CATS College London

Founded in 1952, CATS College is one of Britain's longest established and most distinguished independent education providers. For nearly 60 years they have helped thousands of students achieve their ambitions and progress to some of world's most prestigious universities.

CATS College London

Following many years of success in Cambridge and Canterbury, London is now poised to offer an unrivalled experience of British life and education for students across the world.

London is perhaps the most exciting city in the world to be a student and we ensure that our students have the opportunity to benefit from all that London offers. We are also careful to ensure that this is an environment that is carefully managed, safe and friendly.

The brand new teaching campus located in the heart of Bloomsbury, offers the highest specification learning environment, housed in beautiful Georgian buildings, full of character and period features yet a modern interior that reflects the outlook of our College and of our forward looking, ambitious students.

Spanning three buildings and five floors, our large, airy campus is designed to offer a stimulating environment, first-class facilities and an atmosphere that is ideal for study.

Our facilities include:

  • Over 40 classrooms, including seminar, tutorial and lecture rooms, each fitted with the latest interactive whiteboards
  • textiles, 3D Design, Photography dark rooms and Graphics suite
  • a range of private study, supervised study, relaxation and socialising areas
  • 4 well-equipped science laboratories and 2 prep labs
  • a new Digital Library, book library and quiet study area. WiFi is available throughout.
  • a canteen and cafeteria providing healthy, student-driven, hot and cold menus three times a day, every day
  • a cinema area for relaxation and socialising

At CATS College London you can study following academic programmes:

Not sure which programme is right for you?

CATS College London

Not sure which programme is right for you?

Are you sure about what you want to study at the university? » A level
Are you not entirely sure what you want to study at the university? » International Baccalaureate (IB)
Are you an exellent student willing to progress to one of the best universities in the world, just like Cambridge or Oxford? » Cambridge Pre-U / IB
Are you an exellent student with broad rage of subjects that interests you? » IB
Do you want to achieve world-recognized qualification and be able to progress to a university outside the UK? » IB / A level
Are you from abroad and looking for a quick 1 year route to a university in the UK? » University Foundation
Do you want to study Medicine, Veterinary Science or Dentistry? » Medics Programme
Do you not fulfill the academic criteria to join one of the previous programmes? » Pre: Programme
Are you too young to join A level, Cambridge Pre-U, IB or University Foundation programme? » Pre: Programme
Do you need to improve your English before you join one of the previous programmes? » Academic English
Do you want to experience the English education and the atmosphere at the college for 1 or 2 terms? » Study Abroad

At CATS College London you can study following academic programmes:

Cambridge Pre-U you can study at CATS Cambridge

International Baccalaureate you can study at CATS Canterbury

CATS College London


No other Central London college can match the college accommodation arrangements.

They know how important it is for our students to have safe, secure and comfortable accommodation, which is why we offer the highest level of quality and security possible.

Residential accommodation

All college residential accommodation is of the highest specification and is:

  • managed by us
  • situated within a secure block with no unauthorised access
  • offered with 24hr residential supervisors for under 18s
  • located within two underground stops of College, less than a 15 minute journey
  • offered as fully furnished, single en-suite (bathroom facilities) rooms
  • fully chaperoned between College and Accommodation.


Homestay accommodation is also available for all students who wish to live with a local family, gaining a real insight into.

  • Fully furnished home-from-home
  • Living with a local family
  • Safe and secure
  • Comfortable, clean homes, regularly inspected
  • Welcoming and supportive host families
  • Single rooms
  • Private bedroom
  • Breakfast and evening meal (hot lunch taken at College)
  • Access to a telephone and internet (on request).

Independent Accommodation

College will provide every assistance to over 18 year old students who wish to source independent accommodation and have a recommended list of providers.

CATS College London

Tuition Fees

Includes English for Academic Purposes. Student must reach IELTS 7.5 to qualify for fees excluding English

Tuition Fees Age Minimum
language level
annual price *
Three terms Termly payment
Pre: Programme 15+ 4.0+ £23,810 £24,675 £8,225
A level (5 and 6 terms) 16+ 5.0+ £23,810 £24,675 £8,225
Fast track A level (3 subj) 17+ 5.5+ £29,280 £30,345 £10,115
Fast track A level (2 subj) £23,810 £24,675 £8,225
Fast track A level (1 subj) £15,720 £16,290 £5,430
University Foundation 17+ 5.0+ £23,810 £24,675 £8,225
Study Abroad (up to 2 terms) 16+ 4.0+ n/a n/a £8,225
Academic English termly 15+ 3.5+ £14,980 £15,525 £5,175
Academic English weekly 15+ 3.5+ £775 per week
Art & Design Pre-Foundation 16+ 5.0+ £23,810 £24,675 £8,225

* To take advantage of the lowest possible fees you should pay annually in advance to receive this discounted price.
All courses are subject to £100 registration fee and £2,400 refundable deposit.

The price includes:

  • Tuition fees
  • Information materials and pre-arrival package
  • Cambridge Study assistance before entering the programme
  • Regular messages sent to parents about student's development during the course
  • Leisure activities

The price does not include:

  • Accommodation and food
  • Administration fees and refundable deposit
  • Fees related to visa application
  • Return plain ticket and transport from the airport
  • Pocket money
  • Teaching aids and sports equipment

Accommodation Fees

Accommodation Type Discounted
annual price *
Three term Termly
Homestay Single £9,650 £10,000 £3,335
Homestay Shared £8,200 £8,500 £2,835
Shared, en-suite, catered £13,500 £14,000 £4,665
Single, en-suite, self-catered ** £10,600 £11,000 £3,665

* To take advantage of the lowest possible fees you should pay annually in advance to receive this discounted price.
** Over 18 only. Please note a limited number of shared rooms are available.
The catered accommodation fee includes breakfast, lunch and an evening meal on weekdays and brunch and supper at the weekend during term time. Day students or selfcatered students will need to purchase any meals required.

All students studying at CATS succeed thanks to the unique study support programme that college provides and includes:

  • Individual Learning plans: tailored specifically for you, targets are set and achievements measured to ensure you achieve your goals and reach your potential.
  • Free and unlimited supplementary tuition: if you work hard, we will provide as much supplementary tuition as you may need – absolutely free.
  • Weekly assessment and monitoring: a key to your success, these enable you to check your learning, revisit areas of weakness and be completely comfortable under exam situations.
  • Carefully balanced teaching methods: you will benefit from a variety of carefully chosen teaching methods that match your preferred learning style and prepare you for university.
  • Study skills support: our Cambridge centre offers a fully integrated programme of language support, memory enhancement, mind mapping, speed reading and brain training. With our support, reading speed, recall and memory can be increased by 40% and creative thinking by 200%.
  • Daily meetings with your Personal Tutor: for regular support and guidance.
  • Extensive support network: extending beyond the academic, our network of support and extra-curricular activities build independent, mature and caring individuals.
  • Fully integrated Higher Education advice.

CATS College London

Application process

Thank you for your interest in our courses.

Our application process is designed to give you all the support you need to study in the UK - from visas through to travel arrangements. We are happy to talk to you at any time: simply use our message box on our contacts page or email us on

Step 1

Obtain your application form - This is the first stage of your journey to a UK University or your future career!
Provide evidence of English language ability passing one of the tests such as IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson.

Step 2

Assessment and Offer - If you have provided us with all the information we need during Step 1, and your documents meet all of required criteria, you may receive an offer of a place within 7 days. You will need to pay your deposit at this stage to confirm your place on the course.

Step 3

Acceptance and deposit - Once you have been offered a place we will need to receive a formal acceptance from you.
You will need to pay your deposit and administration fee at this stage at which point we will reserve your place on the course. The size of the deposit varies according to the centre you are joining.

Step 4 (optional)

Visa process – In cooperation with our partners, who welcome over one thousand international students every year, we will help and support you at every stage of the process to make sure your application is successful.

Occasionally, a visa application is turned down. If this happens your deposit will be repaid to you in full and we will advise you of your options.

Step 5

Planning your study - By this stage we already have a good idea of your aims and aspirations. We will discuss these in more detail and make sure that your subject choices and study options are right for your success.

Step 6

Pre-arrival information - We are happy to welcome you in person at the airport – simply let us know that you would like a transfer and we will make the arrangements.
Final payment - Depending on whether you have chosen to pay your fees termly, annually or annually in advance, you will be invoiced at the appropriate time for the relevant payment. As always, we are on hand to answer any questions or concerns.

Step 7

Arriving at College - If you have any questions, contact us now

CATS College London

About London

In the city you can find a mix of tradition and cosmopolitan, of ancient and modern. There is so much to do and see here. There are almost too many attractions to list – this is London! Come and see for yourself.

Park and leisure

There are eight Royal parks in London, including one in Greenwich, covering 5,000 acres of the capital. Kensington Gardens is popular with city workers and is home to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground. St James's Park, the largest of the Royal parks, has a lake full of geese and pelicans and has provided the back drop for many films including Die Another Day, Match Point and 101 Dalmations. Hyde Park in particular is popular for sports and sometimes hosts open-air concerts.


London is home to some of the most impressive museum and art collections in the world. You can visit the British Museum, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, National Maritime Museum, National Gallery or Tate Modern, just to name a few. Admission to all mentioned museums is free.

You should definitely visit also Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, St. Paul's Cathedral, Nelson's column and Shakespeare's Globe. They are all within easy reach from one to another...

The entertainment district of the city has its focus around Leicester Square, where London and world film premieres are held, and Piccadilly Circus, with its giant electronic advertisements. London's theatre district is here, as are many cinemas, bars, clubs and restaurants, including the city's Chinatown in Soho.

The United Kingdom's Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Royal Opera and English National Opera are based in London and perform at the Royal Opera House. The Royal Albert Hall is one of the UK's most treasured and distinctive buildings, recognisable the world over, where the world's leading artists from every kind of performance genre have appeared on its stage.


In the area around Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus you will find all popular high street fashion shops. World- famouse department stores, Harrods and Harvey Nichols, including designer boutiques are located in Knightsbridge.

London is home to designers Vivienne Westwood, Galliano, Stella McCartney, Manolo Blahnik, and Jimmy Choo among others; its renowned art and fashion schools make it an international centre of fashion alongside Paris, Milan and New York.

For something a little more unusual, take a trip one of the 70 markets in the capital, such as Greenwich, Camden or Portobello Road Market. These are a great shopping experience and offer lots of atmosphere and stalls selling anything from antiques, to clothes - vintage and new, crafts, accessories and furnishings.


London offers a great variety of cuisine as a result of its ethnically diverse population. Islington's 1 mile (1.6 km) long Upper Street, extending northwards from the Angel, has more bars and restaurants than any other street in the UK

Quick facts

  • is the biggest city in Britain and in Europe
  • is made up of two ancient cities, the City of London and the City of Westminster, which are now joined together
  • has a population of 7,75 million
  • about 12.5 % of Britain's population live in London
  • the tallest building in London is the Canary Wharf Tower
  • was the first city in the world to have an underground railway, known as the'Tube'
  • there are over 100 theatres in London, including 50 in the West End
  • Greater London has over 600 square miles of roads, with over 50 High Streets
  • traffic in Central London moves at the same average speed as it did in 1911
  • has over 11,000 restaurants, cafés and takeways
  • over 25 million people visited London last year
  • There are more languages spoken in London than in any other city in the world

Top 5 things to do in London

  • Visit Buckingham Palace
  • Go on the London Eye
  • Go shopping!
  • Visit the Tate Modern
  • Take a bus tour of the city
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