UCR - University Centre Reaseheath
University Centre Reaseheath

International Students

Why UCR?

University Centre Reaseheath is proud to welcome international students to its campus in the heart of England. 

Working in partnership with the University of Chester, University Centre Reaseheath offers a wide choice of degree courses which will equip you with the skills you need to grow, progress, and become the specialist you have always aspired to be. 

We know that there is a lot to think about when choosing a university, especially when it involves moving abroad, but we hope that the following information will help as you consider studying as an international student at UCR.

Campus and facilities at UCR

In the heart of rural Cheshire

Our University Centre, based in Nantwich, Cheshire, has excellent transport links to all major cities in the UK; including Manchester with their famous football team, and Liverpool, home to one of the largest and oldest Chinese communities in Europe, Liverpool FC, and The Beatles. You will be well placed to discover all that England has to offer while you study with us. Both Manchester and Liverpool have international airports less than an hour away, too.

Your home from home at UCR

Our supportive community of students and staff will offer you a sense of belonging from the day you arrive on campus. We are sure that you will feel at home in no time at Reaseheath. Our Halls of Residence are all on-site, with en-suite rooms and a choice of catered and self-catered options. As a residential student, you will be living amongst 330 hectares of farms, parklands, lake and woodland, with excellent sport and catering facilities.  

Leading edge facilities and equipment

Our campus also continues to benefit from a multimillion-pound investment, with leading edge teaching facilities and resources. We have a national reputation as a successful provider of agricultural education, as well as our own fully licensed zoo, international standard equestrian facility, a design studio specifically for landscape architecture students, and one of the best equipped food processing practical facilities in Europe.  Take a 360 tour of our campus below:

Julianna Riddle

BSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare

“UCR provides a unique and exciting university experience for international students studying abroad and I would absolutely recommend looking into it.”

How to Apply

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To study at Reaseheath, you will need to meet the entry requirements of your chosen course. These can be found on the course page. If you are unsure if you meet the requirements, please contact us at ucr@reaseheath.ac.uk.

You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.

Any applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language to be eligible to study an undergraduate course at UCR. The following English Language qualifications are currently accepted by UCR:

  • Secure English Language Tests (SELT)
  • Qualification: IELTS for UKVI Academic
  • Qualification Level: 6.0 (Min. 5.5 in each sub-skill)


Qualification level 


(TOEFL at home not accepted) 

Overall score: 79 

Min sub skill: 

Listening: 17 

Reading: 18 

Speaking: 20 

Writing: 17 

International Baccalaureate (A or B Higher) 

Grade 4 

International Baccalaureate (B Standard) 

Grade 5 

GCSE/IGCSE English Language 

Grade C or above 


Grade 4 


If you hold an alternative English Language qualification, please contact the admissions team to discuss the suitability of this qualification at ucradmissions@reaseheath.ac.uk.

Applicants from majority English speaking countries listed below will normally not need to provide any further evidence of English language proficiency:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States of America

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Just like UK students, you will need to apply online through UCAS.

International student Kalliopi Angelakopoulos

International student Kalliopi on her experience at UCR.

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After you apply

Once you have applied, the admissions team will review your application and assess if you meet the entry requirements for the course.

We may contact you and ask for further information and we will also invite you for an online interview. We will keep you up to date with the status of your application by email.

If we accept your application, we will either make you an unconditional or a conditional offer. An unconditional offer means you have been accepted without needing to meet any further requirements and your place is confirmed. A conditional offer means there are requirements that you need to meet to get your place confirmed. You will be sent an offer letter which has a lot of information in to help you and contact details of people to contact if you have any questions.

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Preparing for your arrival

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It is likely that you will need to obtain a student visa to study at UCR. An important document required to apply for your visa is your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). To receive your CAS, you will need to pay a deposit of £3,500.

Please note a CAS can only be issued a maximum of six months before your course start date. For September 2022 entry, the earliest date that we will issue you a CAS is March 2022.

A CAS includes information about you, on the course you have been accepted onto, costs of your first-year tuition and details of the documents we used to confirm your place. It also has a CAS number which is unique to you, and it is this number you will use when you submit your visa application.

We will ask you to check the information to be submitted on your CAS before we submit it as you will need to check the information is correct and ensure this matches the information you provide on your visa application. If there is anything that is incorrect or you do not understand then you should contact us straight away at ucradmissions@reaseheath.ac.uk.

You will need to apply for accommodation before you arrive in the UK. We will send you details of how to do this by email after you have received an offer.

We will let you know the date that you need to arrive by. You will need to make arrangements to travel to the UK and get to Reaseheath by this date.

When you first arrive in the UK you will need to go through Immigration controls. More information about entering the UK can be found on the government website.

On your first day at UCR you will need to bring your passport and visa so we can make a copy for our reference.

Preparation Checklist

Before arriving in the UK, you must ensure you have the correct documents and keep them with you. These include:

  • Valid passport with the correct entry clearance should you require it,
  • Travel tickets
  • Any health documents required
  • Originals (or certified copies) of your qualifications
  • Your letter of acceptance from the college/university
  • You may also be required by immigration to show that you have paid your fees
  • You should carry enough money (pound Sterling) to cover any expenses that you may have when you arrive
  • It is important to keep a copy of the college/university’s contact details to hand should you need them

Student support

Student Services and the Student Wellbeing team provide support for all international students throughout their study at Reaseheath. 

The UCR Admissions team are also on hand to provide advice and guidance regarding your choice of course and application. 

If you have any questions, or require any further information, please fill out our contact form or telephone 01270 613 284

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Nelson V Christian

Foundation Degree in Bakery and Patisserie Technology

“University life has been great. I like being part of a diverse student body and I’ve made many new friends. The campus is pleasant, friendly and safe”.

Find the course for you

We offer a range of degree programmes in a variety of subject areas which provide you with the opportunity to study a range of additional industry recognised qualifications, to help you achieve above and beyond what you ever thought possible in your career.