Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is London De Academy (LDA)?
A: London De Academy is an accredit institution to provide study pathways to universities in the UK. It is a unique opportunity to begin your degree studies in a flexible, affordable and supportive learning environment.

Q: Where is LDA located?
A: Our central London location is surrounded by the most prestigious universities in the world and other prominent landmarks in the heart of London. We are next to University College London (UCL), University of London, Birkbeck College, SOAS, The British Library, The British Museum and Kings Cross St. Pancras. We have another location in East London as well to offer a specific range of courses.

Q: What is the advantage of going to LDA rather than doing first year University?
A: The advantages for students are many. You can be admitted to LDA if you don't meet either the English and/or academic requirements for your university undergraduate course. Our higher education foundation programme can help you enhance your academic levels. LDA students receive extensive academic and personal support, not only for their studies but to help them adjust to living in London.

Q:How to apply?
A:
STEP 1: Apply online or complete a paper application form
Find the course you would like to apply for online, or complete and return a paper application form to us at admissions@londondeacademy.co.uk.
STEP 2: Attend an interview
If you meet the eligibility criteria you will be invited for an online interview with one of our admissions team member.
STEP 3: Receive an offer
If successful you will be given a conditional or unconditional offer
STEP 4: Ready for enrolment
You are ready for enrolment. Please contact to our admissions team to discuss further procedures.
STEP 5: Ready for visa application
If you are an international student prepare your student visa application. International student can also contact to our local representative in your country. To find out more, please contact to our international recruitment team directly via email (countryrepresentative@londondeacademy.co.uk), phone or WhatsApp.

Q: How long will it take to receive my offer?
A:
We process applications as quickly as possible but an offer may take up to 1 week during recruitment periods. Some decisions can take longer depending on the course and point of application. If you are applying for one of the subjects in Health and Social Care, Logistic and Supply Chain Management or Executive Management then the decision may take longer due to the additional checks carried out by the admissions team.

Q: What documents will I need to include with my application?
A: The checklist below outlines some of the types of documentation you may need to provide with your application:

  • Personal statement
  • Two pictures
  • Copy of passport/visa (if available)
  • Academic transcripts
  • Completion Certificates of A Levels / GCSEs or equivalent
  • Certificate of graduation
  • Certificate of English proficiency e.g. IELTS/ TOEFL / PTE Test / Appropriate Alternative
  • Reference letters, or details of named referee CV (if applicable)
Please note, not every document may be required in your particular case.

Q: Can I still make an application without all of the required documents?
A:
Yes, you can still apply even if you haven't yet received your final transcripts. In this case, you will receive a conditional offer which will state what qualifications and grades you will need to achieve in order to meet our course entry requirements. Once you have received evidence of obtaining your qualifications you can upload them to our online application after which you will receive an unconditional offer once all conditions have been met. Some postgraduate programmes may require applicants to have submitted their Reference letters before a decision has been made.

Q: Can LDA sponsor a student visa?

A: Yes we can, but only a short-term study visa. This visa category can be a useful option if you are a non-EEA national and coming to the UK for a period of study less than six months duration.

Q: What can I do on a Short-term study visa?
A: On a Short-term study visa you are permitted to:

  • Study an English language course of up to 11 months duration
  • Study an academic course of up to 6 months duration, e.g. Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security or Level Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership with Master's Top-up
  • To attend the face-to-face element of a part-time postgraduate or undergraduate course 
  • To submit coursework, re-sit examinations or re-take a module
  • To attend a Summer School or other executive training courses at London De Academy

Q: Is a Short-term study visa a multiple entry visa?

A: A Short-term study visa that is applied for in advance for your studies is a multiple entry visa, while a short-term study visa issued on arrival in the UK (applicable to non-visa nationals only) is a single entry visa. If you apply for your Short-term study visa on arrival and then leave the UK during your period of studies at the LDA, please note you will need to re-apply as a short-term student when you re-enter in the United Kingdom. For this reason, you should always travel with a letter confirming you are enrolled in a course at LDA.

Q: What you cannot do on a short-term study visa?

  • Enroll on a full-time course of study longer than 6 months, other than an English Language course
  • Extend your short-term study visa
  • Switch into another visa category from inside the UK
  • Intend to stay beyond the course of study end date given in the visa application (although your visa may be valid for longer)
  • Bring family members to the UK as your dependants
  • Undertake placements or internships
  • Undertake employment, either paid or unpaid - see below for more information on volunteering

Q: What is volunteering?

Holders of a short-term study visa may volunteer while in the UK provided that they:
  • Do not have a contract of employment
  • Do not take the place of an employee
  • Do not receive payment - travel reimbursement and/or subsistence allowance is permitted
  • Volunteer to help a charity or voluntary or public sector organisation

How much does it cost to live in London?

You may require a minimum of £1000 - £1200 per month for a living cost in London. The cost of living in certain areas of London can be significantly lower (depending on your lifestyle).

When can I apply for accommodation?
After you accept your place to study at London De Academy, the Admissions Team will send you an email containing information about the accommodation request application.

What is the tuition fee structure?
Registration Fee: £250 (Non-refundable) London Campus
Study Option: Instructor-led Classroom-Based and Blended Learning
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes: £3500 (6 Months)
International Campus
Study Option: Instructor-led Classroom Based Learning | Online | Webinars|Blended Learning
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes: £2500 (6-12 Months)
Distance Learning
Study Option: Online | Live Webinars | Study Material Access 
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes: £1800 (6-24 Months)

What is the refund procedure?
Full refunds are only issued if a student is refused their visa or they have not met the entry requirements of the course they wish to study. Any other circumstance will incur a non-refundable charge of £250.

Reasons to attend executive training programmes at London De Academy

This is an opportunity to learn from top academics and network with senior professionals from across the globe. You will gain the knowledge of different strategies, tools, and insights to solve your most challenging problems through methodologies, including case studies, group discussions and lectures. Our training courses are based on research and real-life experiences from our trainers. All of our programmes are designed so that participants return to their companies ready to apply what they've learned.

If you think that we still haven't answered your question then please do not hesitate to contact us via phone, email, WhatsApp or Facebook. You can book a video counseling session to discuss your requirement.

Do you offer an airport pick up service?
Yes, we do provide a paid Heathrow airport pick up service for new international students. You will be provided with more information regarding this once you receive an offer from us.

Registering with a doctor? We will guide you during our international student's orientation programme and help you register with the doctors surgery in your selected local living area.

Getting a bank account? During our international orientation programme we will also help you with this process as well and provide you list of most major banks in the UK. 

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