If you do require a visa, you should make your application at the earliest opportunity. All applications for a student visa must be made at a UK mission (embassy, high commission or consulate) in your country.
If you choose to study at Greenwich Community College and require a visa, we will provide you with advice throughout the entire process of obtaining your visa. Visa renewal support is also available throughout your study at Greenwich Community College. Click to get more information to apply for a Student Visa.
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Banking and Finance Banking
To open a bank account in the UK you will need to present your passport and a letter from Greenwich Community College confirming your enrolment on a program of study. You may also need confirmation of your funding arrangements and a letter of introduction from your bank at home.
Before you come to Greenwich Community College to begin your studies you must make sure you will have enough money to pay all your course fees and to support yourself and any dependents throughout
the length of your course.
You are not advised to start a course without guaranteed financial support from home or elsewhere. Not having enough money to cover your living costs is a valid reason for being refused entry into the UK.
The UK has a National Health Service (NHS) which you can use free of charge if:
- You are coming to the UK to study for more than six months
- Your country has a reciprocal health agreement with the UK
If you do not fall into one of these categories, you will need to obtain health insurance. Information on how to register with a doctor can be obtained from the international office at Greenwich Community College.
Employment During Your Studies
Students on a full time programme of study at Greenwich Community College can work in the UK with the following restrictions:
- Can only work up to 20 hours a week during term time
- Work full time in vacations
Please note that it is often difficult to obtain employment in the UK and students should not rely on income from a job to support them during their studies in the UK.