You can apply for a course either by following our online process which is accessed by clicking the BOOK NOW button on the relevant course page or by completing our application form which can be accessed below.
Our courses are popular and are often booked well in advance of the course commencement date. Please therefore book as far in advance as possible.
The application process involves the following key steps;
We will acknowledge your application within 24 hours but before we can confirm your booking we require that you complete our online level placement test. We require this test to be completed to allow us to place you in the correct class when you arrive at the school. We will send you a link to complete the test when we receive your booking application. More details of the placement test can be found by clicking here.
As soon as we receive your completed placement we will confirm your booking, normally within 48 hours, although if you require accommodation this can sometimes take slightly longer to confirm. If your requested course or accommodation is not available we will suggest new dates for your course and/or accommodation. If we cannot find a suitable alternative, the school will return any deposit that you have paid.
When we confirm your booking we will send you a "Confirmation of Booking" letter. Please check all the details carefully and let us know as soon as possible if any of the details are incorrect.
Course fees must be paid in full at least 4 weeks before the course start date or at the time of booking if this is less than 4 weeks before the course start date. If you book more than 4 weeks before the course start date a deposit payment is required. If you have a credit card, you can pay the deposit/fees at the end of the Online Application & Payment process which includes a secure payment through " Worldpay." If you do not have a credit card, please complete the Application Form
i) Course Fee deposits;
If you do not require a visa to study with us then a deposit of £150 is payable. This applies to all EU and EEA residents.
If you require a Short Term Student Visa then a deposit of £150 is payable. However residents of certain countries require to pay the full gross course fees at the time of booking. The current list of countries for which full payment is required is show here.
If you require a General Student Visa then a £400 deposit requires to be paid at the time of booking plus a £25 CAS fee which is payable to UKVI. However residents of certain countries require to pay the full gross course fee plus the CAS fee of £25 at the time of booking. The current list of countries for which full payment is required is show here.
ii) Accommodation Deposits
Accommodation must be paid for in full at least 4 weeks before the course start date or at the time of booking if this is less than 4 weeks before the course start date. If you book more than 4 weeks before the course start date a deposit payment is required of £150. However residents of certain countries require to pay for the full cost of the accommodation at the time of booking. The current list of countries for which full payment is required is show here.
iii) Accommodation Booking Fee
An accommodation booking fee of £35 is payable at the time of booking. If you book a full time course of 12 or more weeks, the accommodation booking fee is free. A full time course is one of 15 hours or more per week.
iv) Airport Transfer fees
Please provide your flight arrival details as soon as possible after booking to allow us to organise your transfer. Current transfer charges are as follows;
- £45 from Glasgow International one way; £90 return.
- £80 from Glasgow Prestwick one way; £160 return.
- £120 from Edinburgh International one way; £240 return.
If you book a full time course of 12 or more weeks, the airport transfer fee above is discounted by £45. If required we can also organise airport transfers from locations other than Edinburgh or Glasgow. Please enquire directly for a price if you require this service.
v) Materials fee.
This is currently the same figure for all courses and is £25 per book used. This is payable at the time of booking for all new students. For continuing students this fee should be paid directly to the school office when the student moves level
Our courses are very popular and are often fully booked well in advance of the course commencement date. To maximise the likelihood of your booking being accepted you need to book as far in advance as possible. The minimum period of notice from students not requiring a Visa varies is currently 7 days. For students requiring a visa you must book your course at least 28 days in advance.
Click here for our full terms and conditions of booking. You will be asked to confirm that you agree to these when you book a course with Glasgow School of English so please read them carefully. They include details of our cancellation policy for courses and accommodation.