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.
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.
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;
- Tier 4 Student Visas; including refusals and rejections
- Changes to your circumstances
- Your immigrations responsibilities as a Tier 4 visa holder sponsored by Warwick
- Study Abroad
- Visas for Travelling
- Lost passports and visas
- Visitor Visas
- Working in the UK including the Tier 4 Doctorate Extension Scheme and their Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Scheme
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.
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.
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.