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Guidance Notes

Country of Permanent Residence
Please provide us with your current country of permanent residence. Your permanent residence is defined as a fixed location which classes as your main address.


Fee Status

Each application submitted to the University undergoes an initial fee assessment. Once an application has been submitted, we are able to provide further guidance on your individual circumstances following the appropriate submission of relevant information. The basis on which Universities make decisions on fees classification is The Education (Fees and Awards) (England) Regulations 2007. We also follow the guidance contained in the UKCISA manual which is authorised to provide immigration advice and services by the Immigration Services Commissioner.

For information on the eligibility for Home Fees status, criteria required, and further information on fees, funding and student support please visit the UKCISA website at www.ukcisa.org.uk

Educational History

It is important that you provide us with full details of your educational history. This includes details of all schools, colleges, universities you have previously attended or are currently attending.

Qualification History

Please provide all academic and professional/training qualifications you have achieved to this point, including any qualifications that are currently in progress. Please ensure that you list the qualification type, subject and grade, awarding institution, and the date of award.

References

As part of the admissions process, you will be required to provide references in support of your application. At the Centre for Lifelong Learning, we consider three types of reference: academic, professional and personal.

Academic References

An academic reference is provided by someone who has taught you in a formal academic setting, for example, a school or college. The reference will not be permitted if it is from someone you know who is an academic but has not actually taught you in a formal, academic setting.

Academic references will need to be written on an institution’s letter-headed paper and be hand-signed. The only exception to this will be reference letters that are sent directly from an official institutional email address (i.e., ac.uk, .sch.uk etc.). Any academic references sent from unofficial email addresses (i.e., Gmail, Hotmail etc.) are required to be presented on letter-headed paper with a hand-written signature.

When providing an academic reference, we will require one reference from you.

We can only accept academic references if you have been in education within the last two years.

Academic references must be a maximum of two years old.

Professional References

A professional reference is provided by someone who has either employed you or line managed you (including casual and voluntary work) and can write about how you have performed in a professional/workplace environment. References provided by work colleagues will only be considered as character references.

Professional references are required to be written on the company’s letter-headed paper and included a hand-written signature. The only exception to this will be reference letters that are sent directly from the official company email address and include an email signature of the employer or your line manager. Any professional references sent from unofficial email addresses (i.e., Gmail, Hotmail etc.) are required to be presented on letter-headed paper with a hand-written signature.

When providing a professional reference, we will require two references from you.

We can only accept professional references if you have been in work within the last two years.

Professional references must be a maximum of two years old.

Character References

A character reference is provided by someone who knows you well and can write about your personality, ambitions and achievements. A character reference cannot be provided by a family member. Colleagues and friends class as acceptable character references. We do not require character references to be letter-headed or hand-signed, and electronic references can be sent from personal email addresses (i.e., Gmail, Hotmail etc.).

When providing a character reference, we will require two references from you.
Character referees must have known you at least three years.

Character references must be a maximum of two years old.

Application Assessment Fee

We aim to provide applicants with a decision as soon as possible after their application. We, therefore, begin processing applications immediately upon receipt of the application assessment fee (where applicable). For this reason, the application assessment fee is non-refundable.

For more information about applying for Postgraduate courses at Warwick please visit the Postgraduate admissions webpages