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Section 2: How to complete the course registration (enrol online)

If your course starts on or before 4 October 2021 and you have accepted an unconditional offer, you should have now received an email inviting you to complete course registration, which is part of enrolment.

If you have already received your visa, please go ahead and enrol - you will be required to upload a copy of your passport and visa.Link opens in a new window

(Only for PHD students who have been allowed to start remotely) If you have not yet applied for a visa, or, have not yet received your visa, you may still complete course registration. Please refer to our webpage advising how to select your visa type during course registration.Link opens in a new window

Section 3: Where is my CAS, who will send it to me and when?

If you are an offer holder and are starting a new course, your CAS will be issued by your Admissions service.

Student Immigration cannot expedite any CAS request unless you are already in the UK and your current UK visa is expiring imminently.

Your Admissions Team will only issue a CAS once you have:

  • met your offer conditions
  • received an email inviting you to check your personal details for a CAS
  • submitted an online CAS request confirming the details in your CAS Template

Not sure how to complete the 'intended date to travel to the UK' field on your CAS request form? See section 8 below.

Have more questions or worried that you haven't received your CAS? See our CAS FAQ webpageLink opens in a new window.


Any other queries relating to your CAS should be made to your Admissions Team:
Warwick | Study | Admissions | Undergraduate | FAQsLink opens in a new window

Warwick | Study | Admissions | Postgraduate | FAQsLink opens in a new window

Warwick | Student Immigration | Visa Portal | Student Visas | CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies)Link opens in a new window

Section 4: BRP card collection on arrival in the UK (non-EU students only)

Please note: if you are required to self-isolate for 10 days on arriving in the UK, you should make arrangements to collect your BRP card AFTER you have completed the self-isolation. You do not need to worry about the requirement of collecting within 10 working days of arriving in the UK.

If you have used the 'ACL code' when applying for your Student visa, your BRP will be sent to the University. When your BRP card arrives and BRP collection appointments are open, you will receive an email to invite you to book an appointment to collect it.

If you are in a position to collect your BRP, you will need to book an appointment via the Welcome timetable. If you will collect your BRP after 5 October 2021, you will need to book an appointment via MyAdvantage.

Don't worry, our email will provide you with detailed information regarding when and how to book an appointment to collect it.

If you have not used the 'ACL code' then you are expected to collect your BRP from the post office. You will then need to upload a copy of that via the Enrolment Dashboard.

More information can be found on our BRP webpageLink opens in a new window.

Section 5: What is the deadline to enrol on the course and arrive in the UK?

You can find this information on the University's central Arrival's webpageLink opens in a new window.

Section 6: When should I apply for my Student visa?

Our Admissions team are working hard to process CAS requests, and it can take up to 10 working days to issue your CAS from the time you confirm the details of the DRAFT CAS.

If you are applying for a visa from overseas then you can make an application as soon as you get a CAS or the earlierst would be 6 months before the course start date on your CAS (do not apply before 6 months of the start date).

We would recommend that you apply for your Student visa in good time once you have received your CAS, to ensure you arrive in the UK by the 'latest start date' as stated on your CAS/Offer Letter.

Section 7: What documents do I need to have to apply for a Student visa?

Please refer to our detailed guidance provided on the links below.

You can also download a ‘document checklist’ and ‘application form guidance’ which outline detailed document requirements and provide screen-by-screen help text on how to complete your visa application form:

Warwick | Student Immigration | Visa Portal | Student Visas | Applying for your student visa outside of the UKLink opens in a new window

Warwick | Student Immigration | Visa Portal | Student Visas | Applying for your student visa in the UKLink opens in a new window

Section 8: I have received my visa but it is valid for 90 days only

If your course is longer than 6 months, then the UKVI will issue a 90-day vignette (a visa sticker on your passport) and a 'decision letter' which tells you the whole length of your visa and when/where to collect your BRP (Biometric Residence Permit).

If the 'decision letter' does not tell you where to collect your BRP, you will need to check your visa application form to see which address you have provided and whether you have entered the ACL BRP code.

Therefore, there is nothing to worry - your 90-day visa is purely for you to travel to the UK during this period.

You should, however, check your 90-day visa, the decision letter and your BRP card (when you receive it) carefully to ensure it doesn't contain any errors - more information can be found on our website - checking for errorsLink opens in a new window.

Section 9: I am now making plans to travel to the UK

Great! Please visit our Travel and Entering the UKLink opens in a new window webpage for more detailed guidance on what you need to do before and immediately after travelling to the UK.

You may wish to arrive 2 weeks before your course start date, or the start of Welcome Week, for self-isolation, if required.

Section 10: How do I register with the police within 7 days of arrival when I haven't got my BRP card?

You will need to complete the online part of the police registration within 7 days of arriving in the UK.

If you have not got your BRP card yet, you can enter the visa number from your 90-day travel visa (this is the number on the top right corner of your visa) when completing the online form. If you need to self-isolate, both Warwickshire Police and West Midlands Police have confirmed that you have 14 days to complete the online part of the police registration (although we still recommend that you do so in 7 days if you are able, to future proof your immigration status).

You can then book your in-person appointment on a date which is after your 7 day self-isolation. You must bring your BRP with you when you attend the appointment (amongst other mandatory documents).

You can find comprehensive information on our Police Registration websiteLink opens in a new window.

Section 11: Will I be eligible for the new Graduate Route work visa when I complete my course?

If you are coming to the University of Warwick to study a full time undergraduate degree, postgraduate degree or PGCE with a Student visa, you intend to study at least 12 months in the UK (short holiday and delayed arrival within your 'latest start date' are permitted), then it is most likely that you will be eligible for the Graduate Route visa when you successfully complete your course.

If you are coming to study a Foundation course, an English language course, a part time or distance learning course, or a Certificate / Diploma / Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma course, then you will not be eligible.

Warwick | Student Immigration | Visa Portal | Graduate RouteLink opens in a new window

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