Welcoming the world to learn and succeed
University Centre Grimsby and Grimsby Institute belong the Grimsby Institute Group, one of the UK’s largest providers of Further and Higher Education, located in the historic town of Grimsby, Lincolnshire.
Grimsby has a long history as a thriving fishing port, with café bars, pubs and restaurants and, within a few miles, you'll find countryside and the sandy beaches and traditional seaside fun of Cleethorpes, close to busy cities; Lincoln, York and Hull, which are all perfect for shopping and cultural attractions such as museums and theatres.
As well as being a very friendly and affordable place to live and study, you'll have plenty to see and do in Grimsby. A few minutes walk from the campus you'll find our high-quality residential buildings. Our excellent range of Further and Higher Education courses are delivered in well-resourced teaching facilities.
We will help you achieve your successes and goals and provide plenty of support – both in and out of the classroom.
We have a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for international students. It is important that we help you choose a course that is exactly right for you so that we can ensure you have a perfect and enjoyable overseas study experience. To be eligible for a Tier 4 Student Visa the course you apply for must be full-time and be at minimum Level 3 on the national qualification framework.
How to Apply
If you are an international student, wanting to apply for a course at the Grimsby Institute or University Centre Grimsby you will need to follow a strict set of instructions, particularly if you are a non-EU citizen and require a Visa to study in the UK.
From the day you apply, we will be in regular contact via email to let you know the progress of your application. Once your application has been accepted and you have received your official documents we will support you with advice throughout your Visa process.
On receiving a valid Student Visa you will then make your travel arrangements and keep us informed. Should you have any questions or concerns at any point we are here to help at any time and in any way we can. This is the time when we can arrange accommodation within our Halls of Residence.
The Grimsby Institute & University Centre Grimsby's duties as a licensed sponsor
We have a licence to sponsor students which impose duties upon us. In order to comply with these conditions we must:
- Keep a copy of your Passport(s), Visa(s) and/or Biometrics card(s)
- Keep an up-to-date record of your contact details and UK address. This is monitored by the International Office and reported to the UKBA when required
We will report to the UK Border Agency (UKBA) if:
- You fail to enrol on time
- You are absent without permission for a prescribed period
- We are no longer your licensed sponsor
- Your circumstances change if, for example, your course of study changes or becomes shorter or longer
- We have evidence that you are breaking the conditions of your Visa
Living in Grimsby
Grimsby is located on the East Coast of the United Kingdom and has a population of approximately 160,000 people. Grimsby was founded on the fishing industry and in days gone by, was one of the largest fishing ports in the World. Today Grimsby supports major food processing, chemical and petroleum companies using our extensive ports as an export gateway to Europe and the World. The surrounding countryside presents plenty of opportunities for outdoor leisure activities. The beautiful and serene Lincolnshire Wolds, the curious coastlines and the long, sandy beaches offer much to explore by bicycle or on foot.
First-time visitors to the area are often surprised at the number of facilities for entertainment, sport and leisure activities in and around Grimsby. If you're interested in sports, you'll enjoy facilities offered at the two modern leisure centres, where swimming, ice-skating, squash, badminton and fitness suites amongst many other activities can all be enjoyed.
There's also an athletics stadium and an up-to-date swimming complex close to the Institute. If you enjoy watching sport, Blundell Park is home to Grimsby Town Football Club and the area has a number of cricket clubs as well as access to all major sports disciplines.
The neighbouring seaside town of Cleethorpes also has a ten-pin bowling centre, multi-screen cinema and the hugely successful Pleasure Island theme park.
Grimsby Auditorium features everything from live entertainment, concerts and the Royal Shakespeare Company, with smaller venues like the Caxton Theatre and Parkway Cinema offering a range of plays, musicals and other forms of theatre and the Arts.
Both Grimsby and Cleethorpes, offer great shopping with a range of big-name retailers and boutiques. A good nightlife is also on offer with a wide selection of pubs, clubs, restaurants and takeaways.
This school offers programmes in:
- Bachelor in Business Management
- Bachelor in Business Management with Marketing
- Bachelor in Film and Television Production
- Bachelor in Games Design & Development
- MBus Strategic Business Environment
- HND Engineering
- International Foundation Year in Business