TRAVEL AND VISA INFORMATION
FOR ALL STUDENTS TRAVELLING TO
CALVARY CHAPEL BIBLE COLLEGE YORK
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Before you leave home:
Email with the location, date, and time of your arrival in the UK and your expected arrival on campus.
See our FAQ page for information about what to bring with you.
We recommend you have personal travel insurance to include private medical insurance (for non-UK citizens) and personal effects insurance for the duration of your stay.
International students must bring required travel documents for arrival at the airport. See below for a list of required documents.
Arrival in York:
When you arrive at York railway station, proceed through the main doors to find a covered area with two road lanes. To take a taxi, proceed to the left to find a taxi queue (waiting line) by the nearest lane. A taxi costs around £6 (cash only), and you should ask for 1 Barbican Road, York. Alternatively, you can take a number 10 bus outside the train station, costing around £1. Ask for Walmgate Bar bus stop, walk under the Bar (it’s the gate on the wall), and the road immediately to the right is Barbican Road. The Bible college is located on the opposite side of Barbican Road. The office is behind the row of terraced houses, which make up the Bible college accommodation.
Students should arrange their travel to arrive on campus at the earliest on the Friday before the semester begins. (Check the semester dates to confirm.)
Unfortunately, there isn't space on campus for parents or other family members accompanying students. They can find accommodation through the websites listed above.
If you have any problems at all, please telephone us on 01904 733 888. Remember if you are calling from abroad, there is a time zone difference. We divert calls outside office hours to another number so we are always available for you.
FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:
Please note: We do not sponsor Student Visas. You can only study with us as a Student Visitor and must leave the UK before your Short-term Study Visa expires (within 6 months).
You will not need a visa, but bring your passport or valid ID card.
Citizens of the USA, Canada, Israel, Australia, and New Zealand
You will not need to apply for a visa before travel. When you enter the country at the border control point at the airport, you will request entry to the UK as a Student Visitor. To receive entry with a Short-term Study Visa, you must bring the required documentation listed below.
Citizens of other countries
You may need to apply for a visa before travel. For more information, we refer you to the gov.uk website.
AIR AND RAIL TRAVEL
London Heathrow Airport (about 4 hours to York)
Take the underground train (Piccadilly Line) to London King's Cross station. Change trains to York (East Coast Main Line) at King's Cross. You will need to buy a Tube ticket for the underground on the day. The train ticket can be purchased on the day or purchased ahead for a significant savings, but tickets purchased in advance are not transferable. If you miss the train, you will need to buy another ticket.
London Gatwick Airport (about 4 hours to York)
Take the train to London Victoria station. Change to the underground train (Victoria line) to London King's Cross station. Change trains to York (East Coast Main Line) at King's Cross station. The full ticket from Gatwick to York with changes can be purchased on the day or purchased ahead for a significant savings, but tickets purchased in advance are not transferable. If you miss the train, you will need to buy another ticket.
Manchester Airport (about 2 hours to York)
There is a train station within the airport complex that has a direct service to York (TransPennine Route). Services to Newcastle, Middlesborough and Scarborough all call at York. The train ticket can be purchased on the day or purchased ahead for a significant savings, but tickets purchased in advance are not transferable. If you miss the train, you will need to buy another ticket.
Rail tickets can be purchased on the day of travel or purchased ahead for a significant savings, but tickets purchased in advance are not transferable. If you miss your train, you will need to buy another ticket.
Accommodation in London
If your plane arrives after 8pm, you may choose (or need) to stay overnight in London and travel to York the following day. If you need accommodation in London before travelling to York, we recommend:
You will be unable to travel if your passport is expiring within 6 months. If you do not yet have a passport, please apply as soon as possible as it can take a number of weeks.
Return Plane Ticket
You must be able to prove to UK Immigration that your stay here is temporary. If you try coming to Britain on a one-way ticket, you may be refused entry and put on the first flight home. If you have an E-Ticket, print your itinerary from your purchase confirmation to prove your intention to return home.
Acceptance Letter from CCBCY
This proves to Immigration that you are actually studying a short course at our campus.
Proof of Finances
A receipt showing you have paid in full OR
A cashiers cheque made out to CCBCY for the balance of your fees OR
An original bank statement showing you have sufficient funds for the balance of your fees OR
A copy of a payment plan from us.