What should I bring with me?
Space is limited, so don't over-pack!
What is the best way to get to the campus?
Please see the Travel and Visa Information page for information about getting to York.
Do I need a Visa to enter the UK?
Please see the Travel and Visa Information page for information on visas.
Will I be accepted at the border?
As long as you comply with the Short-term Study Visa conditions, then the Border Control Officer should admit you as a Student Visitor to study a short course at CCBCY. Immigration Officers do have discretion about who they admit or reject, so if the Officer interviewing you requires further information or clarification, ask him or her to ring Calvary Chapel Bible College York on 01904 733 888 and ask to speak to the Director or Registrar.
What is the best way to access my money while I am in the UK?
The best way to obtain cash is using one of the many ATMs near campus. The bank ATMs in England use the standard 4 digit pin number like the USA. Check with your local bank for information regarding ATM charges, as they can vary with 'hidden' charges. Generally stand-alone ATM machines in the UK have higher fees than those at a bank. You should inform your bank that you will be using your card in England so that they do not think it has been stolen.
What about mail to and from the UK?
Mailing a letter to the States costs £1.25 or more depending on weight.
What about phone calls?
Each flat has a telephone so that family and friends can call you. You will be given the phone number for your flat when you arrive. You will not be allowed to be pulled out of class to take phone calls so it is best to pre-arrange times for your family and friends to call to ensure that you will be available.
What about internet?
The Bible college provides free wifi.
Can I travel while at Bible college?
There are no vacations in the semester, and students are not allowed to miss classes. However, we do encourage students to travel on weekends. You must first submit a completed Travel Voucher Request form at least 48 hours prior to travel. Please do not book trips, flights, train, etc before you have been given permission to travel.
Do I need health insurance?
European Union students coming to York will normally be eligible to receive medical tratment under the National Health Service (NHS).
What about prescription medicine?
If you are taking prescription medication, you should either bring enough with you to last the semester or arrange for refills to be mailed to you. It may not be possible for you to obtain the specific prescription you need in a UK chemist due to different brands and suppliers.
Is accommodation available before the Dorms Open date?
Unfortunately, accommodation is not available prior to the Dorms Open date. (See Semester Dates page.) Students who arrive early can find accommodation through VisitYork, TripAdvisor, Bed and Breakfast UK, Late Rooms, or Booking.com.
Is there space available on campus for my family member who is travelling with me?
Unfortunately, there isn't space on campus for parents or other family members accompanying students at the start of the semester. They can find accommodation through the VisitYork, TripAdvisor, Bed and Breakfast UK, Late Rooms, or Booking.com.