How to apply to Regent College London

Five easy steps

At Regent College London we try to make the application process as easy as possible. From initial contact to enrolment, our aim is to make each stage of the process clear to applicants and to provide you with all the help, support and advice needed to successfully apply and enrol on our courses.

Step One: Initial Consultation (IAG)

  • After making your enquiry you will be invited to meet with one of our applicant advisors
  • When you arrive on campus you will be greeted by our team who will register you
  • We will take copies of your ID and supporting documents and set up your applicant file
  • You will be seen by one of our advisors to discuss your chosen course and qualifications
  • If you meet our minimum entry requirements you will be issued an Offer in Principle either at the time or via email within 48 hours of your appointment

This should take around 30 – 45 minutes to complete.

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Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) Consultation

From choosing your course, to applying and writing your personal statement, you can count on our friendly team of Applicant Advisors for help and guidance every step of the way.

As the first point of contact for the College, this team will meet with you at your preferred campus to discuss the courses we offer, tell you all about the College and our facilities, and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Having an initial IAG Consultation with this team is the first step in our admissions process and will involve a 20-30 minute one to one appointment where the team will:

Preparing for your IAG Consultation

  • Do some research to help you decide which course you want to apply for and why
  • Prepare a list of questions you want to ask so you don’t forget them when you are here
  • Think about how your work experience is relevant to the course (if applying via this route)
  • Make sure that you understand the full admissions process and if you don’t ask us about it
  • Organise your documents and bring the originals to your appointment (see checklist)

Document Checklist

  • [ ] PROOF OF ID (Passport / Photo ID Card)
  • [ ] PROOF OF ADDRESS (Bank Statement / Utility Bill)
  • [ ] ACADEMIC / ENGLISH LANGUAGE CERTIFICATES (Originals and Translations)
  • [ ] PERSONAL STATEMENT (500 Words Minimum)
  • [ ] CV AND EMPLOYER REFERENCE (If applying via Work Experience route)

We have campuses in Central London, Harrow, Kingsbury, Southall and Wembley which are open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

If you have any questions or need any more information, please come in and see us on campus.

Alternatively, email info@regentcollegelondon.com or call 020 3870 6666 to book your IAG Consultation.

Step Two: English Language Requirements

  • If you don’t have a qualification which demonstrates the required level of English proficiency you will need to take our English language screening assessment
  • This supervised assessment will test your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
  • For HND applicants this assessment is the only test that is required before admission
  • For other courses you may need to attend pre-sessional classes and sit a final English test
  • If you hold an accepted English qualification you will be exempt from this step

The initial English assessment takes around 90 minutes to complete.

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Step Three: Making your Application

  • Once you have satisfied the minimum entry and English requirements it’s time to apply
  • For a few courses you will need to complete a paper application form (see list on page 9)
  • For most courses you will need to submit on online application via UCAS (or other portal)
  • Our support team will help you navigate this process and compete your application
  • UCAS applications cost £20 for one course choice or £25 for multiple course choices

Applications can take anywhere from 30 – 90 minutes depending on how prepared you are.

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Step Four: Academic Interview

  • Once you have submitted your application it will be reviewed by our admissions team
  • If you meet the admissions criteria you will be invited in for an academic interview
  • One of our expert academics will interview you and discuss your suitability for the course
  • They will review your academic and / or professional background and motivation to study
  • If you pass the academic interview an offer (conditional or unconditional) will be made

Academic interviews usually last around 20 – 30 minutes (but may occasionally take longer).

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Academic Interview

Once you have applied for your chosen course, our admissions team will review your application to ensure that it is complete and that you meet our eligibility and entry requirements for the course.

If you do, they will then invite you in to interview with a member of our academic team. These academic interviews generally last around 30 minutes and are used to assess the following:

  • Your academic and / or professional background
  • Your understanding of and suitability for the course
  • Your understanding of the subject area, related industry and relevant careers

As part of our quality process we interview every applicant that meets our entry requirements.

If you are applying via the Standard Entry route (Academic Achievement), the interviewer will want to discuss your educational background, as well as how the course will support your career goals.

Prepping for your Academic Interview (Standard Entry)

  • Think (and be prepared to talk) about why you want to study your chosen course
  • Think (and be prepared to talk) about how your previous study is relevant to the course
  • Think (and be prepared to talk) about what you know about the subject area or industry
  • Have a copy of all of your documents with you, including your personal statement
  • Try to relax – our academics are very friendly and want to see you succeed!

If you are applying via the Non-standard Entry route (Work Experience), the interviewer will want to discuss your work experience to establish how it is relevant to the course, as well as discussing how the course will support your career goals and so on.

Prepping for your Academic Interview (Non-standard Entry)

  • Think (and be prepared to talk) about why you want to study your chosen course
  • Think (and be prepared to talk) about how your work experience is relevant to the course
  • Think (and be prepared to talk) about what you know about the subject area or industry
  • Have a copy of all of your documents with you, including your CV and personal statement
  • Try to relax – our academics are very friendly and want to see you succeed!

Want to know more about the academic interview process? Visit our applicant advisors in person at one of our five London campuses, email info@regentcollegelondon.com or call 020 3870 6666.

Step Five: Applying for Student Finance

  • Once you have successfully completed steps one to four you will need to apply for funding
  • Our Student Finance team can help you apply for funding face to face or over the telephone
  • Once approved by Student Finance England you will receive a letter confirming this
  • You cannot commence your studies with us until you have your student funding in place
  • You can apply for funding from Student Finance England at: www.gov.uk/student-finance

Student Finance applications take around 30 minutes to complete (depending on complexity).

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Applying for Student Finance

Whilst we list applying for your student finance as step five of our process, you can apply at any stage using your preferred course / provider choice details.

In fact, the earlier you do this the better in many ways as it can take up to six weeks for Student Finance England (SfE) to process your application.

The quickest and easiest way to apply for funding is via the online application form, depending on your circumstances, the application process should only take around 30 minutes to complete.

You will need the following documents to compete your application:

  • A valid Passport
  • Your National Insurance (NI) number
  • Details of your Bank Account (this account must be in your name)

If you do not currently hold a bank account in your name, you will need to open one BEFORE you can apply for student funding. Most high street banks can help you with this process and many have special offers and accounts especially for students.

In order to receive funding for your studies from Student Finance England (SfE), you will need to meet the following eligibility criteria, you will need to prove that you:

  • Currently live in the UK
  • Have been living in the UK for at least three years prior to the start your course
  • Are a UK national or have ‘settled status’ (no restrictions on how long you can stay in the UK)

Applying for Student Funding (via SfE)

  • Apply online at: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-register-login
  • Apply early and provide all the information needed at once (if possible)
  • Make sure you have set up your own bank account if you don’t already have one
  • Read our guidance notes and watch this helpful UCAS video: https://youtu.be/tckbD5o2T8o
  • Make sure you have all your documents, including bank details, to hand when you apply!

If you are a self-funding student, meaning you plan to pay your tuition fees directly to the College yourself, please speak to our Student Finance Team before applying by calling +44 (0)20 3870 6666.

If you need any help to apply for your student finance or have questions, our team of advisors can help you. Visit us on campus, email info@regentcollegelondon.com or call 020 3870 6666.

Document Checklist

When you come into the College to meet our Applicant Advisors, please bring with you the following documentation, the better prepared you are the easier the process will be:

  • PROOF OF ID (Passport / Photo ID Card)
  • PROOF OF ADDRESS (Bank Statement / Utility Bill)
  • ACADEMIC / ENGLISH LANGUAGE CERTIFICATES (Originals and Translations)
  • PERSONAL STATEMENT (500 Words Minimum)
  • CV AND EMPLOYER REFERENCE (If applying via Work Experience route)

Offer Types

If you are successful in applying to the College, as part of the admissions process you may be made several different types of offer. For clarity, these offer types are explained below:

  • In Principle: You are eligible for the course but must complete the admission process
  • Conditional: You have been accepted on the course but must meet certain conditions
  • Unconditional: You have been accepted onto the course and have no conditions to meet

Our five London campuses are open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday so if you have any questions about the admissions process or need more information come in and see us on campus.

Alternatively, email info@regentcollegelondon.com or call 020 3870 6666.

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