The International Student Advice Team

The team exists to enable you to make the most of your time here at Barnsley. We are happy to answer any questions you may have concerning our courses and entry requirements.

Before you leave your country, we will communicate with you regularly and provide you with essential information to help you with your application, support your Visa application, and help to make your journey to us a safe one. We run a transport service from Manchester Airport at the start of each academic year and organise a welcome programme of events that includes information sessions, social events and tours of the campus, town and region.

Our mentoring scheme matches current UK and new international students and is a helpful and friendly way to integrate yourself into UCB life.

We encourage all students to get involved with activity outside of the academic environment, whether that be joining a sports team, cultural society or participating in community life as a volunteer. Getting involved gives you the chance to meet new friends, develop new skills, improve your English, learn about different cultures and, ultimately, enhance your employability within a global career market.


Tuition fees and living expenses

The fees payable vary according to the level of course you are studying. Further fee information for UK study for international students please contact us using the details at the bottom of this page.

Barnsley is a great place to shop and has one of the best markets in the UK, with fresh produce and a very wide range of other products available at very competitive prices. You are required by  UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) to have a minimum of £7,380 in your personal bank account on entry into the UK to cover yearly personal and accommodation expenses, excluding international flights and the summer vacation. Any person with an account balance below this amount is likely to be refused entry into the UK

International applications

University Campus Barnsley has Tier 4 Sponsor status from UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) and we receive many applications.

Although most courses do not have a deadline for application, we recommend that you apply as early as possible as some courses do fill up and we may close applications early. It is not necessary to wait for your final certificates, transcripts or references before you apply.

We do ask you to check the entry requirements for your country before you apply. If, however, your country is not listed on our website, please contact the International Team for advice and guidance.

Please read the guidance for all Tier 4 applications made on or after 14 February 2017:


Tier 4 of the Points Based System – Policy Guidance

English language

You must have a good level of English proficiency so that you can follow your chosen course. If your first language is not English, you may be required to take an English language test in accordance with UKVI requirements.

A minimum Individual English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.5 or equivalent is required for our HNC/D programmes, and a score of IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in all elements) for our degree programmes. We offer a range of English language preparation courses to help you reach the required level of English for your course.

Further information for international students:


Telephone: +44 (0)1226 216 708 or +44 (0)1226 216 689