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International

If you are a new or returning student joining us in Autumn 2020, we’ve compiled a list of useful documents and links below to help you settle into your studies.

At Plymouth College of Art, the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors are of the highest importance. As new guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) is released from UK government authorities, we’re committed to keeping our community informed and reassured.

If you have course-related queries you should contact your Subject Leader. If you have any other questions about your first term, including accommodation, key dates, timetables, and language support, please email hello@pca.ac.uk

Welcome Site

New and returning students should visit welcome.pca.ac.uk to view the college’s Welcome Site. Please take a moment to read through the information provided, which will help you to settle into your studies, both online and on campus.

To view the latest key dates and timetable information for your course, please click the relevant study-level below:

Key Contacts

To speak to someone at Plymouth College of Art about your studies please download our Key Contacts guide.

To request an alternative format please email web@pca.ac.uk

English Language Support

If you are looking for English Language support to improve your IELT level before or during studying in the UK, Plymouth College of Art works with ODILs Learning Foundation to offer international students a selection of intensive pre-sessional courses to improve their English Language, including short courses and one-to-one support options.

For more information please visit our Language Requirements page.

Visa Information

From 5 October 2020, a new Student Route visa has replaced the Tier 4 route. As an international student, you will need a Student Route visa which you can apply for online. Student Route and Child Student Route visas now replace the Tier 4 route. The Student route, which falls under the UK’s new points-based immigration system, improves on the previous Tier 4 route making for a more streamlined experience for both sponsoring institutions and students.

Visas that have been issued through the Tier 4 route are still valid and those eligible will still be able to apply for the Graduate Route when it opens in summer 2021. The Graduate Route will be available to international students who have completed a degree at undergraduate level or above at a Higher Education Provider with a track record of compliance and who have a valid Student (or Tier 4) visa at the time of application.

Finding your way

For travel information and maps of the college campus please visit our Getting Here page.


Get in touch

If you are unable to find the information you are looking for on our International pages or the Welcome Site please contact us:

  • Email: international@pca.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 01752 203402
  • Whatsapp: +44 (0)7722 744184