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Frequently Asked Questions

Applying

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

What is LBIC?

A : LBIC is a pathway partnership College of Brunel University London, located on the campus, in West London. LBIC provides international students with alternative pathways to undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes at Brunel University London. 

Finance

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 LBIC student ID in there 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 info@lbic.brunel.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0) 1895 265 540.

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: 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: (LBIC 5 digit student ID)

Please remember to input your LBIC 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, ou 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

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.

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

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 LBIC. 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. 

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 & Instagram page for more information. Please expect to spend a few hours enrolling with both, Brunel University London and LBIC 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 info@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 classes as soon as possible.

Accommodation

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 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. You will not require your Brunel 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 – LBIC ID & Brunel ID?

This is due to two different systems we are using in LBIC. Please note that you will need Brunel ID to apply for accommodation online.

Food

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.

UK/Domestic Students

I have UK nationality and have lived in the UK all my life. Can I join London Brunel International College?

A : Yes! LBIC offers UK/domestic students limited pathways to choose from. This includes:

Unfortunately, we do not accept UK/domestic students on any other pathway we offer except the ones listed above.

Can I apply for on campus accommodation?

A : LBIC students can apply for on campus accommodation via the Brunel Accommodation Hub. You will need your 7-digit Brunel ID, which will be emailed to you with your unconditional offer letter.

You can also visit the University's Accommodation Answer and Question Centre. Click here for a virtual tour. 

How much will the foundation year cost me?

A : Our foundation and first year courses are £9250 for domestic/UK students. This covers the cost of both semesters and you will be able to use UK Student Finance to finance your studies. You will need to apply for a loan with Brunel University London. The course name will begin with ‘LBIC Sept Foundation/First Year University Studies’ followed by the full name of the course.

If you are self-funding your studies, you will need to pay 50% of the first-year fees before you join us in September and the remaining 50% once you are enrolled on the course. Please see above on how to pay your fees.

What is the difference between starting my undergraduate studies with LBIC or Brunel?

A : If you do not meet the entry requirements to study at Brunel University London, you can study at London Brunel International College (LBIC). We accept domestic/UK students on limited courses (see above) as long as you meet our entry requirements.

LBIC is based on Brunel University’s campus in Uxbridge, London and LBIC classes and seminars take place across the campus too, so students will spend the entire duration of their studies at Brunel University London’s campus.

We offer a smoother transition from high school to university by offering smaller classroom sizes, more academic support and a personal tutor scheme to ensure students are well-equipped for university life. You will have the opportunity to study in a vibrant and culturally diverse environment with many different nationalities! LBIC students have access to all the Brunel University facilities including the library, clubs/societies, student union, gym and on campus accommodation.