International Students Enrolment Information

If you are an international* student and are going to be studying in the UK at one of our University campuses, you will be subject to personalised enrolment checks on your respective campus before you are able to complete online enrolment.

Please note that information on this page is subject to change for different intakes and in line with updates to policy and process. Therefore, you are advised to continue to check back for updates.

*If you are an EEA/Swiss national or from the Channel Islands or Isle of Mann, you will be able to enrol online once you have paid or are in a position to pay the amount specified on your offer letter or are able to provide evidence that arrangements have been made to pay your tuition fees. Please visit the following link for more information:http://finance.southwales.ac.uk/

New Students

If you are an international student attending the University of South Wales for the first time or you have studied with us previously and are progressing to a course at a higher level (i.e. from undergraduate to postgraduate level), before you will be able to enrol online you must:

Collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card from Immigration and International Student Advice if you are a student being sponsored under the Tier 4 Points Based System (PBS). For further information, please follow the link: http://intsupport.southwales.ac.uk/BIDs/

Attend your campus induction and enrolment session.

Your campus for your induction session is as indicated in your admissions email. Please visit the following link for full details of the timetable of the induction and enrolment sessions:http://southwales.ac.uk/getting-started/

Complete personalised enrolment checks. At your enrolment session, you will be expected to provide originals of the following documentation, which will be copied and scanned and kept on your student record:

o Valid Passport
o Valid Visa/BRP card
o Valid ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) Certificate (if required)

You may also bring copies of your:

o CAS Statement letter

If you are an international non-EU student, studying on a Tier 4 visa at one of our South Wales campuses, you must have a commutable term time address in the South Wales/South West area in order to attend the University. Therefore, you will also be expected to provide contact details including:

o your overseas ‘home’ address
o your UK ‘term-time’ address
o a UK telephone number

Once you have completed online enrolment, you will be issued with your Student ID card. The University of South Wales Student SMART ID card is multi-purpose and acts as your University identification, Library card, Door Entry card and allows you access to University services and facilities. For more information, please visit the following link:http://sasstudent.southwales.ac.uk/ole/id_cards/

International Welcome Week
If you are attending the University of South Wales for the first time, you are encouraged to attend International Welcome Week. This is a programme of events and activities to welcome you to the University and to studying in the UK. It is organised and run by Immigration and International Student Advice and feedback from past students show attendance makes your transition to the UK easier and better prepares you for social and academic success. For more details, please follow this link:http://international.southwales.ac.uk/pre-departure/international-arrival-services/international-welcome-programme/

Immigration and International Student Advice
International student advice and provision is offered by University of South Wales staff sited on both the Treforest and City campuses. For advice and guidance on immigration matters, Arrival Services and the International Welcome Programme please visit their Essential pre-departure information via this link:http://international.southwales.ac.uk/pre-departure/

Returning Students

If you are an international student returning to enrol on the next year of your course at the University of South Wales, or you are required to repeat elements of your course, before you will be able to enrol online you must:

Pay 50% of your course fees. Please visit the following link for more information about how to pay:http://finance.southwales.ac.uk/pay_online/ or contact Revenue on 01443 483340. If you are a sponsored student, please bring confirmation of payment of fees or evidence of who is paying your fees i.e. a letter from your sponsor.

Attend your campus induction programme to enrol on the next year of your course. For more information on the induction and enrolment timetable, please visit the following link:http://southwales.ac.uk/getting-started/

Complete personalised enrolment checks.

At your enrolment session, you will be expected to provide originals of the following documentation, which will be copied and scanned and kept on your student record:

o Valid Passport
o Valid Visa/BRP card
o Valid ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) Certificate (if required)

If you are an international non-EU student, studying on a Tier 4 visa at one of our South Wales campuses, you must have a commutable term time address in the South Wales/South West area in order to attend the University. Therefore, you will also be expected to provide contact details including:

o your overseas ‘home’ address
o your UK ‘term-time’ address
o a UK telephone number

You will not be issued with a new Student ID card. The Student ID card issued to you when you first enrolled at the University will be valid for the duration of your studies. If you card has been lost or stolen, please visit the following link for more information:http://sasstudent.southwales.ac.uk/ole/id_cards/

Attendance and Engagement Requirements for Tier 4 Sponsored Students

If you are a student being sponsored under Tier 4, as well as making sure your class attendance and submission requirements are met, you will also be required to scan your attendance every 7 days during term time. Term times can vary depending on the course you are studying so it is important that you check the dates with your campus administration team or your course leader.

The University’s biometric attendance monitoring system will use mathematical algorithms to read and recognise your finger and so you will be invited to register your fingerprint. Please visit the following link for more information on why and how the University monitors attendance for international students:http://sasstudent.southwales.ac.uk/tier4/

Full-time Postgraduate Students starting in September
If you enrol onto a full-time postgraduate course, which commences in September and you are studying on a Tier 4 visa, you are expected to remain in the UK, specifically within South Wales, until your course completion date, adhering to compulsory University Tier 4 attendance monitoring procedures for the duration of your course.

Further information about your responsibilities as a Tier 4 sponsored student can be found by visiting the following link:http://intsupport.southwales.ac.uk/pointbasedsystem/

Student Absence
It is not expected that students on undergraduate or postgraduate taught courses should request absence from their studies. However, there may be exceptional and/or unforeseen circumstances that may require a student to be absent from studies. For more information about the University’s Student Absence policy, please visit the following link:http://sasstudent.southwales.ac.uk/studentabsence/

For more general information about Online Enrolment at University of South Wales, please visit the link: http://sasstudent.southwales.ac.uk/ole/