Before you arrive
You’ve received an offer, what next?
Applying and receiving an offer is the start of your journey to study with us, there are a few more steps you need to take before we see you on campus.
Important things to do before you arrive
Pay your Confirmation Payment and return your signed acceptance form to confirm your offer. For more information on what your Confirmation Payment consists of and your payment plan please visit our fees page.
Once you have confirmed, you will have access to our Welcome Hub with lots of useful information about preparing to study.
You can apply for your CAS up to six months before your course start date (three months if you are in the UK)
- Book and take your Pre-CAS interview (if required)
- Pay any fees due - check the information in your payment plan in your offer letter
- Provide any outstanding documents - your insurance information, emergency contact details, any study gap information (if applicable), living arrangement confirmation form and previous UK Visa history (if applicable)
- Receive your CAS preview. Sign and return it
- Submit your financial or bank documents You must have this money for at least 28 consecutive days. The end date of the 28-day period must be within 31 days of the date you apply for your visa.
Once you have received your CAS you can apply for your visa and take your UKVI interview.
If you have requested accommodation on your application form, our Central Student Support Team will contact you directly regarding the options available.
We recommend for the best student experience and to focus on your studies that you live close to the Centre but you must live no further than a 60-minute commutable distance from the Centre.
Receive your visa and book your travel. When booking your travel, make sure you arrive before your first day of term, so you don’t miss our valuable induction programme. Accommodation with the International Study Centre is usually available two days before the start of term.
It is essential all international students have the protection of personal insurance while studying in the UK. You can take out our StudyCare Insurance cover or arrange your own.
StudyCare Insurance is specifically designed for international students’ needs during your studies at the International Study Centre and, if required, after progressing to your university.
Our insurance cover is available for up to 12 months or a fixed 24 months, allowing you to choose the policy length that suits you. Both lengths cover travel to the UK, loss of personal possessions as well as providing health and medical insurance. If you select 24 months, you will be covered for the duration of your pathway programme plus the first year of your degree.
In your first week, you will take part in orientation activities and get to know the people and places around you. These normally include tours, information talks, and team games. You will receive further information when your place at the International Study Centre is confirmed.
You must submit your CAS documents and have them approved by the published deadlines, at the latest. Please note that these CAS ready deadlines are based on standard visa processing times, and are set in conjunction with the University.
For 3-term International Foundation Year, the CAS will be issued by Study Group; for other programmes, (Accelerated Pre-Master's Programme and International Year One), the Combined visa (iCAS) will be issued by the University.
If the deadlines for your programme are not yet currently listed, you will be contacted by Admissions when the information is available.
|International Foundation Year – 16th October 2023 start date||8th September 2023||15th September 2023||22nd September 2023||29th September 2023|
|International Foundation Year Enhanced Induction – 27th November 2023 start date||20th October 2023||27th October 2023||3rd November 2023||10th November 2023|
United Arab Emirates
Accelerated Pre-Master's Programme (PMP) start date: 24th April 2023
For the Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme (iCAS), final deadline to be CAS ready is 15th March 2023.
Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme (PMP) start date: 25th September 2023
For the Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme (iCAS), the final deadline to be CAS ready 14th August 2023.
International Year One start date: 16th October 2023
For the International Year One (iCAS) programme, the final deadline to be CAS ready is 4th September 2023.
Join us today
Our student enrolment advisors are available to answer your questions and help you with your application. We can’t wait to meet you.