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Admissions 2020: international applications

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Apply to UEL. Be a part of our diverse east London community and get set for the jobs of the future. Rob from our Admissions team has answers to your questions (last updated: 30th March 2020)

FAQ: international applications

Question: Can I still apply for September 2020?

Answer: Yes, we are still accepting applications for September 2020. We are working our hardest to process all applications as quick as possible but due to the current global situation with coronavirus / Covid-19 we may take slightly longer than normal operating times. You can email us at admissintl@uel.ac.uk or request a call back if you have any further questions about your application.

Question: What are the application deadlines?

Application submission: 28th August 2020
Deadline to meet conditions: Wednesday 2nd Sept 2020
Deposit deadline: 4th Sept 2020
Latest date to issue a CAS using standard service: 11th Sept 2020
Latest date to issue a CAS using priority service: 11th Sept 2020
Course start date: Thursday 17th September 2020

Question:  How can I contact UEL?

We are doing our best to maintain contact with all our applicants as quickly and as much as possible, you can email us at admissintl@uel.ac.uk or request a call back.


Question: What will happen if my grades are not released?

We are currently reviewing the impact Covid-19 is having on final public assessments, exams and final grades on a country by country basis. We are also working with national bodies such as Universities UK International (UUKi) for guidance and will update applicants as and when we can.


Question: Do I still need to do an English language test?

English Language is an essential requirement for the majority of our European and international applicants. The current approved face-to-face English language testing centres have closed, and we are in communications with authorities to get an idea of when they will be reopened or alternative ways of assessments. We will update our guidance here as soon as we receive an update.


Question: When will I be able to apply for my Visa?

We are awaiting details from UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) regarding how the current situation has affected visa processing times and what the impact will be going forwards. We will communicate further as soon as we receive an update.


Question: When will I be able to travel to the UK?

We are awaiting details from UKVI on how the current situation has affected visa processing times and what the impact will be going forwards. We will communicate further information here as soon as we receive an update.

 


May Entry Visa FAQs

Question: What if my student visa has been issued for the April / May 2020 intake?
Answer: Please do NOT travel to the UK at this time. This is to ensure your health and wellbeing is prioritised and you do not jeopardise any future visa applications with UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI). We will be informing UKVI that due to COVID-19 we have had to postpone the April / May 2020 intake to September 2020. We will issue you a new CAS in June 2020 once we receive updated correct maintenance documents and a valid TB test and further guidance from UKVI.


Question: Will I have to pay for my visa again? Will I get a refund?
Answer: We are currently liaising with national bodies such as UKVI on what the process will be and will revert as soon as soon as we receive an update.


Question: Can I get a refund for the flight I have booked?
Answer: Many airline carriers have already suspended flights into the UK from a wide range of destinations. Please contact your carrier and discuss this with them directly.

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