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Study Abroad Visa Advice

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Section 1: Purpose and contents of this page:


This page has been made to provide Right to Study and immigration guidance for:


Inbound Study Abroad Students

Outbound Study Abroad Students

Visiting Research Students and Visiting Internship Students


To study in the UK, you must hold the Right to Study in the UK at the institution you wish to study at, and present acceptable evidence of this when requested to complete your enrolment and begin your studies.



If you are a British or Irish Citizen, then you automatically have the Right to Study, as you are not subject to Immigration Control.

You will still have to present your valid and in date passport, or other acceptable evidence, to prove this.


If you are not a British or Irish Citizen, you will need to:


Hold a visa that grants you the Right to Study at Warwick

OR

Obtain a visa that grants you the Right to Study at Warwick.


If you already hold a visa that allows you to enter the UK, please see the guidance in the "Section 4: Other visas" section below.


If you do not hold a visa that confers this right, please read the guidance in the appropriate section below.



If you still have an immigration query once you have read the guidance, please click on the contact form link in "Section 7: If you have further queries and useful links" below.


If you have any other non-immigration queries, please contact the Student Mobility Team, if your query relates to Study Abroad or Erasmus programs, or your department for any other programme.



Section 2: Inbound Study for up to 6 months


  • BREXIT

    The UK left the EU on 31/Jan/2020.


    During the transition period, that is, from 01/Feb/2020 up to 31/Dec/2020, EU/EEA/Swiss nationals were able to exercise their Freedom of Movement Rights throughout this period and enter the UK to live, work and study, as previously allowed.


    Any EU/EEA/Swiss national that had entered the UK by 31/Dec/2020 is able to apply for leave under the EU Settlement Scheme, where you would be granted:


    Settled Status - If you have had continuous residency for 5 years or more at the point of application:

    Confers Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK, and you are no longer subject to Immigration Control.


    Pre-Settled Status - If you have not had 5 years continuous residency:

    Confers limited leave to remain for 5 years, which also confers the Right to Work and Study in the UK.


    If you are currently in the UK, and entered before 31/Dec/2020:


    You should make an application under the EU Settlement Scheme as soon as possible - see link below.

    If you are not currently in the UK:


    If you have previously been in the UK within the last 12 months, and are currently on a period of Study Abroad, or, you are enrolled and on remote study in Term 1:

    You should apply for the EU Settlement Scheme as soon as possible.

    You can do this from inside OR outside the UK.


    If you did not enter the UK from 31/Jul/2020 and by 11 pm, UK time, on 31/Dec/2020, AND you are not on a period of Study Abroad, OR enroled on the basis of Remote Study in Term 1:

    You will have to enter the UK under the Standard Visitor Route.


    Please click on the following link to see out guidance on Standard Visit Visas


    Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | Visa Portal | Standard Visit Visa


    A student status letter can be used as evidence of your residency in the UK.

  • You will need to apply for a Standard Visit Visa.


    Please click on the following link to see out guidance on Standard Visit Visas


    Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | Visa Portal | Standard Visit Visa

Section 3: Inbound study for more than 6 months


  • If you:

    Are currently in the UK, and entered the UK by 11pm, 31/Dec/2020:

    OR

    You are fully enroled at Warwick and are on a period of Study Abroad:

    OR

    You were fully enroled at Warwick on the basis of Remote Study in Term 1:


    • You should make an application under the EU Settlement Scheme.

    • If you have lived in the UK before, you can apply straight away even if you are currently overseas, for example, you are studying remotely in Term 1 or you are currently in a period of study abroad.

    • A student status letter can be used as evidence of your residency in the UK.

    • You can apply for Pre-Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme once you are in the UK, up to 30 June 2021.

    If you did not enter the UK from 31/Jul/2020 and by 11 pm, UK time, on 31/Dec/2020, AND you are not on a period of Study Abroad, OR enroled on the basis of Remote Study in Term 1:


    You will not be able to apply for under the EU Settlement Scheme, and will need to apply under teh Student Visa Route of the Immigration Rules.


    You will require a CAS to make this application - all queries relating to CAS issuance should be made to Student Mobility, or, your Admissions Team.


    You will need to meet the required standard of English, and have valid acceptable evidence of this - please contact Student Mobility or your Admissions Teams with any queries regarding your offer conditions.


    You must meet the remaining application requirements - see guidance on link below.


    Please click on the following link and read the guidance provided for the Student Visa Route:


    Warwick | Student immigration | I am a Student | Visa Portal | Student Visa

  • You will require a Student Visa to enter the UK if you do not already hold a visa that grants you the Right to Study at Warwick.


    You will require a CAS to make this application - all queries relating to CAS issuance should be made to Student Mobility, or, your Admissions Team.


    You will need to meet the required standard of English, and have valid acceptable evidence of this - please contact Student Mobility or your Admissions Teams with any queries regarding your offer conditions.


    You must meet the remaining application requirements - see guidance on link below.


    Please click on the following link and read the guidance provided for the Student Visa Route:


    Warwick | Student immigration | I am a Student | Visa Portal | Student Visa

Section 4: Other visa options:

Section 5: Visiting researchers / Visitors for internship or Erasmus placement:

Section 6: Outbound students:

Section 7: If you have further queries and useful links: