Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make an application?
A : You can click here make an online application. Our Admissions team will respond to you quickly if your academic and English results meet our requirements.
What is required as part of my application?
A: You will be requested to provide the following supporting documentation:
- Latest academic transcripts and certificates
- Clear photocopy of passport
- English proficiency results e.g. IELTS, Pearson PTE
- Any previous studies in the UK along with copies of all previous CAS and visa pages
Do I need to take an English test, for example, IELTS, Pearson PTE?
A : Only if your Conditional Offer Letter requires you to provide us with an IELTS (or equivalent) English proficiency certificate. Please contact our Admissions Team on email@example.com to enquire further.
What is the admissions process?
A : Once our Admissions Team have received your application, including all the required documentation, they will make an assessment against the entry criteria and provide you with an offer letter. You should receive an update regarding your application within 2 working days. If your results fall below the standard requirements, it can take longer to get a decision, and may be taken to the University Academic Board for approval.
If you receive a conditional offer letter, please provide our Admissions Team with the relevant documents stated on the offer letter, to meet the requirements stated. If you receive an unconditional offer - congratulations, please complete the acceptance form and return it to us. You will also need to make your tuition fee deposit stated on your offer letter. Once we have received payment, we will issue your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) letter for visa purposes.
When will I receive my CAS / Visa letter?
A : You will first need to receive your unconditional offer letter, once the acceptance form has been completed and the deposit payment made, you will receive your provisional CAS letter.
I have previously studied in the UK - will this affect my application?
A : Yes, if you have studied in the UK previously, our Admissions Team will require a copy of all your previous CAS and copies of your visas. Please contact our Admissions Team on firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire further.
What is Brunel University London Pathway College?
A : Brunel University London Pathway College is a pathway partnership college of Brunel University London, located on the campus, in West London. The College provides international students with alternative pathways to undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes at Brunel University London.
How can I make tuition fee payment?
A : You can pay via bank to bank transfer or online through here. Click here to find our bank details for a bank to bank transfer. Please remember to input your Brunel University London Pathway College student ID in the reference box when making the transfer. Our finance team will then know the funds are from you and will allocate the funds to your account. If you have any questions before making payment, please contact us via email on email@example.com or call us on +44 (0) 1895 265 540.
What are the Brunel University London Pathway College bank account details?
A: Our bank details are as follows:
- Bank name: Citibank London
- Address: Citigroup Centre, Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5LB, UK
- Account name: London IBT Limited
- Account Address: Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH
- Bank Account number: 12082527
- Bank Sort Code: 18-50-08
- IBAN Number: GB92CITI18500812082527
- SWIFT Code: CITIGB2L (Citibank London)
- Reference Number/Reference: (Brunel University London Pathway College 5 digit student ID)
Please remember to input your Brunel University London Pathway College student ID in the reference box when making any payments.
What are the tuition fees?
A : Your tuition fees will be stated in your offer letter. If you are unsure about your fees, you can view our tuition fees page.
Can I make payment in instalments?
A : If you have an offer with us for a foundation or first year course, you can pay for your tuition fees in two instalments. Your first instalment is paid before you receive your CAS letter for your visa. The second instalment is paid before you start your second semester - you will receive further information from our Student Services Team.
When should I arrive in the UK for my studies?
A : You will be emailed by our Student Services Team advising you of the enrolment and orientation dates. Therefore please ensure you have provided us with your personal email address during at your application stage. Also make sure you have a look at our Pre-Arrival checklist.
What do I need to bring with me for enrolment?
A : Please bring with you all your original documentation you used when making your College application, including your
- Final academic transcripts and certificates
- IELTS (or equivalent, English proficiency results)
- Passport with your UK student visa
- Any other documents requested via email before arriving for enrolment
Can you arrange airport pick up for me please?
A : We offer an airport pickup service which you can book by clicking here. Please note the public transport system for London is TFL. You can plan your journey on their website around London using bus, tube or train. The University is only 20 minutes away from Heathrow airport, where you can take a direct bus to the University.
Where do I need to come for enrolment?
A : You will need to enrol at the University at the Student Centre. Once you have enrolled with the University, you will then need to enrol with the College. Please make your way to the Russell Building, located on the Campus. You can find us using the campus map. Click here to view our full address. Remember to check your emails for any updates.
What is involved in the enrolment process?
A : You will be provided with full instructions prior to your arrival. Please keep an eye on your email inbox and the College Facebook and Instagram pages for more information. Please expect to spend a few hours enrolling with both Brunel University London and the College to receive your student card and timetable.
What happens if I receive my visa after the enrolment date?
A : Please contact our Admissions Team as soon as possible on firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be able to enrol until the cut-off date and will be given catch up classes. Please make sure you make arrangements to arrive as soon as you have your visa so that we can complete enrolment and you can attend classes as soon as possible.
Where can I find more information about student accommodation?
A : You can view our accommodation page for more information. You will be delighted to know that the University offers international students both on-campus and off-campus accommodation. Upon receipt of your University Student ID you can apply for your on-campus accommodation. You will not require your University Student ID to arrange off-campus accommodation.
You can also visit the University's Accommodation Answer and Question Centre.
Want to a virtual tour of accommodation? Click here for take a virtual tour.
Why do I receive two IDs – Brunel University London Pathway College ID & Brunel University London ID?
This is due to two different systems we are using in the College. Please note that you will need your University ID to apply for accommodation online.
What are the eating and drinking options available on campus?
A : All halls are self-catering if you want to cook for yourself, but there are also many food outlets across campus. From on campus supermarket, cafes and restaurant, there's lot's of options around which offers halal option too. Click here for more information about food and drink, nightlife and other amenities at Brunel University London.
Where can I do my weekly shopping?
A : Uxbridge Town Centre is just a 20-minute walk or short bus-ride from the heart of the campus. The town centre is packed with shops, a multiplex cinema, cheap supermarkets, two shopping malls, dozens of bars and restaurants - all very popular with students! There is also a train station, which you can get the tube to Central London within 40 minutes.
Q: What is the teaching delivery for September 2022 and beyond?
A:Our approach to learning and teaching for the 2022/23 Academic Year and onwards prioritises interactive, in-person, on campus teaching, such as lectures, seminars, group work and practical activities.
All students will be required to be in the UK and there will be no further option to study any of our programmes exclusively online.
Q: Can I get a refund if I get a visa refusal?
A: Please refer to our refund policy here if you started your studies in September 2021 or January 2022. Please also refer to our refund policy here if you started your studies in May 2022.
Q: I want to apply for an Brunel University London Pathway College pathway, is it possible?
A: Yes! Please apply online via our website and our Admissions Team will get back to you within two working days. Please ensure you also have a look at our deadlines and key dates for your chosen intake.
Q: I already have an offer, how can I keep informed on next steps?
A: If you are currently an offer holder with Brunel University London Pathway College, you will receive follow up emails from the college informing you of the required steps to accepting your offer. However, if you have any generic or admissions queries please contact us at;
Generic queries – email@example.com
Admissions queries – firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: How will classes be delivered in the coming academic year 2021/22?
Our approach to learning and teaching for the 2022/23 Academic Year and onwards prioritises interactive, in-person, on campus teaching, such as lectures, seminars, group work and practical activities.
All students will be required to be in the UK and there will be no further option to study any of our programmes exclusively online.
Q: When will my class be?
A: Your class times are published on your timetable, which you can access via Moodle. Please remember classes are UK time GMT. Class times on all links will be published in this format.
Zoom links will only be open during the hours of your class.
Q: Will online attendance be monitored?
A: All student attendance will continue to be monitored. Lecturers will take registers as normal during the session and usual rules will apply with regards to half attendance and absence.
As we have previously instructed, students who are Student Route visa holders must continue to demonstrate that they are engaged with their studies by attending classes remotely.
Q: Where do I go if I need support with Zoom?
A: For technical information relating to your Zoom classes and academic queries, please continue to contact the Brunel University London Pathway College Academic Services team. For enquiries regarding your modules or class content, please contact your lecturer.
Q: Is the library open on campus?
A: The library will remain open for pre-booked individual study, but with reduced opening hours. Access to materials will be on a request basis using Click & Collect.
Q: How is Brunel University London Pathway College supporting students who suspect they have COVID-19?
A: If you are unwell or have tested positive for COVID-19, it is important that the Student Services Team at Brunel University London Pathway College are made aware as soon as possible so that guidance can be provided accordingly.
Q: As a current student in the UK, are COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment covered by the NHS Health Surcharge?
A: All lawful, non-visitor migrants to the UK gain access to the National Health Service and medical treatment free at the point of use. This includes treatment that is medically required in relation to COVID-19.
Q: How will Brunel University London Pathway College support students who stay off-campus during the closure of campus?
A: All support services will be available during this period via email, telephone and video calls, however, they will not be available for face to face meetings.
In the first instance, you should contact the Brunel University London Pathway College Student Services Team and they will be able to signpost you to the relevant service.
Q: What alternate support is available to students other than by phone and email?
A: In order to further support you during this period, we have implemented an online booking system for you to book a one to one video call with a member of the Student Services Team.
The appointments will provide some facetime with a member of the team for you to ask any questions you may have in regards to your studies. This service will be available Monday to Friday during specific times until further notice.
To book a slot, please follow the below instructions;
Step 1 - For booking, select the date and time of video call that you would like to attend.*
Step 2 - Once you have selected your preferred time slot, you will be asked to enter your contact details in order to receive confirmation of your appointment.
Step 3 - Two hours prior to the meeting taking place, you will receive an appointment reminder. You will simply have to click on the link to join your Zoom meeting.
Once this is done, you are ready to go. A member of the Student Services Team will be there to answer any questions during your time slot.
*It is important that you inform us if you are not able to attend your timeslot as other students will be waiting to use this service.
Q: I want to return home during the closure, what is the process for deferral of study?
A: It is important that the Academic Services Team are informed if you wish to defer your studies. There are forms that you are required to complete and college approval is mandatory before your student record can be amended.
Q: What impact will this have on my Student Route visa?
A: Before deferring your studies, we strongly advise that you speak to the Brunel Immigration and Compliance team to find out what impact deferring will have on your Student Route visa.
Q: I am having issues paying for next semester fees, can you help?
A: The Student Services Team are available to discuss any issues that you may be facing throughout this period. This can be anything from welfare concerns to financial issues. The Student Services Team are available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, excluding Bank Holidays.
For any further questions, please reach out to the Brunel University London Pathway College Student Services Team.
As you know, coronavirus is still very much with us and the pandemic is not yet over. We are, however, in a much stronger position as a nation than we were this time last year or the year before. The current increase in cases is being monitored both nationally and locally, and we are working with stakeholders to continue to keep our community safe.
Therefore, we'd advise you to do the following in relation to coronavirus:
- Get vaccinated if you can – this is the best defence against this virus.
- If you test positive you should report on eVision and follow NHS Guidance which is to stay at home (or work/study from home) for five days.
- Continue to use the hand sanitisers and virucidal wipes around campus
- Continue to ensure that you follow ventilation guidance for your spaces
Please keep up to date on https://students.brunel.ac.uk/support/latest-covid-19-advice-for-students
From 5 January 2023, people travelling to England from mainland China will need to show a negative covid test taken no more than 2 days before departure. Find out about the new measures if you’re travelling from mainland China.
The COVID-19 vaccination is being offered to everyone aged 18 or over at local sites run by GPs or community pharmacies, at larger vaccination centres and in some hospitals. This includes international students.
Once registered with a GP, students can book a vaccination appointment through the National Booking Service website or by phoning 119.
Latest government vaccination information can be found:
England: Coronavirus » COVID-19 vaccination FAQs: students in Higher Education Institutions