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EU Nationals – Visa changes from 1 January 2021

Freedom of movement between the UK and EU ends on 31 December 2020 and from 1st January 2021 the UK will implement a points-based immigration system.

  • International students, including EU, EEA and Swiss citizens, can now apply for a visa to study in the UK in 2021. 
  • All prospective international students, including EU, EEA and Swiss nationals coming to the UK on or after 1 January 2021 for a course longer than 6 months will need to apply to the Student route, or the Child Student route if they are aged between 4-17 years old.
  • EU, EEA and Swiss students and their family members who are resident in the UK by 31 December 2020 are eligible to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme and should not apply under the points-based immigration system. EU citizens must have started living in the UK by 31 December 2020 to be eligible to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme and should apply by 30 June 2021. Students should still apply to the EU Settlement Scheme even if they do not intend to stay in the UK long-term. It is free to apply and applications can be made online on GOV.UK
  • EU, EEA and Swiss students can continue to visit the UK for up to 6 months without applying for a visa and may participate in short term study.

Visa Support

International Student Support & UKVI Compliance Team

New students

The International Student Support team will assist and support you throughout the process of your Student Visa application.

Available support includes:

  • how to make a successful Student Visa application
  • complying with the Student Visa rules during your studies
  • meeting our Student Visa 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 immigration 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 Student Visa 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.

Important Visa Dates for the September Intake

Deposit Payment Deadline: 20 August 2021 (or 03 September 2021 for countries on the differential evidence requirement list)

  • We must recieve your payment of £2000 toward your tuition by this date to provide us enough time to process your CAS. Please find information on how to pay here.

 

Upcoming Webinars

Please see the schedule of upcoming webinars. You can read about the different webinar content and book here.

APRIL

  • CAS Issuing - Wednesday 14 April 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM BST
  • CAS Issuing - Tuesday 27 April 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM BST

MAY

  • Visa Application - Wednesday 5 May 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM BST
  • Visa Application - Tuesday 18 May 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM BST
  • CAS Issuing - Thursday 27 May 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM BST

JUNE

  • Visa Application - Wednesday 16 June 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM BST
  • CAS Issuing - Tuesday 29 June 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM BST

JULY

  • Visa Application - Wednesday 14 July 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM BST
  • CAS Issuing - Tuesday 27 July 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM BST

AUGUST

  • Pre-arrival Information - Tuesday 3 August 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM BST
  • Visa Application - Wednesday 18 August 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM BST
  • CAS Issuing - Thursday 26 August 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM BST

SEPTEMBER

  • Pre-arrival Information - Thursday 2 September 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM BST

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.

What to do when you get your offer letter

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

I have my offer letter

Student Visas

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

About Student visas

Arriving in the UK

Find our more about what to do once you have your visa or have arrived in the UK.

Arrival Help

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