Information for applicants
Page last updated: 14/08/2020
Information for international applicants around the potential impact of coronavirus on their application, travel and visa arrangements.
Frequently asked questions
Yes. If you have accepted an unconditional offer to study with us then you can apply for a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). Further details can be found on our Visas and Support page.
To apply for a CAS you will need to have:
- Paid at least 50% of your course fees (unless sponsored or on a US loan)
- Accepted your Unconditional offer
- Completed a CAS request form
- Sent us copies of your financial documents (unless you are a national of a country on the UKVI Appendix H list of countries)
Further details can be found on the Visas and Support page.
Yes, in most cases this will be possible. We have put plans in place to allow students who are unable (or do not wish) to come onto campus to ensure that of your course content and support can be provided online.
Some of our courses include elements which must meet the requirements of professional, statutory and regulatory bodies (PSRB). As a result, face-to-face teaching and practical sessions to meet such requirements will be prioritised and will meet social distancing requirements. This ensures that the course retains its full professional status. These courses will not be eligible for a PSRB accredited award if studied online:
• BA (Hons) Filmmaking
• BA (Hons) Dance
• BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance
• BA (Hons) Performing Arts
• BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (all pathways)
• BSc (Hons) Dietetics
• Bsc (Hons) Nutrition
• Bsc (Hons) Safety, Health and Environmental Management
• BSc (Hons) Environmental Health
• BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
• Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy
• BSc Sports and Exercise Therapy
• MA Choreography
• MA Performance
• MSc Biomedical Science
• MSc Medical Biochemistry
• MSc Biomedical Science Research
• MSc Dietetics
• MSc Nutrition in Practice
• MSc Health and Safety
• Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Safety
• MSc Environmental Health
• IOA Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control
• MSc Physiotherapy
• MSc Occupational Therapy
• MSc Sports & Exercise Therapy
• MSc Sports & Exercise Medicine
* Additional courses may be added. This is not a comprehensive list.
Yes, unless your course is listed above, you can choose to study your course online initially and then travel to the UK when you are ready.
If you require a Tier 4 visa, you will need to apply for a CAS. Further details can be found on the Visas and Support page.
The 90-day entry clearance permit should provide you with enough time to travel to the UK allowing for any travel difficulties due to Covid-19. However, if you are unable to travel within the validity period of your entry clearance permit, please contact Student Immigration Advice & Compliance for further advice.
You will not be penalised for being unable collect your BRP while coronavirus measures are in place.
Coronavirus regulations mean that people arriving in England from certain countries by train, ferry, bus, or air must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.
The UK government has introduced travel corridor exemptions for some countries and territories. You can view the list of countries and territories from where you can travel to England and not have to self-isolate on the GOV.UK website. We encourage you to check the UK government's self-isolation guidance regularly.
If you need to self-isolate when you arrive in England, we have support plans in place to help you. A self-isolation accommodation booking system, airport Meet and Greet service, and online support and events will be in place for September 2020 arrivals.
Visit the Joining us in September page for more information about the support you will receive if you need to self-isolate.