firmly accepted an unconditional offer. You will need the CAS number listed on the statement to apply for your visa.
2. All original qualification documents as listed in the CAS statement. This could, for example, be an undergraduate degree certificate or more likely, be your A-level equivalent qualifications
3. Official certified translations of your qualifications if those qualifications are not in English. The translation must include: details of the translation company, confirmation that it is an accurate translation of the original,a date and the original signature of the translator
4. Original bank statements that demonstrate that you meet the maintenance requirements as mentioned below
5. English Language Test Certificate listed on your CAS - This will be your IELTS/TOEFL certificate unless you are applying from a country that is exempt from the English Language test requirements
6. TB Clearance certificate (if you are applying from a country where this is required)
7. Financial statements must show that you have had the requisite funds in your nominated bank account for at least 28 consecutive days before you apply for a visa. If you wish to use your parents' bank statements as evidence of funds you will also need to submit your original birth certificate as evidence of your relationship to your parent (and a translation if necessary)
8. A passport photograph that meets the UKVI requirements
You must demonstrate you are CEFR level B2 English language competent by providing a recent secure English language test (SELT) from one of the UKVI's approved test providers. You must have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in all four components (unless a test provider exempts you from sitting a component because of a disability). The list of UKVI approved English language tests is located here. All students requiring a student visa to study at the AECC will need to undertake an IELTS exam unless you are a national of a majority English-speaking country or have completed an academic qualification considered to be equivalent to a UK degree, as listed on page 36 of the Tier-4 Policy guidance.
The maintenance requirements for students living outside of London are £1,015 per month. If you are a new student you will be expected to show you have the requisite funds for the first year's tuition fees plus £9,135 for living expenses in your bank account for 28 consecutive days before you make your application. For students starting in September 2018, this would be a total of (£9,135 + £13,900) = £23,035
You must ensure that you have a valid passport. If you need to get a new one or if your current passport needs to be revalidated, do this as soon as possible because the process can take several months. You must have at least one page that is blank on both sides in your passport and we recommend that your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months after your arrival in the UK. If you are not living in your own country, please check with your Embassy whether you need to return to your home country to get a new passport.
Applicants from a number of countries are required to obtain a certificate confirming that they are free from tuberculosis. For a full list of countries that are required to provide a TB clearance certificate please click here. You will not need a TB clearance certificate if you've been living for at least six months in a country where TB screening is not required by the UK, and you've been away from that country for at least six months.
For each year that you intend to study in the UK, you will have to pay £150 per year to entitle you to healthcare under the National Health Service (NHS). This figure must be paid in full in advance of your visa application. More information about this can be found here.
As part of the Tier 4 application process the UKVI could invite you to attend a credibility interview. Please check with your local Visa Application Centre (VAC) for more information. The interviews are carried out at the visa application centre as part of the appointment where you provide your biometrics (fingerprints). If you are asked to attend an interview you will need to speak to a UKVI officer based in the UK via Skype. The officer will ask you questions on the following areas: - why you decided to study in the UK - what made you choose AECC University College - the reasons for selecting your course A report of the interview will be sent to the visa officer who is considering your Tier 4 application. This officer will consider this report along with the supporting documents you submit with your Tier 4 application when they make a decision to grant your Tier 4 visa.
If your student visa application is successful, you will be issued with a single entry visa that is valid for travel to the UK and a stay of 30 days from the date that you have informed UKVI that you will arrive in the UK.
On arrival in the UK you must collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) containing your immigration permission (visa) from the nominated Post Office specified within your visa decision letter, within 10 days. Read pages 5 - 9 of the UKVI guidance for more information.
The maximum length of time that can be spent studying at or above degree level, according to the Home Office guidelines, is five years. This is unless the strict application of the five-year time limit would prevent you from completing a fifth academic year at degree level or above as listed in point 113. 2) of the Tier-4 Policy Guidance.
As the MChiro course is normally a 5-year course and AECC University College is listed as a HEI on the UKVI list of sponsors, the maximum length of time that a student entering the course has to complete it, is 5 years and 11 months. As a result, students who enter year of the MChiro course must be aware that the failure to pass each year successfully at the first attempt, will lead to not being able to complete the MChiro course in full within the allowed time period.
“I loved the international and multicultural atmosphere amongst students and staff, you’ll have friends all over the world” Renske, Class of 2013, Masters of Chiropractic.
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