If you made a Student immigration application using a CAS issued by the University of Essex and have received the decision from the Home Office/UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration), here’s some information about what you should do now.
Congratulations, your Student route application was successful, and you should now have Student immigration permission that allows you to study your course inside the UK. Read all of the information below to find out what you should do now, before you travel.
As a sponsored student, you will have many responsibilities both to us and to the Home Office. Please familiarise yourself with your responsibilities during your studies and read the UKCISA guidance about protecting your Student immigration status.
If you are starting a new course with us but have changed your mind and want to study a different Essex course to the one stated on your CAS or have decided to study at a different institution, do not travel to the UK if you are overseas, contact your Admissions adviser immediately to find out what you need to do. If you have decided to study at a different institution you will need to contact that institution for advice and guidance.
If you receive a refusal or rejection, it is very important that you advise us of the outcome and send us a copy as soon as you receive it.
We are unable to guarantee to sponsor you to make a new Student route application if you have received a refusal or rejection. When we have checked your outcome, if you are still able to start your course as planned, we will need to check if you meet all the requirements to be eligible for our immigration sponsorship. We will let you know what you need to do to request a new CAS if necessary and if any additional documents are required. If we are unable to sponsor you, we will let you know what options may be available to you should you want to study with us in future.
Find out what you should do now, including who to contact and how depending on where you made your application.