South London College (SLC), a leading college in the UK, has been given a Premium License by the UK Home Office.
SLC is one of the first few colleges in the private college sector in the UK to receive premium status licence from the Home Office.
The College had first obtained its highly trusted licence in November 2010. “The Home Office had suspended its license by error a few months ago but now it has been given a Premium License, which is a matter of great satisfaction for all of us,” said Rajen Kandel, Managing Director of the College.
The South London College runs various programmes including degrees in partnership with Leeds Metropolitan University. The College has over 700 students from all over the world. In February 2014, over two dozen Nepalese students graduated in various disciplines from the College.
Located at historical buildings in Royal Borough of Greenwich, London, the College is owned by the Kandel Group, which also runs a premium international college in Nepal, The British College.
The South London College has been quite active in helping and supporting Nepali students which were affected by closure of colleges in London
“We have been campaigning against the current tight visa policy for students in the UK which has affected many existing international students and UK's reputation on overseas students market,” said Rajen Kandel. “We urge the British government to relax visa rules for international students and restore UK’s image as a premium destination for quality higher education,” he added.
There are currently 1681 colleges and universities in the UK that are licensed to bring international students. Out of them, only 153 colleges and universities are Premium Licence holders.