International Students

Performance

First round Foundation, BA and MA Performance auditions for 2021 entry will take place online. International candidates invited to second round auditions may be able to attend these via Zoom. Please note they will be live and you should be conscious of the time difference.

We encourage BA Acting, Musical Theatre and Actor Musicianship candidates invited to an additional third round audition to attend these in person at Mountview.

Creative Producing / Musical Direction / Site-Specific Theatre Practice / Theatre Directing / Theatre for Community and Education / Theatre Production Arts / Scenic Art and Prop Making

Interviews will be carried out online with the Course Leader or Senior Tutors. Candidates may be asked to submit a portfolio or examples of their work and for some courses there may be a further second round online interview and an optional Open Day at Mountview.

EU Fees

Following Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, we are currently reviewing the fee status of EU citizens applying for training at Mountview in September 2021.  We will update the information on the page as soon as possible.

Any international applicants who have questions regarding applications, eligibility for study and securing a visa for study should contact Harriet Downing, Registry Manager: admissions@mountview.org.uk

 

Student Visa Information

Mountview is a truly international school and regularly welcomes applicants from over 60 countries.

If you are a non-UK/Irish citizen you will normally need a visa to study in the UK.

The UK Government is introducing a new Points-Based Immigration System on 1 January 2021. This system will replace the current Tier 4 Visa route for international students. The Government will confirm the final details of this new system later this year.  As soon as the Government releases these final details, we will advertise the information here.

Applicants whose first language is not English or who are not a national of a majority English speaking country, and who will require a visa, will need to demonstrate an acceptable level of fluency in English.  This is usually demonstrated through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with a minimum level required of Band 5.5.

Applicants are required to have a clear idea of how they would finance their training at Mountview prior to attending an audition. We strongly advise applicants to research funding options available to them as soon as possible should they wish to pursue training in the UK.

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is able to provide information and advice on visa and funding options for international students studying in the UK.

EU Students and Applicants

Following Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), freedom of movement between the UK and the EU will end on 31 December 2020. From this point forward, EU citizens will need to obtain a visa for all activities in the UK other than short-term visits.  This will include coming to the UK to study.

EU citizens who arrive before the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, and relevant family members, will be eligible for the EU Settlement Scheme. They have until 30 June 2021 to make an application under that scheme.

We are currently reviewing the fee status of EU citizens applying for training at Mountview in September 2021.  We will update the information on the page as soon as possible.  The fee status of our current EU students will remain unchanged for the duration of their course of study at Mountview.

Any international applicants who have questions regarding applications, eligibility for study and securing a Visa for study should contact Harriet Downing, Registry Manager: admissions@mountview.org.uk

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