There are several different ways to study in London. You may want to learn English, develop a new skill or study for a University degree.
There are some language schools which provide free English lessons (there may be conditions attached, or are for a limited time only, check for details) or ones you pay for.
- Language centres which are members of English UK must pass a rigorous inspection scheme, click here to find courses with these centres.
- Adult learning/education of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) is offered by some colleges and local councils, for example: South Thames College, Southwark Adult Learning Service
- Click here for ESOL courses in London
Enquire at a college/University near you, they may offer evening or weekend classes. Courses could include: foreign languages, marketing, IT, music, finance, arts and crafts, etc. For example: South Thames College.
Search for establishments specialising in specific subjects, for example, IT and languages.
There are lots of online courses and help for a wide ranges of interests, for example, IT or English:
- English at work www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/english-at-work
- English (and other languages) www.busuu.com o www.britishcouncil.org/english o www.lingualia.com
Language exchange or some people offer one-to-one help
If you would like to attend University, check out the UCAS website for a list of all undergraduate and postgraduate courses and information for International and EU students.
- NUS Extra card If you are 16 or over and studying in Further or Higher Education you are eligible for an NUS extra card. The card costs £12 and gives you discounts throughout the year on a wide range of goods and services including transport, entertainment, food and clothes.
- Check out the International Students House, located in Zone 1.
- Get discounted courses through voucher sites such as: Groupon and wowcher.