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International Students

Belfast Bible College is an international theological college offering Bachelor Degrees, Masters Degrees and PhD level education. Our courses are recognized internationally and most of our teaching staff hold Doctorate qualifications from some of the top Theology Universities in the world.

Belfast is a vibrant and historic city to live in that will give you plenty to explore outside of the classroom. There are many strong evangelical churches which you can join and participate in and you can get involved in many Christian ministries.

Belfast is also a really affordable city to live in, the cost of student accommodation is low and food and transport bills are cheaper than other UK cities. Belfast also has an international airport and the college is only a short 30 minute drive away.

Given the quality of the education you will receive at the college our fees offer very good value and make studying at the college a very affordable option. The table below gives an example of the basic costs for studying at the college. You would need to allow for some spending money and money to purchase books and resources.

 

Estimated Costs per year and all fees payable in Sterling. Exchange rates will vary. £ - Sterling International and US Student example costs $ - US Dollars EU student example costs. Euros
Fees £4500 $7,000 €6500
Accommodation (full board including all meals) £4000 $6,200 €5700
2 return flights per year £1500 $2,300 €1000
Immigration £500 $800 €0
Total Estimated Cost £10,500 $16,300 €13,200

 


Moody Bible Institute Students

Students from Moody Bible Institute who choose to do Moody's International Studies Programme can decide to study for one or two semesters at Belfast Bible College and gain transferable credits from the Bachelor of Theology Programme. For information about the modules available for MBI students to study at the college please contact info@belfastbiblecollege.com.

 


Guidelines for International Students

For students planning to study at the college from outside the EU you need to be eligible for a Student Visa to study in the UK.

The College has achieved Highly Trusted Status with the UK Visas & Immigration and is a Tier 4 Sponsor of the Points Based System. UKVI requires that all international students have a proven record in studies, and can prove they can meet the cost of living in the UK. Their requirements are that tuition fees and basic living costs, totaling approximately £12,000, have to be met before international students can be given entry to the UK. Any visa application requires proof that these funds are in your bank account for at least a month before applying for a visa.

A student can receive official financial sponsorship. An ‘official financial sponsor’ is an organisation that wholly supports a student to study in the UK by giving them money to cover their course fees and their living costs. The UK government, the student's home government, the British Council or any international organisation, international company, university or UK independent school can be an official financial sponsor. For further details on the process of how international students come to the UK, please see the UK Visa and Immigration website here.

 


Student Loans for American Students

All our degree programmes are eligible for Private Student loans in the USA. Belfast Bible College won’t be recognized as an institution in its own right but as the courses are validated by Queen University Belfast and the University of Cumbria, they are recognized and eligible for loans. These courses may also be eligible for Federal Funding through Sallie Mae for more information see this information on the Queens University site.