Why choose to study in Scotland?

Scotland is famous for its breathtaking scenery, vibrant culture and dramatic history. A part of the United Kingdom along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Scotland has a population of over 5 million, with the Scottish people having a reputation for their warmth and spirit.

Scotland has a rich diversity of artistic and cultural heritage and a history of making a huge impact on the wider world. Popular with country and city lovers alike, Scotland offers the picturesque beauty of the countryside and famous historical sites, in addition to bustling, cosmopolitan cities with a vast array of unique attractions.

Making an application

In order to process your application form quickly, we ask that you ensure that you have completed the form fully and also submit the relevant documentation along with your form (see list below), failing to do this, will result in a delay in processing your application. Completed forms and supporting documentation should be sent by post to the college or by email.

Application Form

International Application Form


Why Forth Valley?

Home to the College, the Forth Valley region is situated in the heart of Scotland and covers three local authority areas: Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling.

A gateway to the scenic highlands and an area of outstanding beauty overlooked by the magnificent Ochil Hills, the area has a wide variety of things to do and see with something to cater for every interest.

Discover the heritage of the Forth Valley area by exploring popular galleries and historical sites such as Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument, Callendar House, the Stirling Old Town Jail and the Tower Trail in Clackmannanshire. The Antonine Wall, a World Heritage site, passes through the area and the canal link between Edinburgh and Glasgow is home to The Falkirk Wheel, the World’s first rotating boat lift, another popular tourist attraction.  

There are also a number of countryside parks as well as city parks, such as The Helix and Kelpies, Callendar Park and Kings Park, with cycle and walking routes. Those looking for a more relaxing experience can enjoy a football match, go to see a film at one of the local multiplex cinemas, or book tickets to one of the many concerts, festivals or theatre shows happening regularly throughout the area.

The Forth Valley area is also a great place for shopping with a huge selection of stores from big high street names to more exclusive, independent outlets for something a little bit different. Bargain hunters will also enjoy a trip to Sterling Mills, an out of town shopping centre offering huge discounts on designer goods. There is also a buzzing nightlife ranging from traditional pubs to stylish bars and restaurants and a variety of nightclubs.

So as you can see, Forth Valley really does have it all...

Useful Information for International Students

  • Accommodation

    When it comes to looking for a place to live there are several different options available to students. You can discuss this with the International Office to find out which is suitable for yourself.

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  • Fees & Visas

    We realise that studying overseas is a large financial commitment to students. That is why our Further & Higher Education at Forth Valley College offers excellent value for money.

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  • How to apply

    Having checked the courses we have on offer you may now wish to apply for your chosen course. At Forth Valley College this is a straight forward process.

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International Office

Our International Support Co-ordinator can provide assistance to all international students throughout the admissions process, arrival in the Forth Valley area, induction and throughout your course of study.

You will be contacted as soon as you receive your unconditional offer and the Co-ordinator will monitor the progress of your application.

The Co-ordinator can provide non-academic advice and welfare support to all international students and is able to help students with the practical aspects of living and studying in Scotland.

The Co-ordinator strives to provide you a confidential, sympathetic and practical service.

Link to be added Contact our International Office


Support you will receive from our International Office:

  • Guiding you through your settling-in period
  • Introducing you to the College and your tutors
  • Application and visa advice
  • Assist you with searching for accommodation

 

  • Registering with a GP (doctor) and police
  • Induction activities
  • Setting up bank accounts, local tax, etc
  • Information about places of worship
  • Pastoral and welfare support



International Contact details

Contact information
Address International Support Co-ordinator, Forth Valley College, Grangemouth Road, Falkirk, Scotland, FK2 9AD
Telephone +44(0) 1324 403 329
Email international@forthvalley.ac.uk