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Frequently Asked Questions - International

If you are an international student, it is likely that you will have many questions about University in the UK. Below are some of the questions which we regularly receive, along with our answers.

Once you’ve found the course you’d like to apply for, it’s important to check that you have the right entry requirements. You can view your Country’s entry requirements here: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/your-country/

Please note that entry requirements will vary depending on which programme you wish to apply for.

We accept a wide variety of international qualifications. If you’re not sure about which course you’d like to study, or have any questions about what we offer, please contact our team international@wlv.ac.uk

We advise you to apply as early as possible to maximise your chances of success. You should also take into consideration the time it takes to obtain visa clearance and make any other arrangements you need to before a lengthy stay in the UK.

We accept a wide variety of international qualifications. If you’re not sure about which course you’d like to study, or have any questions about what we offer, please contact our International team international@wlv.ac.uk 

There are three ways to apply: 

1) Direct to the University

You’ll need to complete an online application form and submit it, along with scans of your original academic transcripts and certificates. If you require any assistance our regional officers/managers will be able to support, please email our team:international@wlv.ac.uk 

2) Through a country representative (agent)

Our in-country representatives can help you make your application and apply for a visa, as well as offering important advice on travel, living in the UK and studying abroad.

3) Through UCAS

If you’re applying for an undergraduate degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND), you can apply through the UK’s Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). There is a charge for applying through UCAS - please see the UCAS website for full details and methods of payment.

To find out the cost of tuition fees for your chosen course, you can check the individual course page on our Course Finder: www.wlv.ac.uk/courses

Tuition fees cost for courses starting in 2020/21

  • Undergraduate full-time courses £12,250
  • Postgraduate taught full-time courses £13,650
  • Postgraduate full-time courses for Business School From £13,650
  • Postgraduate taught full time courses with Professional Placement: £14,834 per academic year

For more details, visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international/fees

Students are required to hold an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each component in order to enter our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes directly.

However, if you don’t hold this score, don’t worry.  One of our intensive English courses will help you meet the requirements. For more information on the International Academy, visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/ia

We currently accept IELTS indicator, Password skills test, TOEFL IBT (test of English as a foreign language), Cambridge Linguaskills – you can find the complete list by using this link - https://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/international-academy/english-at-the-international-academy/language-entry-requirements/

We no longer offer duolingo – you can find the complete list by using this link - https://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/international-academy/english-at-the-international-academy/language-entry-requirements/

 

 

The checklist below outlines some of the types of documentation you may need to provide with your application:

  • Copy of passport/visa pages only
  • Academic transcript - Officially stamped and translated copies of your certificates and transcripts of previous study
  • Certificate of English proficiency – Official copies of proof of English language, including IELTS or GCSE English equivalent
  • Personal statement - One page explaining why you want to do this programme and why you want to study at the University of Wolverhampton)
  • Reference letters, or details of named referee - official academic references on letter headed or stamped paper

Please note, not every document may be required in your particular case.

You can still apply even if you haven't yet received your final transcript or your Certificate of English proficiency. You will receive a conditional offer which will state what qualifications and grades you will need to achieve in order to meet our entry requirements. Once you have received evidence of obtaining your qualifications you can upload them to our E-Vision portal after which you will receive an unconditional offer once all conditions have been met.

All overseas applicants are required to pay a £3,000 deposit or provide a satisfactory guarantee from your Embassy Sponsor.

All overseas applicants are required to pay a £3,000 deposit or provide a satisfactory guarantee from your Embassy Sponsor.

There are different ways you can pay your study deposit, you can pay using our e-payment, western union or by bank transfer. https://www.wlv.ac.uk/apply/funding-costs-fees-and-support/how-to-pay/

If you are paying by bank transfer then the University does not issue a standard receipt of funds so you will need to check with your bank the payment has cleared, if you are paying online or over the phone direct to the University then you should receive payment confirmation from the University.

All overseas applicants are required to pay a £3,000 deposit or provide a satisfactory guarantee from your Embassy Sponsor.

There are several ways in which you can pay your fees. Note that all payments should be made in pounds sterling. Once you have paid your deposit and secured your visa, you may want to pay more or all of your remaining tuition fees before you leave home.

You can also arrange to pay the remaining fees when you arrive for enrolment.

You can choose to: 1) pay in full 2) pay in instalments (three equal instalments).

How to pay?

A) Pay online Pay in advance using our ePayment facility. Please quote your University student number, name and date of birth when making any payments to the University. All major credit cards are accepted – details are on the ePayment page

B) Pay by bank transfer Bank-to-bank transfer is one of the quickest ways to make payment. Please see the ‘University of Wolverhampton Notification of Payment Advice’ form included with your acceptance letter from the International Office. You can also download the notification of payment form.

C) Credit/Debit Card

D) Cheque

E) Direct Debit All payments should be made payable to ‘The University of Wolverhampton’. Please remember cash should not be sent through the post and will be not be accepted for payment of fees and accommodation. 

We offer a wide range of scholarships available to students who can demonstrate academic and personal excellence. Further information can be found on our website https://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/international-scholarships/

It is important to carefully consider the financial implications of studying in the United Kingdom. In additional to paying tuition fees, you will need to cover your living expenses, including accommodation, food, heating, travel, books and stationery.

Living costs
 
All students must provide UKVI with evidence they can pay their living costs, maintenance, and tuition fees. You will need to provide evidence of 9 months of living expenses at £1,023 per month (£9,207 per year).
 
  • If your course lasts for less than nine months, you will need £1,023 per month of the course (eg. for six months, you need £6,138). Remember: this is in addition to the outstanding balance of your tuition fees.
  • If you will be bringing dependants with you to the UK, you will also need to meet a financial requirement as part of your visa application. Dependants are required to have £680 per month (e.g. £6,120 for a nine month course or £4,080 for a six month course).

The UK Border Agency requires you to have a minimum amount of savings in your bank account before it will issue you with a student visa to enable you to study in the UK. More information can be found on the UKCISA website

You can submit your application for September 2021 now. Please visit the course page, where you will find details about when the next intakes are for each programmes

Part-time study options are not available for international students due to visa requirements

As per the government’s advice above, students will be required to have their accommodation pre-arranged or pre-booked ahead of travelling to the UK.  Your health, safety and wellbeing as well as that of all our students and staff is important to us, and for this reason, we are advising students joining us this autumn to stay in university accommodation.
 
Please note that the university cannot allow students to stay in university halls for the 14 day quarantine only, if you intend to stay with relatives during your studies. Only students intending on staying in university owned accommodation for their studies will be be able to quarantine in university halls.

All students will be able to apply for their accommodation by using the on line booking system through e-vision (go to the navigation bar and click on My Tasks) the instructions on how to apply are online. If you have any queries, contact our accommodation team directly Cityaccommodationhub@wlv.ac.uk 

The United Kingdom (UK) left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020. 

In this page, we aim to provide answers to some frequently asked questions regarding Brexit www.wlv.ac.uk/international/europe/

We want to reassure you that we are closely monitoring international responses around the world and this might impact your ability to start your studies in September/October such as what is happening in your home country; travel restrictions globally; the safety of international travel and visa processing availability. Further information can also be obtained at:

For your CAS to be released, you need to attend a credibility interview carried out by the University of Wolverhampton.

If you have already attended your credibility interview, then your agent will be able to request for your CAS. You will need to have your bank statement to show your funds and a valid tuberculosis certificate.  

You need to meet the conditions on your offer letter before you can proceed to the next stage – CAS Stage​

  • Academic transcripts and or certificate​
  • Evidence of English language ​
  • Personal statement​
  • Academic reference​
  • Copy of your passport page​
  • Paying your study deposit  - £3000 GBP

Example: 

Item

Cost GBP

Notes

Tuition Fee​

£12,250 

This is the fee for the LLB (Hons) Law with placement LLB (Hons) Law with placement. You can search for other programmes by going to www.wlv.ac.uk/courses ​

Tuition Fee Deposit​

£3,000​

Students must pay their tuition fee deposit (£3,000) before we can process their visa application​

Remaining Tuition fee​

£9,250​

Although students must have this amount in place for their visa application, you can either pay this in full during registration or set up a payment plan and spread the cost over 3 months.​

Living Costs​

£9,135​

This is the amount as estimated by the UK Visa and Immigration (if you are studying outside of London) - £1,015 per month for 9 months. London -11,385 living expenses or £1,265 for every month of the course if your course is less than 9 months​

TOTAL REQUIRED FOR VISA APPLICATION

£18,385

The money will be required to be in the student’s own bank account or parents/legal guardian for 28 days minimum before they apply for their visa. This is checked our dedicated team before releasing CAS​

 

The outcome of the credibility interview will be shared with the CAS team directly. 

blYou will still need to pay the immigration health surcharge when you make your Student Route visa application. This entitles you to use the NHS once you are in the UK.


More information on immigration health surcharges

The process of arranging your CAS number will begin when it is less than three months before your course starts and when you have accepted an Unconditional offer.

Note: Students should try to make sure they are ready for a visa application. This includes maintaining suitable funds in their accounts in readiness for a visa application, and applying for a TB certificate if applicable.

You will not need a CAS or a visa to start studying remotely, however, you will need to obtain a Student Route visa before you can travel to the UK.

You cannot apply for a Student Route visa without a CAS, the university is required to monitor your academic engagement regardless of whether you have applied for or received your visa.

Once you have accepted your unconditional offer of a place, we will check your documentation to ensure that you will be eligible to obtain a visa and subject to you having the appropriate finances in place, we will issue you with a CAS. Further guidance on visas is available here on our Visa and Immigration pages. Visa decisions will be made by the UKVI

We will be monitoring your progress through your attendance, engagement with the online sessions via canvas and other resources we are offering. We will also monitor your submission to assessments. You must maintain both your attendance and your engagement in order to maintain compliance with the conditions of your visa.

If you are starting your course online in your home country, we will monitor your engagement and this will be taken into account.

Your responsibilities:

  • Provide us with your passport and visa/biometric ID card when you enrol on e-vision
  • Keep your contact details up to date with us and with the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI).
  • Ensure that you attend all of your classes, tutorials and lectures
  • Ensure that you seek permission for any absences, if you are leaving the country you MUST let the university know.
  • Check your University WLV email account regularly for information and updates.
  • Don't not work over 20 hours per week. 

You also need to comply with University requirements to ensure we are able to continue sponsoring you as student. If you don’t follow these conditions your visa may be cancelled and you may have to leave the UK and you could also have future visa applications refused. 

Current UK Government guidance requires anyone who is not from a country on the travel corridor exemption list to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in the UK. For further information and a full list of exempt countries, please visit the Government website. If you are travelling from a country not exempt, we will provide you with the guidance and information you need, along with a BU point of contact to help you with any information or support you might require during the 14 days of self-isolation.

To enrol you need to go to the e:Vision log in, add your 7 digit student number ID ******* and the password you would have been asked to create when you last logged in. You must enrol by the deadline given on e:Vision

Enrolment instructions

Enrolment will be available closer to your course start date. Before you enrol, you must register for an IT account. Once you have accepted the terms and conditions for using our IT services, you will be able to continue with your enrolment. Once you are registered, you can enrol.

  • Login to your e:Vision account.
  • Follow the Enrolment link and the instructions on screen.
  • You will be prompted to enter your personal and contact information, including uploading a copy of your passport and visa to your record. Please make sure that your details are up-todate, as details you provide will be used to contact you. Check that the details of your course and fee status are correct.
  • Once all this is complete, you can go ahead and confirm your enrolment!

Problems with E-Vision

If you have problems logging on, once you click forgotten your password a temporary one will be sent to your email address that you used to register. Once you have this you can then log in and then reset your password.

If you don’t remember your password, just use the forgotten password link and follow the instructions and a new temporary one will be sent to your gmail/hotmail email address you have provided us on your application. 

If you have any further issues please log a helpcall using the link on your enrolment page, you must complete all of the tiles.

You will need to download myWLV app– myWLV is where you will find your personalised timetable. It also offers you information about assessment deadlines, email, VLE topic subscriptions, and links to key resources. 

To enrol you need to go to the e:Vision log in, add your 7 digit student number ID ******* and the password you would have been asked to create when you last logged in. 

Log onto E-Vision

If you have problems logging on, once you click forgotten your password a temporary one will be sent to your email address that you used to register. Once you have this you can then log in and then reset your password.

If you don’t remember your password, just use the forgotten password link and follow the instructions and a new temporary one will be sent to your gmail/hotmail email address you have provided us on your application. 

If you have any further issues please log a helpcall using the link on your enrolment page, you must complete all of the tile

Your Biometric Residence Permit will be delivered to the post office specified on the letter you will have received when your visa was granted.

If it is the Wolverhampton post office, it is quite close to both the University campus and to the train station. If you have a smartphone, you will be able to access walking directions from one of the mapping applications. Alternatively, you may wish to find directions on the internet before you travel to the post office.

The address of the post office in Wolverhampton is 31 - 49 Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 1EQ

Please note: if you are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arriving in the UK, you should make arrangements to collect your BRP card AFTER you have completed the self-isolation.

You do not need to worry about the requirement of collecting within 10 working days of arriving in the UK.

 

Opening a bank account

There are many banks with branches in Wolverhampton, and some offer special deals to students.

To open a UK bank account you will need at least your: passport ‘Letter of Introduction to UK Banking Facilities’. You can request this through e:Vision once you are fully enrolled.

How to get a bank letter?

Once you are enrolled they can download a copy of their Bank Letter through the ‘official letter’ tab on E-vision.

Please note, this will only be produced once so you should only request the bank letter when you are ready to print it or are going to visit the bank. If you need to request another bank letter- you will need to speak to your faculty student services

Incorrect name

If you would like to update your name on your student record because it is incorrect you will need to log a help desk call with the correct name and evidence of this ie. BRP/Passport photo