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Frequently Asked Questions about Applying to Warwick

If you have a question about applying for Undergraduate study at Warwick, you should check the section below as you may be able to find the information that you require. If you are not able to find the answer to your question, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Service using the enquiry form as we will be happy to assist.

Applying to Warwick

Information on making your application through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is available on the UCAS website at www.ucas.com. The UCAS institution code for the University of Warwick is W20.


No, an applicant’s choices to other providers are invisible to Higher Education Institutes until your replies have been submitted. Universities should never ask you where else you have applied to.


Entry requirements for our Undergraduate courses available for 2019 entry can be found on the Warwick Undergraduate webpages. If you are an international student you may find our Overseas Qualifications guidance useful.


Yes, course selectors (Admissions tutors) will consider existing academic achievements (including any exceptional circumstances), predicted grades, the personal statement and the academic reference. You should be aware however that decisions are made on a highly competitive basis and therefore we are often unable to make offers to all applicants who meet, or even exceed, the typical entry requirements.


Applicants applying for entry into the second year are only admitted in exceptional circumstances, and must meet our typical requirements for entry into the first year and have satisfactorily completed the core modules required by our current first year students to progress onto the 2nd year of the degree course. Even if applicants do meet these requirements, second year entry is not guaranteed. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Service to enquire further.


Applications for MBChB are processed by our Postgraduate Admissions Service. Please visit Warwick Medical School’s webpages for details about the course and how to apply.


At the University of Warwick, your personal statement, along with the rest of your UCAS form, is considered very carefully both by academics in departments and professional staff working within the central admissions team. Our courses are very competitive, with often many more applicants predicted to meet the entry requirements than we are able to offer places to. Where this occurs, the personal statement is important to enable us to select potential students for the course.


The personal statement can be no more than 4,000 characters or 47 lines. For advice on what to consider including please see our personal statement tips.


Some academic departments allow applicants to defer their offer by one academic year. All requests to defer are subject to department approval. In the first instance please contact Undergraduate Admissions with your request in writing where we can then further advise.


Warwick may make differential offers to applicants based in the UK, in a number of circumstances. To determine your eligibility please refer to the guidance on our Undergraduate pages.


A decision on your application will be notified to you via UCAS Track and, if your application is successful, via email. We receive many thousands of applications per year, and are committed to giving equal consideration to all applications that reach us by the UCAS deadline of January 15th. If you apply by January 15th we will endeavour to make decisions by 31 March, or shortly afterwards. We must make decisions by May 2nd at the latest.


Yes, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Service to request feedback.


To update your address, email and phone number please log into UCAS Track. Alternatively, you can contact UCAS:

UK: 0371 468 0 468
International: +44 330 3330 230.

Studying at Warwick

All Undergraduate courses available for 2019 entry can be found on the Warwick Undergraduate webpages. Unfortunately the Undergraduate Admissions Service is not able to offer advice on the suitability of courses or whether or not you are likely to receive an offer prior to submitting an application. The Warwick website and department pages in particular contain specific information about courses. You should start your search at the course listings at the link above.


Unfortunately as a University we are unable to make comments on which subjects individuals should take/drop. We would advise you check the entry requirements for the course you are interested in at our Warwick Undergraduate webpages.


In some circumstances it may be possible to change your course. Please submit your request in writing to Undergraduate Admissions for consideration.


You are able to change your replies within 14 days from initially responding via UCAS Track. After this period you will need to contact the Universities involved to request their permission to change your replies. You will also need to contact UCAS Customer Experience Centre.


Warwick understands that occasionally your academic progress and attainment may be impacted upon by circumstances which are beyond your control. If there are factors which you would like us to take into account when considering your UCAS application please complete an AWARDS form.


If you want to study a full-time undergraduate degree course, the start date is in September of the academic year, which is the only intake.


Some undergraduate courses can be taken by part-time study, please see the Centre for Lifelong Learning webpages for courses available. Overseas students wishing to study part-time should also seek further information from the Students’ Union Advice and Welfare team by email on advice@warwicksu.com or the International Office on immigrationservices@warwick.ac.uk regarding visa issues.


The University welcomes applications from disabled people and those with specific learning difficulties and considers them on the same academic grounds as other candidates. Many such students have successfully pursued postgraduate study at Warwick.

In order that the University can provide appropriate advice and guidance on the services and facilities available, it is helpful for us to know in advance if you have a disability or specific learning difficulty.Potential applicants with a disability should contact Disability Services (tel: +44 (0)24 7615 0641 or email: disability@warwick.ac.uk).

It is also helpful to approach the academic department concerned before submitting a formal application. There are a number of specially converted rooms in the campus residences for those with disabilities and accommodation is also available for full-time carers.


For students looking to join in 2019 please see our Visit us webpages for our available open days.

Verifications and References

You must meet all conditions of your offer by 31st August 2019. It is advisable to send your results/documentation to us as soon as possible.


Please arrange for the school or college where you sat your examinations to send us proof of your qualification/s as requested in your offer by the deadline of 31st August 2019. We prefer to receive information by email, although postal delivery is also acceptable.

By Email - If your school/college is sending a result by email, to be considered to be verified (valid/correct), it must be from a suitable member of staff and from a school/college email. Please note that we are unable to accept results or references if sent from a Yahoo, Google mail, Hotmail or BT Internet address. There should be a covering email including your name, your UCAS number, and the name and position of the member of staff sending the information.
By post - If information is being sent by post, you may send that yourself. Please write your UCAS number on the information. Copies of results and references must be stamped with an original stamp by the school (not stamped and then photocopied), so we can be sure that the school/college is verifying the information.


Attested documents are 'official' copies of your original documents that have been verified by your school/college. Each page of the copy of the document should include an official stamp, confirmation that the original has been seen and contact details of the attesting officer.


Student Reception, Senate House provides a comprehensive reception service for applicants and is based in a central location on campus. For further information and services available please visit our Student Reception pages.


The Undergraduate Admissions Service will contact you by email to acknowledge receipt of any documents provided directly by yourself. If the documents have been sent by a third party (i.e. school/college) we will confirm to them receipt of these.


An academic reference should be provided by a teacher/tutor who has taught you on your current/most recent studies, and who can provide an informed view of your academic ability and suitability for your chosen programme of study. Please note that personal references, such as those from family and friends, are not acceptable.


Yes, the referee can provide a reference to us at Undergraduate Admissions, providing it is sent from an official school email address. This does not need to be sent directly by the referee and can be sent from any member of staff providing it is sent from an official school email account.

English Language Requirements

The University requires evidence that your English Language capability is of a level that will enable you to succeed on your chosen course of undergraduate study. We therefore have English Language entry requirements based on minimum standards. There are a number of tests that students can take to meet the English requirements of the course. Further information can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages


Applicants who require a visa to study in the UK, depending on the circumstances, may be asked to provide evidence of a secure English language test (e.g. IELTS), rather than an examination (such as GCSE English) due to the visa requirements set by the UK Government. These tests must have been taken within two years of the start date of your course at Warwick.


You must meet all conditions of your offer by 31st August 2019.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate Tuition fees can be found on our Finance and Funding webpages 


Tuition fee and accommodation payments to the University of Warwick are managed by the Student Finance team. For further information on how to make a payment and when to pay, please visit our Student Finance pages


If you have been assessed as an overseas fee payer this will be stated in your offer letter. This will be based on the information that you provided in your undergraduate application. If you believe that this assessment is incorrect, you can follow the instructions in the ‘Your Fee Status’ letter to have your fee status re-assessed. The Undergraduate Admissions Service will use the guidance published by UKCISA to make this assessment. You will need to provide evidence to demonstrate that you meet the Home fee status category.

Accommodation

Warwick Accommodation service manage the booking of accommodation for students at the University. There is information on the Warwick Accommodation website which discusses the different options available to Undergraduate students, the application process and when to expect a decision.

Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS)

Once you have received an unconditional offer and you are within 3 months of the start of your course you will receive an email to confirm the personal details that the University holds about you. Once you confirm your details are correct, you will be directed through to the CAS request form. Please complete the form as fully as possible as the University will use this form to assess your eligibility for Tier 4 sponsorship. Typically, where no further information is required, these are usually processed within 10 working days of receipt of the request form.


If your visa is refused you should complete the ‘Visa refusal CAS request form’ available on our Immigration Service pages. Warwick Immigration Service will assess your eligibility for a new CAS. In some cases this may not be possible.


A CAS number can only be used once and must be from the University you intend to study at. If your visa application is refused you should complete the Warwick Immigration Service form and attach all pages from the visa refusal notice to request a new CAS.


If you have renewed your passport you do not need a new CAS. Please send a scan of the new passport to ug.visa@warwick.ac.uk and we will add a sponsor note confirming this change. The UKVI allow amendments to the information on your CAS as long as your visa application is not in the advanced stages and has “USED” status.


If there is a mistake on your CAS please contact ug.visa@warwick.ac.uk as soon as possible. We can then assess whether or not you require a new CAS. In most cases we can add a sponsor note to your CAS correcting the mistake. The UKVI allow amendments to the information on your CAS as long as your visa application is not in the advanced stages and has “USED” status.


If you have made a tuition fee payment you do not require a new CAS. The Student Finance team can update this information on your CAS once the payment has reached the University of Warwick accounts. Please contact studentfinance@warwick.ac.uk for further information.

Enrolment at Warwick

Frequently asked questions relating to Enrolment can be found on the Warwick Enrolment website.


The University Enrolment Team will contact you by email with enrolment instructions approximately 4 weeks before your course starts.


The Enrolment Team have provided detailed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). You should check this page first to see if there is a solution to your issue with the enrolment process. If you are not able to resolve your issue from the FAQS, you can contact the enrolment team using the contact form.

Contact Us

UG Admissions Team
University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 8UW

Email UG Admissions
Tel: +44 (0) 24 7652 3723
Fax: +44 (0) 24 7652 4649