International Students

South West College encourages applications from international students, and seeks to provide an educational environment in which overseas applicants are treated in a friendly and welcoming manner.  Our dedicated International Office provides on-going advice and support for each student from pre-application to arrival and throughout their duration of study at the College. The College’s aim is to ensure that all international students will have an enriching educational and cultural experience during their time in Northern Ireland.

About South West College

South West College is Northern Ireland’s only Grade One – ‘Outstanding’ College and is firmly established as the country’s leading College in the role of Further and Higher Education.   The College has a key focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths courses) and prides itself on its drive to foster innovation and entrepreneurship for students of all ages. The College has a strong, long established working relationship with both the Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast and is a STEM Assured College continually praised for its work in Higher Education by the UK’s STEM Foundation. 

The College has over 18,000 enrolments annually offering over 450 courses ranging from vocational training to degree level and is the largest employer in the South West region with over 750 staff, and an annual turnover of £40 million.