Future Student Updates (COVID-19)

Academic Intake: September 2020

Q: Is the September 2020 intake running?

A: Yes it is running as an ONLINE only intake. You should not travel to the UK but can join your study from your home country for Term 1.  Term 2 will then be in the UK from January 2021. 

All our Foundation programmes will be offered as online only in September 2020. The intention will be to then continue the second term on campus. If you would like more information about this please contact info@leicestergsc.com.

Q: I want to apply for September, is it possible?

A: Yes, we are accepting applications and processing offers as normal for the upcoming September 2020 online intake.

Q: I want to accept my offer, but I am worried that the intake will be cancelled?

A: As the intake is now online there is no risk of cancellation. We have made this decision in order to ensure great experiences for all of our students. For more information on acceptance of your offer please contact info@leicestergsc.com.

Q: What will be the deadline for payment to secure my place? Can I accept the offer now and pay later?

A: Deadlines for payment are usually in the Summer. But yes, if you would like to accept your offer you can return the signed acceptance form now and pay the deposit at a later date. We do encourage you to let us know that you wish to accept your offer and then we can share more information about joining the course online and the things you will need to prepare to make the most of your online study experience. 

Q: Will I be learning online or on campus?

A: For Term 1 in September 2020 you will be learning online. You would then come to campus for Term 2 beginning in January 2021. 

Q: My local IELTS testing centre is closed and I am worried I will not be able to meet the English conditions on my offer. Do I have any other options?

A: If English is not your first language you are still required to demonstrate that you meet the minimum entry criteria or take a Pre-sessional English course. Check the other English qualifications we can accept for Foundation here.  We can also offer English testing online. If you have met all your other offer conditions please contact us at info@leicestergsc.com for more information. 

The IELTS partners are also looking into various solutions to support test takers including:

  • Increased test session availability in regions impacted by suspensions as soon as they can start restart testing.
  • Supporting test takers with free preparation materials in readiness for their test.
  • Computer-delivered IELTS test sessions increased in frequency in affected areas.
  • Larger test venues to accommodate increased volumes of paper-based test-takers.
  • More flexible use of Speaking examiners to ensure test takers can complete their Speaking tests as quickly as possible.

If you cannot book an IELTS test, you might be able to use an older IELTS result to support your application to academic study at the University. IELTS remains valid for 2 years from the test date. Further advice can be found on the IELTS website.