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During your studies

University Regulations

If you require immigration permission to remain and study in the UK with us, you must ensure you maintain it, if you don’t you may not be able to finish your course as planned.

If you register for your course with immigration permission that will expire before your course finishes, you do so at your own risk and will have to provide evidence to us by the date it expires showing that you have valid leave to continue your course. If you start your course with immigration permission in a non-student category of the UK’s Immigration Rules you may not be eligible to apply to stay in the UK under the Graduate route when you have successfully completed your course.

You must abide by all University Regulations, the General regulations include Immigration Status Requirements for those students subject to immigration control.

Sponsored students (student visa)

If you have a Tier 4 or Student visa you will be sponsored by the University to study your course with us. Please refer to the University’s web pages for information and guidance on your visa and contact the International Services team if you have any questions.

Once issued with your Essex CAS to apply for a student visa, you have responsibilities to us as your immigration sponsor and to the Home Office.

Make sure you know exactly what the conditions of your visa are and that you don’t breach those conditions. As well as adhering to your conditions, you are also required to help us with our duties as your sponsor in order to maintain our Student Sponsor status.

If you want to change your course or your exam board decision(s)mean that you have to resit exam(s), re-take module(s) or coursework, your student immigration status may be affected and you may have to leave the UK.

Read the UKCISA’s guidance on ‘Protecting your Student status for information about your conditions, the immigration rules and reporting changes in your circumstances to the Home Office.