Preparing For Your Course

This page provides useful links to all the important information you’ll need ahead of starting in September. Please do read and follow all appropriate pages as listed below.

Welcome Week and Student Union activities start on Monday 27 September 2021, with the Autumn term beginning on Monday 4 October 2021. Whilst some of our activities this year may take place online, please ensure you are able to attend events across this entire period. Further details about Welcome Week will be emailed out in our Enrolment Update in early September.

Important dates and documents

Below are the key dates in the lead up to Welcome Week:

31 July 2021: Accommodation Application Due

Accommodation Application Form

04 July onward: Student Visa Applications (International Students only)

You cannot typically apply for a student visa before 4 July (3 months prior to your start date) as your visa will be refused. As such, we usually will not issue CAS’s until late-June at the very earliest. We will also only issue your CAS once your offer is considered Unconditional.

Further details about applying for a student visa

For general guidance on student immigration, please go to

31 August: Qualification(s) and English Language Exam Results Due

Degree and Qualification Results

If your offer is conditional, we require proof of your qualification(s). Please email a copy of an original final, official transcript to or

Please retain your original transcript as we may require this during Enrolment, even if you have already supplied an electronic copy of your transcript as part of your application.

This does not apply to students who are currently taking A or AS levels.

English Exam Results – We cannot issue you a CAS in support of a visa application if have not provided proof of passing your English Language Proficiency exam. Although you have until 31 August to supply your English Language Proficiency exam results, we would advise that you take the exam sooner so your visa application is not delayed.

10 September: University of London Intercollegiate Halls waiting list

10 September is the deadline for applications to the University of London Intercollegiate Halls waiting list should you still require accommodation after our initial allocation of accommodation.

Important dates and documents

Enrolment Dates

The full enrolment schedule will be made available by early September. As we will be looking to reduce physical contact points this year, we will likely be looking to have flexible, online enrolment for most students.

International Students – All students subject to immigration control (including Study Abroad and returning students) must collect thier Bio-metric Residence Permit (BRP) prior to enrolment. Further information regarding this will be available at the start of September.

Reading Lists

Student Status Letters

As a student you will be entitled to access many discounts and benefits; however you must be enrolled first. As such, you will need to wait until after you are enrolled to receive any student status letters for libraries, banks or Council Tax exemption.

Term Dates


At the beginning of September you will be emailed an invoice for your tuition fees. You may contact our Finance Office to pay your tuition fees in advance of enrolment, though no payment is expected until your enrolment date. Information on how to pay fees can be found here.

If you are self-funding and wish to pay your fees in two instalments, you should fill out the Tuition Fee Special Arrangement Application and return it to our Finance Office along with a covering letter stating your reasons for the request. If you will be financing your studies through a student loan which you expect to receive in instalments, you will NOT need to fill out this form; you should simply present proof that you will be in receipt of a student loan at the time you enrol for your course.