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International Students

AHBT Hair & Beauty Training Centre / International Students

For those of you who are not residents of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will need permission to come to the UK as a student or student visitor. Please read on to find out more about visa regulations and booking process.


If you are interested in one of our courses please check in advance that we accept International students onto that particular course, this information will be found on the Entry Requirements tab on the course page.

All International students must have a telephone interview and be accepted on to the course before you can book on.

International students will be required to pay 20% deposit + International student fee to book and hold your place on the course. The School will then send to you your enrolment letter and invoice to prove you are booked on to the course, you will need this documentation for your visa application.

Your remaining course fees are due one month before your course starts, and only after you have received your visa.

The School does not have a visa service, you are responsible for your visa application and documentation required, you will need to allow enough time for your visa application. We recommend applying as soon as you can for your visa, the application window opens 3 months ahead of your course start date. Please contact us for International cut off dates.

Please be advised that we are registered as AHBT Limited on the Tier 4 Sponsor School List.


The school does not provide students with accommodation, please go to our Student Accommodation page for a list of student halls close to the school.


If you are wishing to study a course up to 16 weeks in duration, you are eligible for a Short Term Student Visa. This includes the Level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy courses and full time MASA make-up course.

The below steps will need to be followed in order to apply for this type of Visa:

  • Telephone the school to discuss the course you are interested in
  • Ensure that you meet the prerequisites for the course and are accepted on to the course
  • Follow the booking process on the website and agree to the terms & conditions
  • Select ‘yes’ that you do require a visa to study here in the UK
  • Pay the 20% deposit plus the international student fee
  • You will then be issued with an enrolment letter that is needed to apply for your Short Term Student Visa
  • Start your visa application with UKVI
  • Along with your proof of course documents, you will need to showing you have enough money to cover your remaining course fees, any additional funds you may need for travel, and living expenses of £1265 per month.

For more information on the Short Term Student Visa please visit: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk


For students who wish to study our 47-week CIDESCO International Beauty Therapy & Spa Diploma, a Tier 4 Student Visa will be required. The school will also need to issue you with a CAS number to support your application for a Tier 4 Student Visa. The below steps will need to be followed in order to apply for this type of Visa:

  • A face to face or telephone interview
  • A completed course application form and CAS application form and agree to the terms & conditions
  • A 20% deposit of the total course fee, plus the International Student fee
  • We will need to see prior education documents such as qualification certificates
  • An English language certificate- IELTS score of 6 or above
  • A TB test (this depends on which country you are from)
  • A clear colour copy of your passport
  • UK and home address
  • 28 days’ worth of bank statements detailing that you have funds for your full course fee (£10,995), International Student fee (£650), living costs (£15,180 – equivalent to £1265 per month) and any additional funds you may need for travel.

For more information on Tier 4 Student Visa: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

For more information on visa application processes and where to apply, please visit the UKVI: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Aesthetic Hair & Beauty Training Academy is accredited by VTCT, Guild and AHBT Accreditation which require student visas – ASIC Accreditation Service for International Colleges. We are listed as Aesthetic Hair & Beauty Training Academy

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