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Llandrillo Menai International

We offer a warm welcome to students from all over the world.

Important - the rules for EU students coming to the UK are changing.

If you are an EU citizen already living in the UK you should apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) for pre-settled status if you wish to study in Wales in September 2021.

If you are applying to start a course in September 2021 and will not arrive in the UK before 31st December 2020 you must apply for a Student route visa. Please contact the International office for more information.

Llandrillo Menai International College is located in North Wales, close to the mountains of Snowdonia and sandy beaches of Anglesey. Join us and study in style.

Llandrillo Menai International is a Further Education college based in North Wales. Our two main campuses are in in Rhos-on-Sea, near Llandudno and the University City of Bangor.

We are one of the biggest colleges in the UK and deliver courses to 27,000 local and International students alike.

We offer a warm welcome to students from all over the world and they go on to achieve great results, helping them to pursue their dreams and ambitions.

Studying with us means you join a community of local and international young people. Our location in North Wales is close to the mountains and the sea, London is an easy train ride away, as are Chester, Manchester and Liverpool.

Choosing the right college, course and qualifications is one of the most important decisions you will make and we are pleased that you are considering studying with us.

Rhos-on-Sea campus

About North Wales, UK

North Wales in the UK offers international students a beautiful place to study and we are only a short drive from the cities of Manchester and Liverpool.

Llandrillo Menai International is located in Wales, a country within the UK. We are just a 3 hours by train from London and 2 hours by car from Chester, Liverpool and Manchester.

Llandrillo Menai International has two main campuses. The Menai campus is located in Bangor, the City of Learning and Llandrillo College campus is located in Rhos-on-Sea, near Conwy.

North Wales has stunning scenery, with the mountains of Snowdonia and the sea situated close together, meaning we enjoy a pleasant climate, with fresh, clean air.

It is a safe area to live and study, with friendly, local people. The area has good shopping facilities and many places to relax and meet new friends.

There are lots of things to see and do in North Wales including the Snowdonia National Park, Conwy and Caernarfon Castles, the Victorian resort of Llandudno, ZipWorld, Bounce Below, Surf Snowdonia, Mountain biking, hill-walking, world class climbing and much more.

UK Fees and Scholarships for International Students

Scholarships and bursaries of up to 40% are available on some pre-degree courses including A Levels, Foundation and Vocational.

Course fees (per year) for the 2021-2022 Academic Year are:

English Language Programmes

  • Full Time English Language - £6,650 (£195 per week)

Pre-Degree Courses

  • AS/A Levels (1 year/2 years) - £7,600
  • Pathways – Access to Higher Education (1 year) - £7,600
  • Vocational Pre-Degree Courses (2 years) - £7,600

Higher Education Courses

  • Honours Degree: BA (Hons) and BSc (Hons) - £9,300
  • Foundation Degree - £9,300
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) - £9,300

Scholarships and Bursaries

We do offer scholarships between 25% to 40% to gifted students for their first year of study on pre-degree courses, however scholarships are not available for one year programmes or full-time English Language programmes.

Bursaries can be awarded to existing students who are making excellent progress with their studies and who are showing great potential. Progression bursaries of £500 are offered to students progressing from Level 3 to Degree Level programmes with us.

If you wish to to apply for a scholarship, please write a letter of application and send us this along with copies of your qualifications, certificates and any other relevant supporting evidence. The deadline for scholarship applications is usually the end of July prior to the course beginning.

UK Visas & Immigration for Students

Our UK International College welcomes students who want to study Tier 4 and Short courses. Staff at our International Office can advise you how to do this.

Llandrillo Menai International holds a UK Visas and Immigration Sponsor Licence to recruit students from overseas.

You will need a visa to study in the UK, unless you are a citizen/national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland.

If you accept our offer of a place to study at Llandrillo Menai International, our team of experienced International Officers will be able to advise you on a range of visa and immigration issues, and help you apply for your Tier 4 General visa.

Do I need a Tier 4 visa?

If you are planning to do any of these full time courses at Llandrillo Menai International and are not a UK or EEA/EU national then you will require a Tier 4 visa.

Pre Degree courses

  • A Levels
  • Pathways – Access to Higher Education
  • Vocational Pre-Degree Courses
  • National awards, certificates and Diplomas
  • Higher Education Courses
  • Honours Degree: BA (Hons) and BSc (Hons)
  • Foundation Degree
  • Higher National Diploma

If you have an offer for Full Time English Language then you do not need a Tier 4 Visa. You will be able to apply for a Short Term Study Visa for up to 11 months.

Your offer letter will tell you which type of visa you need for the course you will be studying. We have produced a guide to help you prepare your visa application.

All information in the guide is reviewed regularly but it is important that you read all of the information on the UKVI website as changes to visa regulations often occur with little notice.

English Language Testing

The UK government made changes to language testing for visa applications, reducing the number of tests accepted for visa purposes and bringing in new requirements for the way the tests will be administered. Before applying for an IELTS test candidates should check that they are taking the correct test:-

IELTS General Training for UKVI – for study below degree level – students studying International Foundation Programme, Access or Level 3 course such as A Levels or BTEC at Llandrillo Menai International.

IELTS Academic for UKVI – for students who are progressing onto a Degree or Postgraduate course at a UK University and HEIs, where they require you to take an IELTS test to meet their entry requirements. Check with the institution for their current requirements. This test can also be used for entry onto Level 3 courses.

Test centres are based in the UK and countries around the world.

If you are booking an IELTS test online for visa purposes, you need to go to the official IELTS website address to book your test: http://takeielts.britishcounci...

We advise all students to take the IELTS Academic for UKVI test regardless of the Level of course you are applying for.

If you do not take the correct test, you will not be able to apply for your visa.A sample of the correct type of IELTS certificate is available.

Contact us

You can contact us by:

  • talking to our appointed Educational Consultant in your country
  • Phone: +44 (0)1492 542319
  • Facebook: LlandrilloMenaiInternational
  • Twitter: LlanMenInt
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  • Fax: +44(0)1492 543052