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Become an International Student Recruitment Agent

Bloomsbury Institute is looking to broaden its ICEF-accredited agents. We are particularly interested in agents that operate in the following countries: Mexico, Columbia, Chile, Brazil, UAE, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia.

Why choose Bloomsbury Institute for your clients?

Once you gain the ICEF accreditation, please use this form to apply to become one of our partner International Student Recruitment Agents. You will need to provide the following documents to complete your application:

  • ICEF accreditation certificate (which should have the QR code to enable us to check your current accreditation)
  • Company certificate of incorporation (or proof of the business)

Please note we are not currently accepting any new agents for recruitment within the Indian Subcontinent: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.

If your agency is not ICEF-accredited and is looking to work with us, find out how to gain the important accreditation here.

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.

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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Georgiana’s story

Rajan’s story

Equivalent qualifications

On many of our course pages you will find a box where you will see which equivalent qualifications we accept, by country. If you are unsure contact the international team.


Become an International Student Recruitment Agent

How international students apply to Bloomsbury Institute in 6 easy steps

Step 1

Student creates their account here, verifies their email and logs in.

Step 2

Admissions will contact their Agent within 3 working days and ask them to upload these 5 documents on their behalf:

  • Academic Certificates and Transcripts
  • English Language Qualification/Test
  • Letter of Recommendation or a Reference
  • CV
  • MBA students will be required to provide proof of 2 years of supervisory/managerial experience
Step 3

Subject to document verification and satisfaction of entry criteria, students will then be made a conditional or unconditional offer.

Step 4

Once all verification is complete, the agent and student will be provided with access to CAS Shield where all administrative stages will be completed before the CAS is issued.

Step 5

Once ready, we will ask the student to complete an online enrolment form.

Step 6

CAS is issued, alongside a date and time for enrolment and induction. Students will then be instructed on how to apply for their student 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.

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