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Yes. We are still accepting applications for all of our courses for September 2020. If students are unable to get a visa and travel to the UK to start one of our on-campus programs in September, students can start their studies online and transfer to their chosen campus or center as soon as they are able to get their visa and travel.
There is no application deadline. Students must confirm their place two weeks before the course start date and complete course registration one week before the course start date.
Any students who thinks they will have difficulty in providing final transcripts or other documents required for their INTO application should speak either to their Educational Advisor, or the Central Admissions team, who will be able to advise of any alternative options that may be applicable.
The tuition fees for our online courses will not be lower than our face-to-face provision.
Our prices recognize that students will be taught by the same teachers, to the same high quality and standard, and with the same learning and progression outcomes.
All students starting online automatically qualify for a Confirm with Confidence Scholarship, which is circa 20% of the first term tuition fee.
Students do not need a UKVI IELTS to study an online course but do need to provide an English language qualification that meets course requirements.
We can accept a number of alternative English language tests as evidence of your English language level for entry to the course, including Duolingo and Password Solo.
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UKVI has released the following guidance confirming that students who have been studying in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, or had been planning to, will be able to study their course by distance-learning.
No, entry requirements remain the same. We can however accept a number of alternative English language tests as evidence of your English language level for entry to the course, including Duolingo and Password Solo. You can find more detailed information here.
The following information is in line with the latest UKVI guidance and is subject to change.
Progression from Online Pre-sessional English to our partner universities
When you progress to your university degree, you will be able to use your results from the Online Pre-sessional English for your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
Progression from Online Academic English to an INTO program
If you are progressing to a degree level (NQF Level 6) programme, you will be able to use your results from the Online Academic English for your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
For all non-degree level programs (e.g International Foundation) and English language courses, you will still need a Secure English Language Test to obtain a CAS for your progression program.
INTO Manchester and INTO London students
For progression to all programs at the Center, you will need a Secure English Language Test to obtain a CAS.
Across all of our online pathway programs we guarantee the same number of learning hours online as face-to-face programs.
All programs will include a mixture of synchronous (live classes) and asynchronous activities which students will have more flexibility to complete in their own time. These will make use of various apps and interactive learning tools and can include:
Students will need the following:
All students will be fully supported throughout their course and will receive regular one-to-one tutorials by video to discuss their progress and answer any questions.
Through the Virtual Learning Environment, students will be able to connect with one another through forum discussions, the 'Live' virtual classroom which includes breakout rooms for group work/live chat, as well as messaging functionality on the platform.
INTO will support students starting online by offering a comprehensive range of free progression and placement services. Our experienced staff will support every step of your journey by offering general and specialised progression university counselling including:
Successful completion of the relevant Online Pathway, Online Pre-Sessional English or Online Academic English course will guarantee progression onto a student’s confirmed study plan, subject to meeting any other conditions of their offer for their progression program.
Successful completion requires 100% attendance of live lessons, completion of all self-study online tasks and obtaining expected entry scores required for study plan.
You can confirm you place with confidence, knowing that if you change your mind or your circumstances change, you can change or cancel you study plan at no additional cost ahead of the course start date.
Refund policy for September 2020
For any student who has confirmed for a course with a September/October start date, if the student wishes to cancel their study plan up to and including the day before the start date, they will be eligible for a full refund without cancellation fees for any fees they have paid regardless of which Terms and Conditions they are signed on to.
For any student who has confirmed for a course with a September/October start date if the student wishes to cancel their study plan and has taken out INTO insurance they will be eligible for a full refund of their insurance premium as long as they haven’t travelled and have not made a claim regardless of which Terms and Conditions they are signed on to.
If unable to travel and a students begin their studies online, we will allocate any prepayments to any outstanding tuition fees or if the student has already paid in full, credit this towards accommodation from January 2021. If a student chooses to cancel their study plan, they can cancel their accommodation booking and issue a full refund on any pre-payments up and including the day before the start date for their programme.
7-day online money-back guarantee
If a student decides that online learning isn’t for them, if they cancel your course in writing within seven calendar days of their start date, they will receive a full refund on any pre-payments.
Yes - the quarantine period is included in the course dates. Students should arrive as normal and the induction program will be set up so that the students in quarantine can access this online. Meaning, it's not mandatory for students to arrive two weeks before the course start date.
Please check the UK Government website for the latest information.
INTO is committed to keeping centers safe and we will ensure all guidelines issued by the Public Health Agencies of England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland are adhered to. An increased cleaning regime will ensure spaces are hygienically clean at all times. Hand sanitiser and handwashing facilities will be provided across campus, particularly in high-traffic areas. Centers will aim to operate within Government Guidelines. Signage in the centers and INTO managed accommodation will remind people of the need to keep their distance and wash their hands regularly. Any students who show symptoms will be supported to self-isolate.
Students will be sent a copy of INTO Pre-departure Guide. Our centers will also be offering virtual Pre-departure events. Click here to sign up.
Students are advised to bring their own face coverings as these will be required on public transport and other areas where social distancing is not always practical. INTO will not be supplying these.
We would expect students to stay in the INTO managed or INTO referred accommodation during quarantine.
Students that start their program online in September, will by default have accommodation held from January 2021. If a student is able to arrive earlier, they will need to inform the Center as soon as possible, thus allowing the Center to confirm accommodation for the arrival date.
Students transitioning from online to on-campus will receive a revised student statement, this will include accommodation charged from the arrival date communicated by the student and confirmed by the Center.
Centers will support students quarantining with access to food delivery services and enhanced welcome packs including items such as kitchenware and cleaning products.
Your safety and wellbeing is always our primary concern. We hope there will not be another lockdown but in the unfortunate eventuality that there is, the teams in center will support you with access to food and medical care if necessary. Courses will also be available online so you will always be able to continue your studies remotely.