English Language students from British Council Accredited Colleges who find themselves stranded after unexpected college closures can make use of the Student Emergency Support Fund (SESF) to help them continue their studies at another accredited institution. The support fund has been set up by English UK, an association of accredited language schools in the United Kingdom. Students are advised to be patient with the relocation process, which aims to place them at schools in their local area. Anyone in this situation may find it useful to read this letter from the fund regarding a recent closure.
Tier 4 students must apply for a new visa in order to start at a different college. Under UKBA rules, Tier 4 students have 60 days to find another education provider before they must leave the country.
The current closures are a result of tighter immigration control on international students. These measures continue to be opposed by educational institutions in both public and private sectors, including many of the UK’s major language schools. The restrictions on temporary student immigration have the potential to seriously damage a sector which was originally marked for growth as a service industry and is uniquely placed to take advantage of the UK’s status as the home of the English language.
If you wish to discuss how the SESF can help you to continue your study at KKCL, please contact our admission officers.