Our International Student Hub is designed to provide you with all the information you need as a non-UK citizen looking to study with us.

Our programmes

Wherever you are in the world, you can study one of our online degrees. 

Please check the visa information update for vital information about your eligibility to study on campus with us.

The first step for all applicants is to decide on the course you would like to study. On each degree page, you'll find an in-depth look at entry requirements, modules and career prospects. Make sure to look at each degree page to find out which of our campuses your chosen course is available at.

Browse our undergraduate programmes

Browse our Master's programmes


The application process

Click here to learn more about the application process.

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Visa information

Wherever you are in the world, you can study one of our online degrees. Check if you need a visa to study on campus in the U.K. 

Our access to an International Licence is currently being reviewed. This means we are unable to accept applications for anyone who requires a student visa to study in the UK as we cannot issue Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Once the review is finalised and we have a definitive outcome, all students who’ve expressed an interest in studying at UCFB and the Global Institute of Sport will be notified.

If you are still unsure whether you would need a visa to study in the UK, or for more information, please contact compliance@ucfb.com.

Fees and Scholarships

We can confirm that for the 2021/22 academic year EU applicants will qualify for home fees. You can find the fees for each degree programme on each degree page.

For further information, or to discuss any of these issues, please contact fees@ucfb.com.

Your country

Click here to find the dedicated page for your country. You'll find country-specific information and the contact details for your UCFB-GIS representative.

Living in the UK

UCFB and GIS students study in campuses that have two of the most iconic stadiums in the world at their heart; Wembley Stadium, London, and the Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

Living in London

London is the epitome of a world city. In recent years, major studies have revealed it to be the most desirable place on earth to work, the UK’s favourite city, the ‘capital of Europe’ and the world’s most popular tourist destination.

Living in London
Living in Manchester

Largely recognised as England’s second city in polls, Manchester is a truly cosmopolitan city with a thriving student population.

Living in Manchester

Multiple time zone delivery

From the 2021/22 academic year, our MSc International Sport Management (Online) and MSc Football Business (Online) programmes will be delivered in three time zones for the Americas, Europe and Africa, and Australasia. Our MSc Football Communications & Digital Marketing (Online) programme will also be available for both the Americas and Europe and Africa.

When applying to study an online degree with UCFB's Global Institute of Sport, you can choose to study in any of the available time zones to suit your schedule wherever you are in the world. Find out more about Multiple time zone delivery here.

Frequently asked questions

Finance and fees
I'm from an EU country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. Am I eligible for Student Finance?

If you’re starting a course on or after 1 August 2021, you must have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme to get student finance.

If you’re coming to the UK from 1 January 2021, you may need to apply for a visa to study here.

Irish citizens do not need to apply for a visa or to the EU Settlement Scheme.

Find out more on the UK government website here

What is a tuition fee loan?

This is government funded loan to cover up to all tuition fees, paid directly to the higher education institution and paid back by the student once they earn over £25,000 per year. It is worked out on an income basis and is deducted from their wages in the same way tax and insurance is.

More information is available here with examples of repayment amounts and interest rates.

Am I eligible for a scholarship?

UCFB-GIS have scholarships of up to £6,000 reduction in tuition fees which will be awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence or exemplary extracurricular activities. If you are an EU or International student and have received an offer to study on one of our undergraduate courses then you are eligible to apply for the scholarships. Contact scholarships@ucfb.com for more information or see our scholarships and bursaries page.

Self funding your degree

UCFB has teamed up with Western Union Business Solutions GlobalPay for Students to give a simple, reliable way to pay for your tuition fees. You can pay in your home currency, with no hidden bank charges. The funds are paid directly to UCFB. Both International and EU student can take advantage of this service.

To access Western Union, click here.

There are several other ways of paying your tuition fees, including credit/debit cards, PayPal or by wired transfer.

For more information, please email fees@ucfb.com.

Visas and immigration
Do I need a visa to study in the UK?

If you do not hold a passport from the British Isles, you will require a visa to study in the UK. If you are unsure please follow this link.

I need a visa, where do I begin?

UCFB cannot currently sponsor non-EU students’ visas.

If you are still unsure whether you would need a visa to study in the UK, or for more information, please contact compliance@ucfb.com.

International students can study the following online degree programmes without the requirement of a visa: 

Working alongside your studies
Can I work alongside my studies?

Please check your visa for eligibility to work in the UK. If you can, UCFB-GIS encourage students to work part time as long as it does not interfere with their studies at the institution. Our Student Services Team works closely with students to ensure financial stability.

How many hours can I work?

Your visa will clearly show how many hours you are permitted to work. If you are unsure please email compliance@ucfb.com for clarification.

Language and healthcare
What are the entry requirements for students who don't have English as their first language?
  • UG requirements IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each sub section.
  • PG requirements IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each sub section.
What healthcare is available for EU and International students?

EU and EEA students will have free access to the NHS, however under new government rules International students who require a visa to live and study in the UK will have to pay £150 per year.

Details on how and when you need to pay can be found here. During fresher’s week all students will be shown how to register with a local GP.

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