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Information and Guidelines for International Students


International students at the University of Warwick have the same rights and responsibilities as all other students at the university. However, there are some additional requirements that many international students must adhere to, and we also recognise that some international students may benefit from further information and support to help them during their time at Warwick. These pages provide information and guidance on these requirements, as well as other areas of support that may be useful for international students.

Student Opportunity

The University provides comprehensive support and advice to international students pre-arrival and during their time at Warwick, and also has extensive links with education providers around the world. Staff in the Student Opportunity team can provide advice and guidance on the following areas:

Overseas Qualification and UK Equivalent Scores
English Language Requirements for Admission to Study at the University of Warwick
Scholarships, Fees and funding for International Students
The Warwick International Foundation Programme
Welcome to Warwick Programme
Study Abroad options
Visa advice including information on immigration responsibilities

Additional support and information is also available on the World at Warwick portal.

Immigration Advice and Visas

The above webpage provides vital and useful information for International Students on the following areas, including information on application processes, time limits, finances, interviews, and visa rejections and refusals;

In addition, Regulation 36 ( Regulations Governing Student Registration, Attendance and Progress) also contains important information for international students in relation to immigration requirements and requirements for registration and study at the university.

Attendance Monitoring

As a Tier 4 student sponsored by the University of Warwick, it is important that you are adhere to the conditions of your visa. It is important that you are engaging with the studies for which your visa was granted. One of the University’s responsibilities as a Tier 4 sponsor is to monitor your attendance to ensure you are engaging with your studies and are progressing as expected. If your course includes a work placement or a period of study abroad and your Tier 4 visa covers this period of time, you will continue to be monitored during this time. The University has a responsibility to report to the Home Office (UK Visas & Immigration) if we stop sponsoring you because you have been required to withdraw from your course following poor attendance. Attendance monitoring is done by ensuring that all students meet clearly defined monitoring points throughout each term and year of their study. Monitoring points are set by each individual department and are designed to fit with the required activity, attendance and structure of your individual course of study. Your Department should provide further information about monitoring points in their Departmental or Course Handbook.

Police Registration

Some (non-EEA) nationals are required to register with the police. If you have to do this it will be written or stamped on the Entry Clearance ("visa") sticker in your passport or on your identity card. Failure to register with the police is a criminal offence. If you are unsure whether you should register, please contact the Immigration and Compliance team. Further information about Police Registration can be found online here.