Studying in the UK

Coming to study in the UK?

It's exciting coming to study in another country and learn about new cultures while broadening your academic prospects. We welcome international students to our college and do our best to make you feel at home while you study with us.

The perfect location

St. Albans is the oldest city in Hertfordshire and has grown over 2000 years into a safe, modern and attractive location. It was once the third largest Roman city in Britain and today offers an historical backdrop to a contemporary city.

Some courses are held in our attractive Welwyn Garden City Campus - the campus is close to good shopping facilities and a mainline rail link to London.

These locations are served by excellent road and rail links to London and its surrounding area, as well as being close to major airports for international travel. Students looking for work in Hertfordshire will not be disappointed either, as there are many opportunities to work alongside studying, in both St. Albans and Welwyn Garden City.

What can you study?

We offer a broad variety of courses for our International students who are choosing to study at Oaklands. Subject areas include: English as a Foreign Language, A Levels and our wide range of vocational studies. All courses with a qualifications will have entry requirements

The College

Oaklands College is one of the largest, most enterprising colleges in the United Kingdom offering high quality English tuition throughout the year. All of our friendly teachers are experienced and qualified specialists who use a wide range of teaching methods and language facilities.

Oaklands College is an accredited college in Matrix and is rated by the United Kingdom Border Agency as a Highly Trusted Sponsor (HTS).

Our EFL/ESOL courses are accredited by the British Council and students will also be able to use the college’s Learning Resource Centres, where internet access is available.

What is the local transport like?

Our campuses are both located close to four major airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and London Luton. There are excellent rail links to and from London, which is only 20 minutes away by train. There are also three major motorways nearby, the M1, M25and A1(M). For more information on railways, visit:


Oaklands College cannot provide accommodation but we recommend the local city estate agents in St Albans and Welwyn Garden City.

What is not included in the price?

  • Food and accommodation
  • Personal & health insurance
  • Travel to and from college and any visits if applicable

(No refunds available unless in the case of ill-health or visa refusal – proof required)