Short Course Information and Application Guidelines 2015-16

Short Course Information and Application Guidelines
Please note that short course students are not assessed and do not sit examinations. However they are expected
to participate in group work assignments and presentations. Short courses do not offer IGH/UCL credit, nor can
they later be applied for credit towards an IGH qualification.
If you wish to be assessed and receive UCL credit you will have to fill out a taster course application form. Short
course students will receive a Certificate of Attendance providing they are present for the entire duration of the
course, unless a reasonable and satisfactory explanation is provided.
Entry Requirements
English language proficiency
Professional work experience in a relevant area and/or
UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant/allied subject awarded with a 1st or 2nd class Honours or an equivalent
For those applying for the Research in Action: Qualitative Approach or Collecting and Using Data: Essentials of
Quantitative Survey Research modules, please note that you will need to have some prior basic knowledge in this
area and should provide evidence of this with your application.
English Language Proficiency
The programme is conducted in English. Applicants must be able to provide evidence that they possess a
Good level of written and spoken English. Evidence may take the form of a recently obtained English
language qualification or test result awarded no more than two years prior to the proposed date of study.
Accepted English language qualifications include the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Academic Version and Pearson Test of English (Academic). NB: The Test of English as a Foreign Language
(TOEFL) is only accepted for EU applicants.
For further information about UCL English language requirements please visit:
Completing the application form
You must complete all sections of the application form.
Completed applications must be received at least one month before the start of the course. International
applicants requiring a Short Term Student Visa should allow at least a further 3 weeks to arrange and
receive their UK visa.
Please provide any additional required documentation when submitting your application as failure to do so
may cause delays.
Once your short course application form has been received, it will be circulated to the course coordinator
for their approval. We aim to acknowledge receipt of applications within 5 working days. You will be
notified if you are successful and if you are accepted payment will be taken. Please note that we cannot
reserve spaces on courses until the course fees have been paid in full.
Ways to pay:
 Card payment. If you would like to pay by card we need the following details: name of card holder, card
number, type of card e.g. Visa, MasterCard etc. and expiry date of card. Please note we cannot accept
American Express.
 Bank Transfer (BACS)
Instructions for paying by BACS
A/C Name: University College London or UCL
Reference/Payment description: 501330 followed by your FAMILY NAME. If you
cannot use this reference please DO NOT go ahead with the payment. Instead, contact
us to arrange this via another route.
Bank: Barclays
Sort Code: 20 10 53
A/C Number: 40178691
Once the payment is complete, please forward an email to with
details of the payment from your bank and a screen shot or similar proof/receipt.
Any personal details will be stored securely and destroyed when they are no longer
Payments coming from abroad will also need IBAN and Swift address.
Swift Address: BARCGB21 05L
IBAN: GB87BARC20105340178691
 Cheques should be made payable to University College London and must be in Sterling (British pounds £).
We will need to receive your payment at least 10 working days before the start of the course.
 By cash (In person only, please do not send cash in the post). Please note that if paying by cash, this
cannot be done on the first day of the module. It must be done as early as possible in order to secure a
place on the course.
Payment by the above methods will obtain a single £50 discount.
 Invoice requests should be made well before the start of the course as this can be a lengthy process to
complete. This method of payment does not obtain the above discount.
Cancellation Policy:
Please note that an administration fee of £25 applies in all cases
Cancel at least six weeks' before module: £50 cancellation fee
Cancel at least one month before module: £100 cancellation fee
Cancel at least two weeks before module: no refund, unless:
1. There are paid-up applicants on the waiting list who can attend the module, in which case, the
cancellation fee will be £100
2. A justifiable medical reason, with a written confirmation from a medical doctor, in which case the
cancellation charge will be £100.
 Cancel less than two weeks before module: no refund in any case.
The balance after cancellation fees will be refunded to you.
Duration of the Course
As a general guide, please note that with regards to the three week modules, the first two weeks of the
course will consist of contact and non-contact hours i.e. lectures, seminars and independent study. The
third week is reserved for individual study, handing in assignments and any possible group work
preparation. However, in order to cover course content adequately, it may be necessary to attend lectures
during the third week. Therefore, you will have to be prepared to dedicate the full 3 weeks to the module
and stay in London.
Living and accommodation costs are not included in the fees. IGH does not organise accommodation for
students but we can assist you by providing you with a list of possible places to stay or organisations to
contact once you have been accepted onto the course. As there is high demand for housing, it is best to
arrange short-term housing as well in advance as possible.
Students who require a short term student visa will usually have to produce a course acceptance letter
before a visa will be issued. Please bear this in mind before making your travel arrangements. Please give
yourself enough time to obtain a visa and arrive in London before the start of the course as IGH reserves
the right to refuse admittance to students arriving late to the course.
Information for international applicants requiring a Short Term Student visa.
Check visa processing times for various British embassies around the world.
Please provide any required additional supporting documentation and evidence when submitting your visa
application as failure to do so may cause delays or your visa application being rejected.
Health Insurance
It is also very important for students who are studying in the UK for less than six months to ensure that they
arrange health insurance before arriving, as the UK National Health Service does not cover them.
Daily expenses
You should budget around £20 minimum per day for food, travel, etc. Subway (Tube) and bus passes are
available for 1 day, 7 day, and monthly periods, with prices varying depending on the travel zones covered.
Institute for Global Health
Application for Admission to the Short Course Programme
Please ensure that you have read the application guidelines accompanying this form.
Please provide a passport sized image of yourself here:
TITLE: (Dr, Mrs, Mr, etc)
DATE OF BIRTH (day, month, year)
Detail your education since age 17. Start with the most recent. Include details of qualifications to be awarded. You must provide copies of
certificates or other proof of (higher education) academic achievements / professional qualifications.
Name of College,
University, etc.
State Country if outside
the UK
Class of
Degree or
Main subjects studied
Is English your first language? Yes _______ No ________
If ‘No’ detail any work experience or education that you have undertaken in English and/or the date and grade(s) achieved in the most recent
English language test that you have taken. A copy of the test certificate must be enclosed with this application.
List your employment to date. Please continue on a separate sheet if necessary. You may include a copy of your curriculum vitae if this is more
convenient. Medical graduates should include full details of all periods of clinical training and clinical attachment.
Name and address of Employer
State Country if outside UK
Position Held and Main Duties
Payment Method (please tick)
Card _________ BACS _________ Cheque _________ Cash _________ Invoice _________
Cheques should be made payable to “University College London” and must be in Sterling (British pounds £)
Name of card holder
Card number
Type of card e.g. Visa, MasterCard etc.
Expiry date of card
Please note we cannot accept American Express.
Where did you find out about IGH short courses:
IGH Website
Recruitment Exhibition/Fair
IGH Staff
IGH Course
British Council
Newsletter/Magazine Advertisement (Which one?)
IGH Student
Careers Centre
Please specify
1. To the best of my knowledge, the information on this application is accurate and complete. (Please note that IGH
reserves the right to refuse admission or to terminate a student’s attendance should it be discovered that he/she has
made a false statement or omitted significant information. If you are offered a place, you will be required to provide
evidence of your qualification.)
Data Protection Act 1988: I agree to IGH/UCL processing personal data contained on this form or other data which IGH
may obtain from me or other people or organisations whilst I am applying for admission. I agree to the processing of
such data for any purpose connected with my studies, or my health and safety whilst on ICH premises or for any other
legitimate purpose.
Please return this form, together with an English language test certificate where appropriate, plus any additional supporting
documents to:
IGH Short Course Administrator
6th Floor, Institute for Global Health
30 Guilford Street,
London, WC1N 1EH,