International Students

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important info for students on an online-only pathway

Please note that many of our low residency programmes are now available as online only degrees. You do not need a Student Visa if you are planning to study 100% online, though will need to see evidence that you meet our language requirements.

International students may only study part time if they take the entire programme online, as we cannot currently sponsor international or EU students to study with us in the UK on a part time basis.

For international students, there are a few additional steps that you should to consider in order to successfully enrol as a student at Schumacher College or Dartington Arts School.

There are language requirements that you must fulfil, and we also encourage you to apply for your chosen programme in advance of the early, preferred application deadline, in order to allow time for your application to be processed and for you to apply for your Student Visa, should you require one, once you have a confirmed place.

DO I NEED TO APPLY FOR A STUDENT VISA?

You may need to apply for Student Visa if you are not from the UK and wish to study on a programme for more than six months at Dartington. (This does not apply if you are studying a programme that entirely takes place online.)

HOW DO I GET A STUDENT VISA?

Before you can apply for a Student Visa, you’ll need to secure a A Confirmation of Acceptance number (CAS) from us. You must apply for your visa within 6 months of receiving your CAS.

HOW TO OBTAIN YOUR CAS >

Your visa application will be based on you as an individual and we are not able to give advice on specific cases, however there is a wealth of information available to you to help make the process as simple as possible. The best place to start is the UK Government website’s resource.

As part of your application you will need to demonstrate that you have enough money to pay for your course and support yourself in the UK. We have put together some notes to help you understand the requirements around this:

FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR A STUDENT VISA >

FURTHER RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

We are also able to offer accommodation to international students outside of the Onsite Teaching periods, as long as they have entered the UK on a Student Visa. See our Accommodation section for details.

We would highly recommend you take a look at the British Council’s Study UK website, which lays out the information in a clear and accessible way.

While we are not able to give immigration advice, we are happy to discuss your situation with you and point you in the right direction. Please contact admissions@dartington.org and a member of our team will get back to you.

We are also able to offer accommodation to international students outside of the Onsite Teaching periods, as long as they have entered the UK on a Study Visa. See our Accommodation section for details.

SPONSOR LICENCE DETAILS

As a Student Visa Sponsor we are listed under The Dartington Hall Trust.

Sponsorship licence reference: 68V6TW74X
Registered Office of Sponsor: The Elmhirst Centre, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL UK