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In this section you will find information about routes to conduct a period of research at Warwick if you are from outside of Europe/EEA


IF YOU ARE:
Currently enrolled on a research course (such as a PhD course) in your home country, or, in a different UK institution,
AND
Your institution does not have a formal 'exchange' or 'partnership' agreement with the University of Warwick,
AND
The research you intend to conduct at Warwick is part of/ related to your overseas research course:

Your contact will be the Postgraduate Admissions Team

They will provide you with information as to how to make an application, how to meet offer conditions and how to request a CAS or a Short Term Study Visa supporting letter.

You can find more information on the Postgraduate Admissions ''Visiting Research Student'' webpage.

If your period of visit is less than 6 months, and you wish to apply for a Short Term Study Visa, once you have accepted an unconditional offer, you will need to ask your academic department/ Warwick research supervisor to make an online letter request on your behalf.

If they are unsure on how to do this, please ask them to visit this page.


Please note:

You cannot study on a Visitor Visa on this route due to Right to Study Restrictions.


IF YOU ARE:
Currently enrolled on an undergraduate course (for example, a Bachelor's degree course), or, a postgraduate Master's course in your home country,
AND
You would like to come to Warwick to learn how to conduct research (this includes take an active role in a research project)' - some institutions also use terms such as 'internship' or 'placement' or 'Erasmus+',
AND
The research you intend to conduct at Warwick is part of/ related to your overseas course:
AND
Your institution does not have a formal 'exchange' or 'partnership' agreement with the University of Warwick:

Please contact the Immigration Service team who will ascertain who is the best contact for you.


IF YOU ARE:
Currently enrolled on an undergraduate or postgraduate course in your home country, or,
AND
Your institution have a formal 'exchange' or 'partnership' agreement with the University of Warwick (such as Erasmus),
AND
The research you intend to conduct at Warwick is part of/ related to your overseas course:

You will usually be nominated by your institution and our Study Abroad team would contact you directly with information on how to make an application to study at Warwick.

If you are unsure, please contact our Study Abroad team who will guide you on the application process and provide you with a CAS if you are coming to Warwick for more than 6 months, or, a 'Short Term Study Visa' supporting letter if you are coming to Warwick for less than 6 months.


Please note:

You cannot study on a Visitor Visa on this route due to Right to Study Restrictions.


IF YOU ARE:
Currently enrolled on a Doctoral Research course (such as a PhD) in an overseas institution, or, have just graduated from your PhD,
AND
The research you intend to conduct at Warwick is NOT part of/ related to your overseas course,
AND
You will receive a salary (this can be paid either by Warwick or an independent organisation) at a minimum of UK national living wage
AND
You intend to conduct research for a period of up to 2 years at a minimum skill level of RQF Level 3:
OR
IF YOU ARE:
Employed at an overseas institution
AND
Will remain paid and employed overseas but wish to carry out activities incidental to your job overseas.
AND
Are highly qualified within your field of expertise and working in that area before coming to the UK (generally holding a PhD or higher)

Your contact will be Warwick H.R. immigration team

You may require a Tier 5 Sponsored Researcher (GAE) visa sponsored by Warwick, or, Academic visitor visa (part of Standard Visitor Visa).