Future Student Updates (COVID-19)

Future Student FAQs

Q: Can I study face to face in May 2021?

A: We will be doing things a little bit differently because of COVID-19, and that includes making changes to the way we teach so that you can start or continue your studies with us whatever your circumstances - all the while feeling confident that your safety is our number one priority. 

For 2020/21 (includes May intake), all our programmes will be delivered *online, while we will also be making as much teaching available on campus as social distancing and Government restrictions allows. All of our students will get the same number of teaching hours as in previous years, sometimes more, and every week that will include live, interactive sessions – online or on campus – so that you can engage and collaborate with your fellow students and lecturers

*Universities can deliver fully online teaching to Tier 4/sponsored students for the 2020/21 academic year, however, there is an expectation from the UKVI that students sponsored for a visa will come to the UK as soon as the circumstances allow. Therefore, we may not be able to sponsor students to study online from September 2021.

Our arrangements will remain under review as restrictions ease or tighten, to ensure that we protect your education and your safety throughout your LBIC-Brunel experience.


Q: I want to apply for an LBIC 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.


Q: I already have an offer, how can I keep informed on next steps?

A: If you are currently an offer holder with LBIC, 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 – info@lbic.brunel.ac.uk

Admissions queries – admissions@lbic.brunel.ac.uk


Q: My school/university is closed and I am worried that I will not be able to meet the academic conditions on my offer. What should I do?

A: In many countries individual schools or universities may have closed or teaching may be restricted. If you are affected, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of any opportunity of any online provision available from your institution or exam board to ensure you are as well prepared as possible when your school or university reopens. We will monitor the situation and update offer holders as we know more.


Q: My local IELTS testing centre is closed and I am worried I will not be able to meet the English conditions on my offer. Do I have any other options?

A: LBIC accepts a wide variety of qualifications for students to meet the English language requirement.

You can find further information about the alternative qualifications LBIC accepts through English Requirements. If your English qualification is not listed on the website, please send a copy of your qualifications to the LBIC Admissions Team.


Q: What happens if I start online and then receive a visa refusal?

A: We have introduced our first student insurance policy (Navinsure) that allows for a claim in relation to a UK Student Route visa refusal. Providing increased peace of mind for families and minimising your financial risk during these uncertain times. A claim can be made if a visa refusal is received under no fault of your own.* 


Q: What is the cost of the Navinsure policy? 

A: £350 for a 14-month period. 


Q: How do I find out more about the Navinsure policy?

A: For more information, please click here. If you would then like to go ahead and purchase the policy, you should indicate your intent to purchase on your offer acceptance form.

* Refusals on the basis of finances, documentation errors or fraud will not be covered. Where a student receives a relevant refusal, the claim will cover a maximum of £9000. Navinsure policy fee will not be refunded.


Q: Can I visit the campus during this time?

A: Unfortunately, you are not able to visit the campus at present in line with government advice. However, please visit our virtual tour to see the campus from the comfort of your own home. We hope to welcome you to Brunel soon!


Q: Will there be events that I can join online to learn more about the University and London Brunel International College?

A: Yes, the university be running various online events over the coming months, including virtual open days, campus tours and webinars. For further information and updates about the above, please register your interest.


Q: Can I speak to any current students to find out more about studying in Brunel?

A: You can chat with current Brunel University London students about studying at the university through our online chat