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International students

Norwich – a fine city for study

The historic city of Norwich is situated in East Anglia, with waterways around the city and unspoilt countryside scattered with traditional villages and market towns.  It also has a beautiful coastline with miles of sandy beaches and vibrant seaside towns as well as nature reserves full of wildlife that have travelled here from across the world. Norwich is proud of its past and present status. In medieval times Norwich was one of the most important cities in England, and today it offers a blend of historic interest and modern sophistication.  Norwich is a safe city and has a great nightlife with stylish café bars, pubs, clubs, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and nightclubs.  Arts and culture is also important in Norfolk. There are many annual festivals celebrating art, music and performance. Norwich has its own international airport, which connects us to the major cities of the UK, and the rest of the world via Europe. Norwich is 2 hours from London by train or coach, so it is very easy to enjoy the historical sights, museums, culture and diversity of our capital city very cheaply with a little forward planning.

Five facts about Norwich

  • Population 450,000
  • 5 million tourists visit Norwich each year
  • Norwich is one of the top 10 retail centres in the UK
  • Education: Norwich is a major centre for education and training and has one of the highest graduate rates in the country.
  • Employment: Norwich is an international centre for financial services, creative/media industries, and health/life sciences. Other employment areas include public services, retail, construction, engineering, manufacturing and tourism.

International students at City College Norwich

International students from all over the world have been coming to City College Norwich to study for over 30 years. City College Norwich is known for its friendly atmosphere and its supportive staff, and is perfect for students who appreciate smaller classes and a more personal tuition approach. Alongside excellent teaching and great support, and the opportunity for work during your studies, you will interact with a mix of people from those who were born in Norfolk and have never ventured further afield, to those who have travelled the world and are now settled here.

We have a dedicated International Adviser, who can help with your choice of course, application and immigration procedures.  Whilst here in Norwich and studying at City College Norwich, the IA will take an interest in your welfare, helping with course progression,  visa renewals, fees and other financial matters, and any personal issues.

The International Adviser must make sure that Tier 4 students comply with the immigration rules and must report to the Home Office if certain conditions are not met. If the College does not inform the Home Office of something that it should, it could lose its license to sponsor Tier 4 students.

The International Adviser is available full days on Monday and Tuesday and until 1230 on Wednesday to guide you through the process of becoming an international student at City College. If you or a relative are already living in Norfolk, it is recommended that you make an appointment to see the IA who will advise you on the academic and immigration procedures for international students at City College.   The IA can be contacted at The Advice Shop, City College Norwich, Ipswich Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 2LJ, tel ++44 (o)1603 773483 or email information@ccn.ac.uk.

 

Useful links to websites
Here is some very useful information for international students from other websites. Click on the links to gain direct access to the sites listed

UKCISA - The UK Council for International Student Affairs

UKCISA at http://www.ukcisa.org.uk

The UK Council for International Affairs is a dedicated organisation for international students and advisers.  They produce a whole range of useful information sheets. Click below for more information sheets.

The British Council
The British Council  http://www.britishcouncil.org/

gives a range of very useful information for prospective international students

The Home Office
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

provides application forms, guidance and the law on immigration to the UK

For a visitor’s guide to Norwich
http://www.visitnorwich.co.uk/

London visitor’s information
http://www.visitlondon.com/

The International Advisor

The International Adviser is here to support you through your time at City College Norwich, right from when you apply to when you leave. We offer a friendly and sympathetic service and can help you with a wide range of issues which may arise during your studies. Please talk to the International Advisor in The Advice Shop at City College Norwich as soon as possible if you think you may need help from any of these services. Telephone + 44 (0) 1603 773483 Email information@ccn.ac.uk