The following details Orion Pax's Admissions Procedure for students who are applying from abroad or those students who will need to return to their country of origin to change their visa status.
Before reading this section please carefully read the overseas recruitment page by clicking here
Apply: First you need to complete an application form. Once you have decided on the course that you wish to study and checked that you meet the Entry Requirements of that course, you simply complete the application form online or fill it out manually by printing a hard copy from Orion Pax website and return it to Orion Pax - together with two passport-sized photographs and copies of all or your latest educational qualifications for evaluation by the Application Review Committee. You should also send us your supporting documents. Unless specified in the course details, there is no official closing date for applications. However, you are recommended to apply early enough to reserve your place.
Receiving an Offer: Once we have received your application and supporting documents, our admissions department will review your application and provided that you meet the entry criteria of the course that you have applied for, we will give you a conditional offer by email and/or letter. You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 30 working days of us receiving your application.
Accepting the Offer: In order to accept an offer, overseas students will be required to pay part of their tuition fees, as described in their conditional offer letter. Students can pay the entirety of their tuition fees in advance. Once we receive the tuition fees, you will be issued with an Official unconditional offer letter. This document will enable you to apply for a student visa.
Refund Policy: Refund of the course will be given if a student is unable to commence a course because their visa application has been rejected. The student will receive a refund of the course fee paid minus Administration Fee (£100). Documentary evidence from the Home Office/British Embassy that the visa application has been rejected MUST be provided. There will be no refund of course fees made after the course start date, without sufficient reasons backed by clear evidence.
Accommodation: The next important stage to consider is where you are going to stay whilst studying at Orion Pax. If you would like Orion Pax to reserve your temporary accommodation early and send you a booking confirmation letter in support of your visa application, you will be required to pay a minimum deposit of £300 for single or shared room. It is usually a month's rent of the room we arrange for you. Please send this payment alongside your tuition fee payments. Please note that this money will be refunded to you (deducting 1 week's rent i.e. £75, if your visa application is unsuccessful or you inform us that you do not require accommodation two weeks before your arrival. Otherwise, this payment won't be refunded and cannot be transferred towards the tuition fee. This payment directly goes to the landlord.
Dispatch of Unconditional offer: All the visa documents pack we send are dispatched via Royal Mail's International Signed For Service. This is efficient in Europe and the USA and will usually deliver your documents to you within two weeks. However, if you are not from the above countries and would like these documents on time so that you can apply for your visa, we strongly recommend that you request us to send this pack by courier (DHL) and send us £65 per delivery along with your tuition fee. If we have not received a clear instruction from you and we feel that this document will not reach its destination in time, without sending it by courier, then we will deduct £65 from your received tuition fees and dispatch these documents by DHL. Please note that the DHL charge is non-refundable and we will not be liable if the package doesn't get delivered to you if the address you have provided is incomplete or you were not available to accept the delivery.
Final Registration: If your visa application is successful, please inform us of this as soon as possible so that we can make the necessary arrangements for your arrival in the UK. We can arrange to wait for you at any London Airports if you provide us with the details of your flight arrival. Once you have arrived in the UK you will be required to report to Orion Pax in order to complete any outstanding procedures and formalities. Be advised that you will need to pay the balance of your tuition fees before the commencement of your course. The first week will be the induction week and the first day of your course start day will be the induction day. The final timetable will usually be distributed during the induction week.
Note: If a student fails to pass the required English test for a study programme, he/she will have to join English course or short English course parallel to their main study programme. There will be additional nominal fees for this course.