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Bloomsbury Institute is unique in its diversity, thanks in part to our international students and staff who come to us from all over the world. We have a big heart, daring students and staff to be different, to make things happen, and to be kind. We will leave no one behind.

The Bloomsbury Institute difference

Work experience on course

Students build up their hours on course, for example via Bloomsbury Law Clinic.

International scholarships

Upon graduation, all of our International Graduates receive £1,000. We also offer a £1,500 Entry Scholarship to our new MSc Accounting and Finance and MSc Finance and Wealth Management international students for the June and October 2024 intakes.

Based in Central London

In the heart of London’s education quarter, with access to Birkbeck’s vast library and resources.


Support to find work

As soon as international students are issued their CAS, they will have access to Student Circus, providing a wealth of vacancies, support, employability courses and resources.

International Student visa

The Student visa entitles students to work 20 hours per week, full-time during vacation,  and on graduation they receive a further two-year Graduate visa.

Do you want to speak to someone?

Our International Office is here to help and can offer guidance and support throughout the application process.

We’re here Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm except bank holidays.

International markets

We actively recruit globally, where you will find us at education fairs, see us on social media, and hear our name via student counsellors.


Equivalent qualifications

To find out if we accept your international qualifications, on many of our course pages you will find a box where you will be able to see which equivalent qualifications we accept per country. If you are unsure, just contact us.

Latin America

Currently we are increasing our recruitment activity in Latin American countries.


Currently we are increasing our activity in African countries.

At Bloomsbury you qualify quicker

Accounting and Finance promotion
Law and legal practice promotion
Business management promotion

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“Bloomsbury is the place for building careers, building confidence and making your life easier. I really enjoyed the modules in Business Management – particularly ‘Business Analytics’ and ‘Project Management’ – they are really rich modules.” 

Gamar Abdien
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
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“I felt supported by the staff here, because they offered me so many opportunities to get involved. They helped me network with my peers, and also build my CV for employability opportunities. 


Sayefaldeen Suleiman 
BA (Hons) Business Management

How international students apply to Bloomsbury in 6 easy steps

Step 1

Applicants select their course and complete the online application form. Our Admissions Team will review the application within one working day and make the applicant a conditional offer.

Step 2

The applicant (or their agent) will then need to upload scans of the following documents:

  • Academic Certificates and Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • English Language qualification or test results
  • Letter of Recommendation (if details of a referee have not been provided in the application form)
  • Passport
  • Recent photograph
  • MBA students will also be required to provide proof of 2 years of supervisory/ managerial experience.
Step 3

Once documents are approved, applicants will then be made an unconditional offer.

The unconditional offer is subject to the verification of the applicants’ documents.

Step 4

Once all verification is complete, the applicant (or their agent if applicable) are provided with access to ‘CAS Shield’. This is where all visa compliance stages are completed before we can issue the applicant a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Step 5

Applicants will be asked to complete an online enrolment form; this confirms that they intend to study with us and allows us to issue thier CAS. The CAS can then then be used to apply for a Student Visa through the UKVI website.

Step 6

We will send the applicant a date and time to attend Enrolment and Induction at our London campus; this usually takes place the week before term starts.

Useful resources for International Agents and students

How to apply for your UK Student Visa
Qualification verification process
Pearson qualification verification process
How to make an online application
Entry requirements and fees
The agent journey on CAS Shield
The student journey on CAS Shield
Graduate Visas