Frequently asked questions
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Any academic engagement, whether award-bearing or not, with the University.
Re-submitting assessed coursework
Attending a viva
Undertaking a short course
Visiting the University as part of a distance learning course
Any other activity that is not listed but is deemed as study by the immigration rules - contact us for further guidance
Automatic Right to Study:
If you hold one of the following passports, and it is valid and in date, then you automatically hold the Right to Study in the UK at the University of Warwick:
- A valid UK passport that states you are a British Citizen
- A valid Irish passport that states you are an Irish Citizen
- An EEA/EU/Swiss Passport, up until 31/Dec/2020.
- Please see the University's Brexit Guidance for more details.
You will need to provide a copy of this as part of the admissions process.
If you cease to be a British or Irish Citizen whilst you are enrolled at the University, you will become subject to a Right to Study Check as below.
If you are not a British or Irish Citizen or you are an EEA/EU/Swiss national looking to enter the UK from 01/Jan/2020:
You are subject to Immigration Control.
This is also the case if you are a:
- British Overseas Territories citizen
- British Overseas citizen
- British subject
- British National (Overseas)
- British protected person
This means, before you can begin your course, you must present to the University your Valid proof of Identity (Passport / Travel Document) and confirmation of Right to Study Document (Visa) for a Right to Study check.
Your immigration documents will then be checked to see if they are valid and confer the right to study:
- If they pass:
- You will be permitted to enrol
- If they do not pass:
- You will not be permitted to enrol.
If you are unable to provide any evidence that meets the above criteria, education providers in the UK are not permitted to allow you to study.
If your documents that confer the Right to Study, that is your Travel Document and / or visa, change, you will need to advise the University and undergo the Right to Study Check again.
There are two types of visas that allow you to study at the University, study visas, and other visas that permit incidental study:
1: Study visas:
Warwick Tier 4 - Not available for part-time study
You can not apply for either of these visas without a CAS (Tier 4) or a support letter (STSV).
The University will only issue these to offer holders or current students if they meet the eligibility criteria.
For Offer Holders:
These will be issued by Admissions:
- You will will asked if you require a CAS / STSV Support Letter as part of the admissions process.
- You will only be issued with your CAS / STSV Support Letter once you meet your offer conditions.
These will be issued by Student Immigration:
- All CAS requests must be requested via our Webforms.
- All STSV Support Letter requests must be requested via your department
2: Other visas that permit incidental study:
Further Leave to Remain visa (FLR)
Indefinite Leave to Remain visa (ILR)
EEA Family permit
ARC - Subject to bail letter conditions
Other/older visa types that are still valid AND allow for study - contact us to see if your visa allows study
Whilst some visa categories do not prohibit studying, there may be some risks and restrictions if you undertake full-time study on a non-student visa.
We have included a web page which contains images of the most common types of visas that we see, which we hope may be useful for your reference.
This list is not exhaustive and is for illustrative purposes only.