International Students

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Your future is important to us and that is why we have an International Office staffed by a team of expert professionals who will look after you from your first enquiry through to graduation. We want to help you to achieve success in your studies so that you will have the best and most enjoyable experience possible.

We hope the information on these pages will answer most of your questions. If not, or if you would like to request a copy of our international prospectus, please send us an e-mail to or contact us by phone or letter.

If you would like to download a copy of the international prospectus you can do so by clicking on the link below.

Find out more about our dedicated international office, or watch our video about studying at City College Plymouth.

International Prospectus

If you'd like to browse our full list of courses, please take a look at our latest prospectus. 

International Prospectus

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Key Facts

Key Facts

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Outstanding International Students!

The College holds a glittering annual Awards Ceremony at which outstanding achievements of some of the College’s students are celebrated. Every year one of the College’s international students is nominated to receive the award of the Most Outstanding International Student, recognising academic or cultural success. Here are some of our previous winners:


2015: Kate Blay Mensah from Ghana

"Kate left her family in Takoradi, Ghana, a city with which Plymouth hkateas strong links, to study with us at the College. Kate has worked with our International Office on the Buddy scheme for international students and has been the International Student Rep on the Students’ Union. She is also providing help and support to the College’s Head of International Development for a promotional visit to Takoradi next month, acting as an advocate for Foundation Degrees following her experiences. A very busy and dedicated student, I’m sure you’ll agree."


2014: Lye Man Yau from MalaysiaLye Man

"Lye Man was a dedicated worker who consistently received outstanding results on his 6 months IFC. Still, he always sought to develop his skills. Lye Man also supported his peers, and gained extremely high IELTS scores achieved through excellent language skills, but also through listening and responding to feedback. He was an exemplary student!"



2013: Eric Kong Shuen Yih from Malaysia 

"Eric worked hard during his time at City College Plymouth. He studied on the 6 month IFC and will have no problem progressing onto a highly rated UK unversity in the Autumn. Eric made the most of his time at CCP, engaging in various college activities, making lots of new friends, and getting top grades!"


2012: Xiang Yikai (Kevin) from China2012 Yikai Xiang from China

"Throughout his year at the college Kevin demonstrated great dedication to his work, commitment to his studies, and an eagerness to learn. He was at all times diplomatic and respectful and set a good example for his peers. His teachers commented that it was a privilege to teach him.''

 Phung Tu Anh (Victoria) from Vietnam2011: Phung Tu Anh (Victoria) from Vietnam

"Victoria joined the College in September last year to study our one year pre-University foundation course for international students.  She came to us with a very high graduating score from a top school in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and from the start she was a conscientious, committed and high performing student in the group.  She maintained this high level of achievement throughout the year, achieving an overall Distinction.  She has made the most of her time so far at the College, making new international friends, and spent her Summer learning Mandarin in Vietnam.  Victoria has now progressed to stage 1 of the two year Foundation Degree in Accounting and Finance."

 Ramesh Thakuri from Nepal2010: Ramesh Thakuri from Nepal

“Ramesh completed the one year International Foundation Course here at the College in 2008, earning an overall Distinction. He then progressed to study for a Foundation Degree in Software Development, which he has completed with an overall mark of 60%. He took the Web and e-business optional modules in his second year and produced a working website for a College department which is now in use.”

 Ru Chen (Cynthia) from China2009: Ru Chen (Cynthia) from China

“Cynthia showed high levels of commitment and determination throughout the second year of her Foundation Degree in Accounting & Finance, achieving an overall Distinction.”

 Ge Wu (Robin) from China2008: Ge Wu (Robin) from China

“Robin was nominated as he had the highest aggregate marks of any student on his course. He was awarded a Distinction in his Foundation Degree in Accounting & Finance and has also achieved a first class Honours Degree in Accounting & Finance at Plymouth University. He also received the Francis Clark Prize as the best third year Accounting & Finance student.”

 Emil Kalimullin from Russia2007: Emil Kalimullin from Russia

“Emil is an exceptional student in terms of his maturity, commitment and ability. After achieving a Distinction in his Foundation Degree in Business, Emil went on to be awarded a first class Honours Degree in Business Administration by Plymouth University.”

 Bui Thu Phuong from Vietnam2006: Bui Thu Phuong from Vietnam

“After achieving very good grades studying A Levels at the College, Phuong was awarded a 50% scholarship to study for a BA in Business and Accounting at Exeter University.”

 Wang Ying (Eva) from China2005: Wang Ying (Eva) from China

“As an international student studying business at degree level, she adapted quickly to the rigorous demands of the programme and achieved high levels of success.”


Contact Us

The International Office
City College Plymouth
Kings Road
Plymouth PL1 5QG
Devon, UK

Tel. 0044 (0)1752 305300
Fax. 0044 (0) 1752 305123





Jessica Randall

International Manager


General enquires    

Amy French

 International Admissions Officer

(Tue/Thurs only)


Applications, admissions (fees, deposits, etc.), visas, immigration, orientation


Abigail Gascoyne

International Marketing and Welfare Officer


Accommodation, host families, trips/excursions/ social activities, marketing/finance


Jackie Zhang

International Student Officer (China)

Deals with Chinese students (all issues), HE issues, banking



International Office

City College Plymouth has been awarded the new Charter for Excellence in International Education & Training by the AoC (Association of Colleges).  The Charter recognises the high quality of our provision and support for international students and commitment to developing all our students as global citizens.

International Students

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What our students say …

“Improving my English is the best experience because it gives me more confidence to deal with my daily life and understanding other people's culture and personality”


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