The College welcomes applications from International students who want to develop their knowledge and expertise in the English language.

As an International student you will receive tuition in English and study support to help you enter a UK university. You can benefit from excellent courses, high teaching standards and the opportunity to meet new friends. BCoT has over 50 years of academic success and provides an inspiring environment in which to learn.

Use the links below to view our 'BCoT for International Students' video (available in English, Mandarin or Cantonese)

Video for international students in English

点击这里观看我们有关国际学生的视频(普通话) (Mandarin)



To apply as an International Student please complete the International Application Form

Degree level courses available at BCoT

Please click on the links below to read our course outline information; further details can also be found on our Higher Education webpages.


1 year BTEC 90 credit diplomas available at BCoT

The below 90 credit diplomas cost £5,400 per year.

The below 90 credit diplomas cost £6,600 per year.

The below 90 credit diplomas cost £7,100 per year.

All of our 1 year 90 credit diplomas can be studied into a second year and awarded as Level 3 Extended Diplomas. 

We are proud to be working in partnership with:

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Basingstoke is an ideal town for someone new to the UK. It is a medium sized town set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and only 60 kilometres from the centre of London. It is modern and spacious with plenty of parks and open spaces. There is a large shopping centre called Festival Place which is near the railway station - BCoT is only a 10 minutes walk from here.


Basingstoke has excellent sporting facilities as well as a concert hall, theatres, cinemas, bowlplex, indoor sky diving and many restaurants. It is a central location for visiting famous cities including Oxford, London, Bath, Winchester and York.

To help you enjoy your stay in Basingstoke and to develop your skills in English we organise social activities for all our full time International students.

International English Language Testing Scores

Before your application can be processed you will be required to have the IELTS test or equivalent in English. The test can be taken in any country and covers speaking, listening, writing and understanding the English language.

Proof of your results will need to be sent with your application form to enable us to consider your application. The test results must be officially stamped by the organisation who administered the test.

To study at BCoT you will need to have an IELTS score as follows:
To study at Further Education level (like a BTEC or Access to HE course), you will require a minimum score of IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.5 on each element.
To study Higher Education (such as a degree course), you will require a minimum score of IELTS 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 on each element.

9 Expert User Fully operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent, with complete understanding.
8 Very Good User Fully operational command of the language with only occasionally unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriacies, misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.
7 Good User Operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.
6 Competent User Generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings, can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.
5 Modest User Partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.
4 Limited User Basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Frequent problems in understanding and expression, is not able to use complex language.
3 Extremely Limited User Only general meaning conveyed and understood in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.
2 Intermittent User No real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words in short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.
1 Non-User Essentially no ability to use the language beyond a few isolated words.

Where can I take the test?

The British Council currently offers IELTS at 190 centres worldwide. IELTS study/specimen materials and preparation courses are available at many British Council offices. You can also purchase IELTS specimen materials from your nearest test centre or direct from UCLES.

For more information about IELTS visit the IELTS website.

Fees and Policy

Please click here for information on our Fees and International Application Process

Information for International Agents

Click here for our International Agents Guide

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