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What's the latest date I can arrive on campus? Term 1 dates explained.

We are looking forward to welcoming students onto campus for the start of Term 1 on 5 October 2020, and for new UG and PG students throughout September to take part in Welcome Week (starting 26 September).

There are some variations to this University start date depending on your course, and we also recognise that arriving on campus this year may be difficult for some students. There are three main dates/steps to joining us, these are explained below:

  • First you'll need to enrol (this is also referred to as Course Registration). You can do this online, and it can take place outside the UK, but needs to be as close to the start of term as possible. This allows you to complete module registration and to start your course in person or online. The enrolment deadlines apply to all new students (UK, EU/EEA/Swiss, and international).
  • You can find your official course start date on your offer letter (and your CAS if applicable) - this is the official date that the course commences and will be when blended face to face and online learning starts.
  • We are aware that some students will face challenges getting onto campus, so we've provided a list of latest start dates - this refers to the last day you can arrive in the UK (physical arrival) ahead of beginning your studies in person as well as online.

If you are a new international student, you can find your ‘latest start date’ on your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), so please check carefully. The latest start dates apply to all students (for instance non-EEA students, as well as those with Tier 4 visas). If you are unsure of your latest start date because you do not need a CAS, please refer to the dates below or contact our Immigration and visas team for further clarification.

This is the information for your specific course:

Course Official Course Start Date Course Registration Deadline Latest Start Date (physical arrival in
the UK)
Undergraduate courses and Student
Mobility courses 2020 (New Students)
28 September (new students only for
Welcome Week)
9 November 9 November
Undergraduate courses and Student
Mobility courses 2020 (Returning Students)
5 October 9 November 9 November
Warwick International Foundation Programme (WIFP) 28 September 9 November 23 November
Postgraduate courses
(excluding PGCE and MB ChB)
Economics courses 21 September 26 October 9 November
WBS Postgraduate Taught courses (excluding Full-Time MBA) 26 September 31 October 9 November
WBS Full-Time MBA 28 September 2 November 9 November
Chemistry Postgraduate Taught courses 28 September 2 November 9 November
WMG Postgraduate Taught courses 5 October Department to confirm 4 January 2021
CIM courses 5 October 9 November 9 November
All other Postgraduate courses 5 October 9 November 9 November

What if I can't physically get to campus for the Latest Start Date?

We would hope that most students will be able to complete online course registration (enrolment) start the course and arrive in the UK by their latest start date. New international students should aim to arrive in the UK two weeks before the Welcome Week starts on 26 September, as it is an important introduction to life at Warwick and to your academic studies. Please see our Immigration and Visas FAQs page (Question 12) for detailed guidance on self-isolation and quarantine.

Students are only permitted to arrive on campus at a later date than specified if there are clearly evidenced reasons why they cannot travel before this date. These reasons will be considered on a case by case basis. Students should contact their departments in the first instance to discuss their circumstances.