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Australasia : Samoa

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The University of Warwick is pleased to welcome over 35 students from Australasia each year, studying from foundation programme to our research degrees. All the information you need on making your application to Warwick can be found below. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.


Entry Requirements
A summary of the Entry Requirements can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact us.


Warwick IFP: High school qualification considered for entry.

UndergraduateLink opens in a new window: Warwick IFP required. Alternatively one year's successful bachelor degree level study at a recognised institution of university standing (e.g. University of the South Pacific) with 'A'/high GPA grades, with particularly high scores in degree relevant subjects. Alternatively see entrance requirements for the IB, APsLink opens in a new window, FranceLink opens in a new window, New ZealandLink opens in a new window, or AustraliaLink opens in a new window if studying at a school with an international curriculum. USP Foundation Programme not typically accepted for admission to undergraduate programmes.

PostgraduateLink opens in a new window: Typically a minimum of 80 (A) from a degree programme from the University of the South Pacific. Candidates with a strong B score (70 - 80) may also be considered. Alternatively, we would require a master's degree from a recognised university. See entrance requirements for New ZealandLink opens in a new window or AustraliaLink opens in a new window if studies completed in these countries.


English Requirements

You need to demonstrate a required level of English language proficiency to meet the entry requirements for Warwick. Please see more here.Link opens in a new window


Visa Information for Samoa
For information on applying for a visa under the student route for courses over 6 months in duration, click to expand. The Immigration Service is here to help and support you during your application and studies at Warwick.


Immigration summary for nationals of Samoa and Western Samoa
The immigration summary below is for nationals of Samoa and Western Samoa applying from their home country. If you are a national of another country but living in Samoa and Western Samoa, please contact your local visa application centre for further advice or refer to the UK Visa and Immigration website. The information provided should be used as guidance only. It has been taken from the UK Visas and Immigration website, which should be referred to in all immigration matters.

Please note from 31 July 2015, individuals applying from Samoa for UK entry clearance of more than 6 months duration will no longer receive a visa vignette (sticker) inside their passport. Successful visa applicants will instead be issued with an official Home Office decision letter and their passport endorsed with a single-entry travel visa valid for 30 days which should be used to enter the UK. After arriving in the UK individuals will be required to collect a biometric residence card which features the full length of your visa.

When completing the Tier 4 (General) Student online application, you will be asked to provide an approximate date of travel and the postal code for the address where you will stay once in the UK. Your CAS will contain information as to how to use the ACL code to have your BRP card delivered to the University of Warwick (if you do not use the code, your BRP card will be delivered to a designated Post Office nearest to the post code provided). Your 30-day travel visa will be valid 7 days before the 'expected date of travel' you put on your visa application form, and you can arrive in the UK up to 1 month prior to your course start date. The Home Office decision letter will provide information on the full length of your visa, and details of where to collect the residence permit. You should carry this letter in hand luggage when you travel to the UK.

You can find more information about how to prepare for a Tier 4 visa application, including how to complete the online application form, what documents to prepare, and what documents to submit here: www.warwick.ac.uk/immigration/tier4

Is a visa required?

If you want to study in the UK, you must obtain a Tier 4 visa under the points-based system before you travel here.

Am I eligible for the ‘Tier 4 Pilot’ Scheme?

If you will be studying a Master's degree which is less than 13 months in length, once you accept an unconditional offer, your CAS should confirm if you are eligible for the 'Tier 4 Pilot' Scheme which means a much easier visa application process and a longer visa. Please visit www.warwick.ac.uk/immigration/tier4/applying/t4pilot for more information.

Is a Tuberculosis (TB) certificate required?

No, not required.

Am I considered a ‘low risk’ national by the UK Home Office?

No, you are not considered a 'low risk' national by the Home Office UKVI and so you should submit full documentation in support of a Tier 4 visa application (unless you are eligible for 'Tier 4 Pilot Scheme'- see separate section).

Will I need to have a credibility interview?

You may be asked to attend a short interview or take part in a telephone interview which will focus on your reasons for coming to the UK; this is known as a credibility interview. If asked to attend an interview you will be offered the first available interview date. The interview is usually conducted at the Visa Application Centre via Skype with an officer in the UK. A report of the interview will be sent to the visa officer who will consider it alongside your visa application and supporting documents.

Are you applying with dependants?

If you are considering bringing your family to Warwick, you should read this guidance www.warwick.ac.uk/immigration/dependants/

Further Guidance

If you require further guidance or information, including advice on what to do if your visa is refused, please see www.warwick.ac.uk/immigration


Visits to your country

The University of Warwick visits Australasia each year. Future visits will be advertised hereLink opens in a new window when available.


Scholarships
We offer a range of scholarships for EU and International applicants. You can find a further information on those on our Scholarships website. All fees for Home/EU and International students are listed here You can also find information on living costs here.

Student Community

We have over 300 clubs and societies for you to get involved with and meet other students from your country and across the world. Societies include Academic, Activities & Games, Campaigning, Cultural, Film & Media, Food & Drink, Halls, Music, Performance, Religious & Belief and Welfare, Charity & Action. You can find the full list of clubs and societies here.Link opens in a new window


Applying to Warwick

The University of Warwick does not have official representation in Samoa. You may find the Education UK global websiteLink opens in a new window useful for information on studying in the UK.

Apply for Undergraduate DegreesLink opens in a new window via UCAS or apply Direct for our International FoundationLink opens in a new window or Postgraduate DegreesLink opens in a new window.


Arriving at Warwick

For guidance on arriving at the University of Warwick, including information on Airport transfers, please view our Welcome to Warwick pages.


Contact the Australasia Team

Questions about studying with us? Amarjeet Mutneja and Vici Andrews are your dedicated contacts for Samoa. They are happy to answer any queries or questions you may have. You can contact them on the information below, or feel free to join us on an upcoming Live Chat.

Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 8300 or Email: Australasia@warwick.ac.uk

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