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Preparing for Arrival and Orientation

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Orientation

Orientation is the perfect way to introduce yourself to life and study at UWTSD.

We look forward to welcoming you to our close community of staff and students at UWTSD. To help you make a successful start and make new friends, we have put together an orientation programme which is free to attend.

Sessions of our orientation programme include:

  • An introduction to UWTSD
  • Studying in the UK
  • Visa responsibilities
  • Registration
  • Student support
  • English language support
  • How to register with a bank
  • How to register with your local doctor

Enrolment

This information is not relevant for students from within the EU, Norway, Lichtenstein or Switzerland (the EEA).    

You must enrol on your programme at UWTSD as soon as possible after your arrival in the UK.

Our staff will be on hand to support you and help you complete the process. Further advice regarding enrolment will be provided as part of your welcome to the University. 

What you will need to enrol

Please make sure you bring the documents listed below with you to our enrolment sessions.  All international students who need immigration permission to study at UWTSD will be required to show their immigration documents to staff for checking and photocopying before enrolling.  The University is required to keep copies of your passports and visas on file as proof that you have been given permission to enter the UK and study at the University. 

You will also be required to pay any balance remaining of your tuition fee for the first year of your programme if you are not in receipt of official financial sponsorship.

Students with Tier 4 immigration permission
  1. Your current passport
  2. Your short term visa which was issued for you to enter the UK.
     - This will be a vignette (sticker) on a page in your passport
  3. Your BRP card (Biometric Residence Permit card).
     - Please make sure that you collect this from the Post Office stated on your UKVI letter before coming to the enrolment session.

Please remember that your CAS statement which you used to apply for your Tier 4 visa will include a ‘latest date of arrival’.  You must enrol at the University by that date as this is one of the terms and conditions of your Tier 4 visa. 

If you are not going to be able to arrive by our enrolment dates you must ask our staff for advice,  as the University will be obliged to report any student to UKVI if they do not enrol as expected. 

If you are delayed for a genuine reason such as your visa not being processed in time for you to travel, we can provide you with the appropriate advice.  Please email us as soon as you know that you will not be able to travel in time to enrol and we can offer you the appropriate advice.  Our email address is international.registry@uwtsd.ac.uk

Students With Non-Tier 4 immigration permission

e.g. Short Term student visas, Tier 4 dependent visas, Tier 2 dependent visas 

  1. Your current passport
  2. Your visa which allows you to study on your programme
  3. If you applied for Entry Clearance upon arrival in the UK (non-Visa Nationals only) - the Entry Clearance stamp in your passport that allows you to remain in the UK until after your course end date.
Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)

See more information about collecting your Biometric Residence Permit on our International BRP Flyer

Note

If you have sent your original passport and visa to the Home Office to apply for immigration permission from the UK, you must provide copies of the original documents and confirmation of the immigration permission for which you have applied. 

You will have received confirmation from the Home Office if you have submitted an application and will need to provide this confirmation before you can enrol.

See the important information in our International_e-gate document about the E-Gate expansion scheme for students coming from those participating countries


Registering with a UK doctor

We advise highly, that you register with a doctor or surgery while you are in the UK.

You can register online at a surgery or in some cases you will need to contact the surgery directly for information on registering.

The following give contact details for surgeries close to your campus: