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Visa support

New students

The International Student Support team will assist and support you throughout the process of your Tier 4 (General) Student visa application.

Available support includes:

  • how to make a successful Tier 4 application
  • complying with the Tier 4 rules during your studies
  • meeting our Tier 4 sponsor licence requirements
  • advice relating to other student-related visa and immigration issues

We will continue to support you during your studies here at the University of Bradford with matters concerning your visa and Tier 4 student responsibilities and with general welfare support all the way through to your Graduation.

Immigration rules are changing all the time and it is important you have the most up to date information to allow you to make a successful Tier 4 (General) application.

As a new student to the University of Bradford, we can advise on the CAS process and assist you with making a successful visa application for you and your family, including advising on financial requirements, TB Testing, and ATAS Clearance.

We offer practice credibility interviews, and visa support webinars, as well as webinars on planning your journey to Bradford.

You will also find information on how to pay your tuition fees, accommodation, what to do once your visa is granted and preparing for your arrival. We organise an airport pick up service and orientation programme for new students; more information on this can be found 'Get prepared' page.

Contact us

Daily drop-in sessions

Students can also speak to a member of our International Student Support & UKVI Compliance team:

  • Monday to Friday, 11.00am to 12.00pm, at MyBradford - Student Support, Richmond Building,

Or our International Student Advisor:

  • Tuesday and Thursday, 11.00pm to 12.00pm, at MyBradford - Student Support, Richmond Building.

Coronavirus (COVID-10) Information

If you are planning to study in the UK in the coming months, you are probably wondering how the coronavirus will effect your visa. We are doing our best to stay up-to-date with the current Home Office advice and to update our applicants here.

Please also see the Univeristy's Coronavirus FAQ's for prospective students.

I have an offer for a pre-sessional course or June PhD intake

At the moment the Univeristy campus is closed and teaching is commencing online. We do not yet know what this will mean for new enrolments in the coming months but will continue to keep you informed.

If you have already received a CAS for the 20-week pre-sessional and have already applied for your visa, we will be able to advise you once we know how the course is going to proceed. 

If you have already received a CAS but have not yet applied for the visa, please wait until we have an update on how the course is going to proceed.

At the moment we are placing a hold on issuing CAS for the 10-week pre-sessional language course and June PhD intakes. This does not mean that you should not begin to get all the documents in place for the CAS. Please submit the CAS Request Form and pay your deposit as directed in the email you received when you accepted the offer; you will still be allocated to a caseworker who will begin to prepare your CAS in case the university is in a position to offer an on-campus start to the course.

I have an offer for September

We are currently treating the September intake as normal. Applicants can only apply for a visa within 3 months of their course start date - so September applicants will be able to apply for a visa from mid-June. We would normally begin processing and issuing CAS for September in mid-May.

If you have accepted an offer for September, we recommend that you follow the procedures outlined in the email you received from the International Student Support team after accepting your offer: pay your deposit and complete the CAS Request Form. You will be allocated to an Internaional Student Support Officer who will contact you in the coming month to advise you regarding the next steps.

Visa Applications

We understand that applying to the University and for a visa is difficult at the moment, with IELTS and Visa Applicant Centres closed. Please check the Home Office guidance regarding these matters. When solutions to these issues become clear, we will advise applicants. In the meantime, if you have any specific concerns, please contact the International Student Support team at

Further Resources

For more advice and guidance, please see the UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) website.

Please also see the latest Home Office guidance.


What to do when you get your offer letter

Find out more about visas, paying tuition fees, and accommodation.

I have my offer letter

Tier 4 visas

Most international students will require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK. Find out more about the visa requirements and how to apply.

About Tier 4 visas

EU settlement scheme

The EU settlement scheme protects the residence of EU, non-EU EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK before the end of the Brexit transition period 

About the scheme

Terms of service

The International Student Support & UKVI Compliance Team terms of service.

Our terms of service