Complete the right to study registration for non UK/Irish nationals
We will need to register your right to study before you enrol on your programme of study and will re-verify this every year that you are enrolled with us. In order to do this, we will need to keep a copy of your passport and your visa / immigration permission if you have it already.
If you have received a CAS from us to apply for a visa under the Student Route, we will email you with a short survey to complete to help us understand your plans for commencing study and travel to the UK. When we have received your response, this should be enough information for us to complete your Right to Study registration until you arrive in the UK. After your arrival, we will need to undertake further checks on your Entry Clearance Vignette (the visa sticker in your passport) and your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). Please check your emails after you have received your CAS for the link to the survey and complete it as soon as possible to avoid delays to enrolment on your programme of study. We will start the Right to Study registration process for students who have already received a CAS from 7th December 2020. Please note that it may take a few days after your receive your CAS to receive the email link to the survey while your student record is prepared.
If you have applied for a new Student Route visa with a CAS we have issued, you will need to collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) when you arrive in the UK. You are strongly advised to enter the Swansea University Alternative Collection Location Code (ALC code: 2HE544) on your visa application form. This will ensure that your BRP card will be delivered to us at Swansea University. When we receive your BRP, we will contact you to make an appointment for you to come and collect it from a University location when you arrive in the UK. If you don’t use our ACL code, your BRP card will be delivered to a Post Office in the Swansea area and will mean that you will have to travel off Campus to collect your BRP, which could lead to delays in collection.
Other immigration permission
If you are a non UK/Irish national with other immigration permission, we will contact you by email to arrange your Right to Study registration. Depending on your individual circumstances, we may need you to send us further documentation and/or have a quick Zoom meeting with us to verify your documentation. We will send you further details of the arrangements for your Right to Study registration soon.
New EU/EEA/Swiss students
You will be contacted in January to discuss Right to Study registration, as the process for this will vary depending on your individual situation. In the interim, we strongly recommend you visit our bespoke pages for January entry EU/EEA/Swiss students for information on your immigration situation after the BREXIT transition period ends on 1st January 2021: BREXIT/EUSS for January 2021 start students. This page has information on the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), which is a scheme which maintains current rights that EU citizens in the UK have to work, study and reside and also has information about alternative immigration routes and requirements post January 2021.