Prospective International Students from January 2022 – Coronavirus & Travel Update


Under current rules, international students can travel to the UK.

All travellers to the UK must fill in a passenger locator form and submit it within 48 hours before their arrival in the country. The form will ask for passport information, travel details and the address where you will be staying in the UK. You can complete the form online via the UK government website.

From 7 January 2022 international students will no longer need to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test when travelling to England. From 9 January 2022 students will be able to take a rapid lateral flow test (not the free NHS provided lateral flow tests) instead of a PCR test on day two after arrival into England. These changes only apply to fully vaccinated travellers. Travellers will also not need to self-isolate while waiting for a test result from 7 January 2022.

On 15th December 2021, the UK scrapped its red list, meaning there are no countries from which travellers are unable to travel to the UK from. Travellers from some countries may still have to quarantine on arrival to the UK if they are not fully vaccinated, to check if you need to quarantine, visit the government page here.


Any students from outside the UK who are considering taking a course at Bath Academy (either academic or English Language Training) are still encouraged to apply for a course (depending on the latest medical update from Each application will be considered individually, however you may still apply for a course now and we will hold your place until the situation is more clear.

Despite the current uncertainty, we encourage you to still make applications for study in the UK as this will allow you to keep all your options open for later in the year. Once it becomes easier to travel again, we will be expecting many applications and will do our best to adapt to everyone’s altered schedules, adding even more flexibility to our application process.

We will always welcome students from abroad to join our Bath Academy family as we pride ourselves on our unique college community of UK & international students learning and socialising together in our great city of Bath. Please contact us for further details on 

Bath Academy is one of the only independent colleges in Bath to offer both Academic & English courses to both UK and international students.

At our college, we offer a dynamic and supporting environment in which to learn, and where every type of student, from GCSE level to adult English learners, can take an individual pathway leading them to fulfil their learning ambitions.

If you have any queries please do contact our admissions office, who will be happy to answer any of your questions. They can also arrange visits, help with registration or advise on assessment mornings. The admissions team can be reached by Email: or Tel: 01225 334577.

Here you will find a list of the courses we offer online in hybrid classes as part of our Blended Learning Programme, so you can start your studies on time and finish with us in Bath if you choose:

University Foundation Programme

If you’re interested in the University Foundation Programme but are concerned about timing and travel restrictions, contact us now to see if our Blended Learning option is right for you.





Live Online for Adults

General English
IELTS Preparation
Blended Options
One-to-one Classes


We have taken some of our English lessons online so we can bring the classroom directly to your home. We are offering face-to-face lessons with our experienced teachers (and other classmates if in a group lesson), so speaking and listening skills can be practised, just as in a classroom.

Our paperless classroom – Showbie – allows students & teachers to stay connected with essential tools for all types of English language exercises, so grammar, reading & writing skills can be worked on and improved with effective feedback & communication.


*Please note, if any student group or individual book a course and pay a deposit/fees and subsequently cannot travel due to restrictions caused by the coronavirus, we will issue a full refund or credit note for a future date when travel is possible.