Frequently Asked Questions

Applying

How do I make an application?

A : Please click on the following link lbic.navitas.com/apply now to make an online application. Our Admissions Team will respond to you quickly if your academic and English results meet our requirements.

Q : 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
Q : Do I need to take an English test, for example, IELTS, Pearson PTE?

A : Only if LBIC Conditional Offer Letter requires you to provide us with an IELTS (or equivalent) English proficiency certificate. Please contact our Admissions Team on admissions@lbic.brunel.ac.uk to enquire further.

Q : What is the admissions process?

A : Once our Admissions Team have received your application pack, including all the required documentation, they will make an assessment against the entry criteria and provide you with an offer letter. For applications that meet the standard requirements, the response time is approximately 24 hours. If your results fall below the standard requirements, it can take longer to get a decision.

If you receive a conditional offer letter, please provide our Admissions Team with the relevant documents to meet the requirements stated. If you receive an unconditional offer - congratulations, please complete the acceptance form and make payment to receive your CAS letter for visa purposes.

Q : 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.

Q : 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 admissions@lbic.brunel.ac.uk to enquire further.

Q : What is LBIC?

A : LBIC is an embedded College of Brunel University London, located on the campus, in West London. LBIC provides international students with alternative pathways to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Brunel University London. Please see the following link lbic.navitas.com/programmes for more information about the pathway programmes we offer.

Finance

Q : How can I make tuition fee payment?

A : You can pay via bank to bank transfer or pay at reception using a debit or credit card. Click here to find our bank details for a bank to bank transfer. Please remember to quote your LBIC student ID when making the transfer. If you have any questions before making payment, please contact us via email on admissions@lbic.brunel.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0) 1895 265 540.

Q : What are the LBIC 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: London, UK
  • Bank Account number: 12082527
  • Bank Sort Code: 18-50-08
  • IBAN Number: GB98CITI18500812082527
  • SWIFT Code: CITIGB2L (Citibank London)

Please remember to quote your LBIC student ID when making any payments

Q : What are the tuition fees?

A : Your tuition fees will be stated in your offer letter. If you are unsure about your fees, please contact our Admissions Team on admissions@lbic.brunel.ac.uk to enquire further. You can also find more information about your tuition fees through this link.

Q : Can I make payment in instalments?

A : 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

Arriving

Q : 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.

Q : What do I need to bring with me for enrolment?

A : Please bring with you all your original documentation you used when making your LBIC 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
Q : Can you arrange airport pick up for me please?

A : We offer an airport pickup service which you will need to book through the following link: lbic.navitas.com/arrival

Q : Where do I need to come for enrolment?

A : Please make your way to the Russell Building, located on the Campus. For our full address, please see the following link: www.lbic.navitas.com/contact-us

Q : 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 LBIC Facebook page for more information - facebook.com/lbicuk. Please expect to spend a few hours enrolling with both, Brunel University London and LBIC to receive your student card and timetable.

Q : What happens if I receive my visa after the enrolment date?

A : Please contact our Admissions Team as soon as possible on admissions@lbic.brunel.ac.uk. 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 class as soon as possible.

Accommodation

Q : Where can I find more information about student accommodation?

A : Please visit the following page for more information about student accommodation: LBIC.navitas.com/accommodation You will be delighted to know that Brunel offers international students both, on-campus and off-campus accommodation. Upon receipt of your Brunel Student ID you can apply for your on-campus accommodation through the following link: accom.brunel.ac.uk/apply You will not require your Brunel Student ID to arrange off-campus accommodation.

Food

Q : 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. Please see the following link for more information about food and drink, nightlife and other amenities at Brunel University London: www.brunel.ac.uk/life

Q : Where can I do my weekly shopping?

A : Uxbridge 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, two shopping malls, dozens of bars and restaurants - all very popular with students!