Student Route Sponsorship
Frequently asked questions
Can I return home if I have no in person assessments in May/June?
The concession only covers students who have been unable to arrive in the UK, Therefore, in order to meet standard UKVI visa study requirements, any student in possession of a Student Route/Tier 4 visa is expected to remain in Swansea until the end of the course (as stated on their CAS statement) or their academic period (e.g. the summer term).
I have in person assessments but am outside of the UK?
All students who have in person assessments are expected to arrive in Swansea, if you are experiencing any challenges with this please contact your Faculty Student Support Team.
I am pursuing a Taught Masters programme, do I need to travel to the UK to complete my independent learning (dissertation)?
If you started your programme in September and are officially entering Part 2 (Dissertation) in June/July. You may wish to discuss the academic necessity of coming to the UK, you will need to speak to your School Support team and they will advise you on whether it is possible to complete your remaining academic requirements from home.
NOTE: If you are given permission from your School to complete your dissertation from home, we will be required to inform the UKVI that you will not be coming to the UK after 30th June 2022 and your student visa will be cancelled. If you wish to apply for the Graduate Route then you will need to meet the UK Study requirement in order to be eligible. You should visit the comprehensive University information around eligibility. Students who started courses in or after September 21 will now need to be in the UK and studying by 30th June 2022 to be eligible for the Graduate Route.
I have summer resit examinations, do I need to take these in person in Swansea?
Resit (supplementary) examinations will usually be planned based on the original mode of delivery for that assessment. If the assessment that you are resitting was taken in person during TB1 or TB2 then the expectation is that the resit will also be taken in person.
I am starting a programme with The College in early June do I need to arrive in person?
We expect all students with programmes starting in early June with The College to arrive in person, irrespective of the concession.