The University of Law is licensed by the Home Office to sponsor international students for study in the UK. The first thing you need to do is to check if you need to be sponsored by the University or not. Therefore, we suggest you to contact our Visa Office team on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out as soon as possible.
If you need a visa to study in the UK, the University can sponsor your application and will need to issue you with a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) before you can apply for your visa. Before we can confirm your sponsorhip, you have to meet the academic and the Home Office requirements, pay Instalment One of your Year 1 course fees and submit copies of your bank statements (if applicable).
The Year 1 instalments for undergraduate sponsored students are outlined below:
- Instalment One = £7,125 (due 22 August 2016)
- Instalment Two = £2,375 (due 1 April 2017)
As visa applications can take some time to process, we strongly recommend that you pay Instalment One at least 4 weeks before the course starts.
In order for us to issue you with a CAS, you will also need to provide evidence of your English language ability unless you’re a national from any of these countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America and United Kingdom. However, in some circumstances the University may still request evidence of your English language proficiency either before you start a programme or during the programme of study.
If you are from a non-majority English speaking country and don’t have an academic qualification equivalent to a UK degree taught in a ‘majority English speaking’ country, you’ll need to send us a copy of an approved English Language Test at (or above) the specific level outlined in the table below, in each of the four components of language learning.
||Overall band score of 6 with no one component below 5.5
|SE III (Trinity College London)
||Pass in all four components
||Score of 50 with no one component below 42
|Cambridge English: First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency (tests taken from January 2015)
||Overall 169 with no one component below 162
|Cambridge English: First Certificate (test taken before January 2015)
||Pass at Grade A and Exceptional in all four components
|Cambridge English: Advanced (test taken before January 2015)
||Pass at Grade B or C and Borderline in all four components
|Cambridge English: Proficiency (test taken before January 2015)
||Pass at Grade C1 and Weak in all four components
|iGCSE English as a First Language (Syllabus 0500 & 0522) and iGCSE English as a Second Language (Syllabus 0510 & 0511)
||Grade C in all four areas
|Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) English Language Examination
Pre-Sessional English Programme - Tier 4 Students
If you are a student who requires Tier 4 sponsorship to study at the University of Law, we will be able to issue you a joint CAS to apply for one Tier 4 visa to cover the pre-sessional programme and your undergraduate business degree. We can only do this if you have been accepted on to the pre-sessional programme and your only outstanding offer condition for the degree course is that you successfully complete the pre-sessional.
Please be aware if that you do not successfully complete the pre-sessional programme, you will not be able to commence your studies on the degree course. The University will notify the Home Office and your Tier 4 Student visa will be curtailed.
Please see the following webpage for further information on receiving a CAS and making a Tier 4 visa application:
Student Support Services
We recognise that moving to a new country to study is a big decision. Our Student Support Services team can advise you on everything from getting a UK bank account or mobile phone, to finding accommodation. We can also organise a meet and greet service at the airport when you arrive in the UK. In addition, there are a range of clubs and societies which will help you make friends, settle in and feel at home. To talk to a member of our International team, please contact us on +44 1483 216604.