HRUC (Harrow, Richmond & Uxbridge Colleges) is a publicly funded government College group, and has continued to maintain its Student Sponsor Licence on the Register of Student Sponsors since 2009.
HRUC is one of the most successful further education college groups in the UK. Our success rates are among the highest in London and we offer fantastic support in and out of the classroom. We are regulated by the UK Government and listed for Student Visa sponsorship by the Home Office.
We welcome students from all over the world. The College equips students with the skills needed to prepare for further study at university, or to go out into the workplace. We care about our students’ success and offer the right teaching and support needed to help them achieve their qualifications.
Student safety and welfare is important at the College and we are dedicated to creating an environment where all individuals have the opportunity to achieve their full potential, and gain a feeling of self-esteem for and from all others.
HRUC's five campuses (Uxbridge, Hayes, Harrow on the Hill, Harrow Weald and Richmond) are located in London Travel Card zones 5 and 6 and are just a short train journey away from the centre of London, so students can enjoy the great range of attractions and activities that our great city has to offer. The areas around our campuses are multi-culturally diverse and most nationalities find a ‘home from home’ community while they are here.
HRUC has good links with all London airports. Our Colleges are easily accessible via major routes and close to London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and London City Airports are all accessible via high-speed rail links from London.
People come from around the world to study among a diverse group of students from the UK and abroad, safe in the knowledge that they are being looked after by a public institution which combines a long heritage with a modern outlook.
London is one the world’s most significant cities. It owes much of its success to the creativity, skills and entrepreneurialism of millions of people who have come from around the world to transform the UK into a melting pot of talent. However far you have travelled to join us, we think you will feel right at home.
The subjects we teach are open to you, along with the full range of our facilities enjoyed by our UK students. We are part of the Government regulated college sector in which most students are adults.
HRUC provides international students with a great range of:
We offer the A Level programme, which is the UK’s Gold Standard for University Entry into the UK, to help you achieve the grades needed to apply for the world’s leading universities. We also offer UAL/BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma qualifications that are planned with your future career in mind so you will learn the things you really need to help you go from college straight into work or university.
We also offer dedicated pathways to obtaining a degree in a range of subjects including BTEC Level 4/5 HNC/HND Diploma qualifications in:
Please note that we do not offer student visa sponsorship on Level 1 and Level 2 courses.
We work with a range of carefully selected agents to ensure students have the best advice when applying to study at Uxbridge College. Click here for a list of our affiliated agents.
If you are not one of our affiliated agents, and would like to work with HRUC in the future, please fill out the Agent Questionnaire and return it to the International Office. You may also wish to have a look at the Agent Handbook, so that you are aware of HRUC's expectations of you.
To make an application to study at HRUC, please find the course you wish to study on the Find a Course page of our website, decide on the campus you wish to study at and read the instructions below.
When you are ready to apply, you will need to complete an application form and submit a number of documents to help support your application.
You can also apply for Higher Education courses via UCAS: www.ucas.com.
If you are unsure of whether you fall into the 'home' or 'overseas' category, the UK Council for International Student Affairs can offer advice and guidance. Visit them at www.ukcisa.org.uk.
If you are applying from within the UK, you may also be invited to attend an interview and/or entry test.
Once we have received all of the documents required, a conditional offer letter will be issued to you. This will confirm the course details, and will also outline any further things the college requires from you. Please note that all students will be required to have an interview via Skype, WhatsApp or Zoom. You may also have to provide proof of any mandatory medical certificates and bank statements as required for your visa application. The college reserves the right to place students on a lower level or alternative course if deemed unsuitable for their chosen programme.
Fees for courses at HRUC are lower than those charged by many schools and universities for the same levels of study. For details on international fees, please get in touch or see below for further information:
Business, Computing or Health & Human Sciences: £8,100
You will be required to pay an additional amount for course materials, exam fees, registration (approx. £115) and ID. This additional charge depends on the course you are following and will be £100 to £500.
If you would like to study a part-time course please contact the International Officer who can discuss your course requirements and the associated tuition fees. Students are also expected to pay additional costs for registration, ID, examinations and course materials.
Find out more about moving to and living in the UK from the British Council website.
Full details of the refund policy are available in the Terms and Conditions that accompany all offer letters. Usually refunds will only be issued in exceptional circumstances and are subject to a £300 administration charge. If a student comes to the UK and either does not enrol onto their chosen course or withdraws from their course, no refund will be issued. These students will also be reported to the UK Visas and Immigration Agency if they have been given a Student Visa.
Typically, students share a flat or house, live in a small apartments by themselves, lodge with family or friends or use hostels.
You may decide to use hotels for short-term accommodation while you look for something more permanent.
If you would like your accommodation to be found for you, we recommend two organisations:
International Office Direct Line: +44 (0)1895 853469
Mobile/Whatsapp: +44 (0)7379 972955