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Please read all the guidance provided before you contact us.


As a Tier 4 sponsor, it is necessary for the University to keep the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) informed of any change in your circumstances.

If your primary site of study, as stated on your CAS, changes for a period of 3 months or longer, then we must notify the Home Office of your new study location.

If your primary site of study will only change for up to 3 months, you must contact your department and follow their instructions.

You must still be engaging with your studies during this time and your academic department must continue to monitor your attendance and progress as usual.

Please click each section to see the guidance:

  • The Change of Study Location process is managed by your Department and Student Records.


    To request a Change of Study Location, you must:
      • Discuss your request with your Department

    They will advise you if they agree to support your Change of Study Location and explain what your next steps will be.


    If a Change of Study Location is agreed:

      • And it is for less than 3 months:
        • Please click on the following link and submit the 'change in circumstances' form to advise the Home Office of the change in your contact details.
        • You must keep your Department updated of your circumstances whilst on a Change of Study Location.
        • You should keep in regular contact with your department, so they can monitor your Academic Progression.
        • You must comply with your visa conditions.
        • You must follow any instruction(s) given to you by your Department, Student Records or SO: Immigration & Compliance.

      • And it is for 3 months or more:
        • Your Department will notify Student Records to report your new study location to the UKVI.
        • Your Department will also need to make another report, confirming when you have returned to the University.
        • You must keep your Department updated of your circumstances whilst on a Change of Study Location.
        • You should keep in regular contact with your department, so they can monitor your Academic Progression.
        • You must comply with your visa conditions.
        • You must follow any instruction(s) given to you by your Department, Student Records or SO: Immigration & Compliance.
  • If you are changing your study location because you are starting a work placement which is an integral and assessed part of your course, your Academic Department will inform Student Records and a report will be made to the UKVI.

    You will be notified by email within 24 hours of this report being made.

    Your attendance will continue to be monitored by your work placement provider throughout this period.


    If you are unable to attend your work placement for any reason, please contact your Department immediately to seek advice about your options.

  • If your query relates to the academic impact of a Change of Study Location, or, the actual process of a Change of Study Location:
        • Contact your Department in the first instance.
        • See the guidance from Student Records:

    University of Warwick | Student Records | Change in Study Location


    If your query relates to the immigration impact of a Change of Study Location:
        • Click on the following link and submit the online form:

    University of Warwick | SO: Immigration & Compliance | Contact form