Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

You can apply by completing the "International Enquiry Form" that is located under the Contact Us area of the website. You can also e-mail us at or telephone on +44 1355 229985.


Do I Need to get a Visa?

Most overseas students will require a Student Visitor Visa. Contact the British Embassy in your country to apply for your visa. Further information is available via the links under the ‘Student services’ tab of this website.


What is the study day like at the Training Centre?

The average day lasts from approx 9:00 – 15:00 with a 10 minute break in the morning and a 30 minute break for lunch.


Where will I stay when I study at EKGTA?

For 4 week courses, students are best advised to book into a hotel for the period of their stay. Some self catering accommodation may be reserved, but EKGTA should be contacted in advance to confirm availability. EKGTA will help students to find suitable rented accommodation for those studying on a 26 week program.


How do I pay for my course?

All international course fees must be paid for on or before the start date of the course. For more information refer to the Costs tab of this website. What will my expenses be when living in Scotland? The cost of living in Scotland may be higher than in your own country. We advise that Students should budget a minimum of £750 per month to cover accommodation, food, clothing and other miscellaneous expenses.


What should I bring?

Students should bring their passport ( including relevant visa approval ) and the support letter provided by EKGTA. You should also bring a letter of support from your sponsor company if applicable. £200 in cash should be brought for incidental expenses as well as contact details for EKGTA and your accommodation.
Scotland can be a cold country so students should bring warm clothing with them ( it may be cheaper to buy in your home country than in Scotland ). A bilingual dictionary can also be very helpful.


What happens when I arrive at the airport?

A representative of EKGTA will meet you at the airport and assist in the transfer to your accommodation. We will assist with your transport to our Centre on the first day of study and help identify public transport links if required. A full induction program is delivered to students on their first day of arrival.



Trainees are responsible for any costs incurred for transporting/handling of baggage. Excess baggage costs charged by an airline are very expensive, up to £15 per Kilogram, and should be considered as part of your travel plans.

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