Becoming a Chartered Banker - internationally

As we work with similar institutions all over the world to build a network of qualified Chartered Bankers, we encourage overseas students to discuss their requirements with their local banking institute in the first instance. 
We do, however, welcome applications to our programmes from outside the UK. 
You may also be interested in some of the programmes offered by our partner universities which also lead to Chartered Banker status.

Click below for some other useful information and frequently asked questions to help you consider your study with us.

International FAQs

  • What entry requirements do you have for international students?

    The minimum entry qualification to our Chartered Banker Diploma programme for overseas candidates is a post school qualification.

  • English is not my first language, can I still study with you?

    Absolutely! However, as our programmes and assessments are in English, it helps to have a good standard of English before studying with us. You should send evidence of one of the following with your application:

    • IELTS: minimum grade 6-6.5
    • TOEFL: minimum 550 paper-based / 213 computer-based 
    • GCSE: Minimum grade C 
    • Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English: minimum grade C. 
    • Cambridge English Scale: Advanced & Proficiency - a score of 176 with no less than 162 in each component. 
    • Evidence of having sat previous examinations in English will also be acceptable.
  • Does evidence of my qualifications need to be verified before I apply?

    Yes. It is advisable that when you apply to study with us that you have all the relevant documentation scanned and ready to attach to your application. Documentation evidencing our minimum entry qualifications should be certified by a member of staff at your local British Council office.

  • Are there international exam centres?

    Yes. We work with the British Council to offer our examinations around the world.  Through working some of our international partners there may also be additional arrangements in place. If you require more information our team of experienced learning advisers will be delighted to advise you of the centre closest to you. Contact the team here or look at where, and who, we are working with in your region
  • Are there set exam dates for international students?

    Examination dates are flexible, subject to agreement with our local partners or the local British Council examination centre. In order that the necessary administrative arrangements can be made, the Institute requires a minimum of five weeks' notice for overseas examinations. 

  • Are there any special rules applying to international students?

    When you commence your studies with us you will become a student member. As such, like all members, you must agree to abide by our Code of Conduct and our Qualification Rules and Regulations.

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