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Information for returning students

We hope you're as excited as we are about your return.

Before you can continue your studies, you need to enrol.

Step 1: Online registration

Step 2: Enrolment confirmation

If you need a visa to study with us, and anything has changed since you last enrolled, we will arrange a Right to Study appointment to verify your visa and immigration documents in-person. We are asked to do this by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Your appointment will happen after your studies have started again.

Step 1: Online registration

Online registration opens from Monday 10 August 2020.

We recommend you keep a close eye on your UAL email account as that's where we send your enrolment information.

Online registration is how you provide all the information we need to enrol you.

You will (where applicable):

  • confirm we have the correct personal details
  • check your passport upload and let us know about any changes
  • check your course information
  • check your visa and immigration documentation and let us know about any changes
  • pay your tuition fees or provide confirmation of your funding arrangements
  • agree to our enrolment terms and conditions

We'll send you an email once enrolment opens with instructions on what to do next, including how to access online registration.

Step 2: Enrolment confirmation

Once you've submitted your online registration, we'll check your information to make sure we have everything we asked for.

We aim to make all of our checks within 14 working days, but it may take a little longer during busier times. Please be patient. We will contact you as soon as we can.

If we're able to complete your enrolment, we'll send you an email confirmation.

If anything is missing from your online registration, or something is incorrect - your enrolment will be paused. We will email you detailing what you must do next. Please check your inbox regularly.

If you need a visa to study with us, and your visa and immigration documentation has changed since you last enrolled, you will be conditionally enrolled until you attend your Right to Study appointment. Being conditionally enrolled is nothing to worry about. You will be able to recommence your course and access all of the same facilities as fully enrolled students. It is just our way of knowing we still have information to check with you when the time is right.

Right to Study appointment

We will only ask you to attend a Right to Study appointment if you need a visa to study with us, and your visa and immigration documentation has changed since you last enrolled. During the appointment we will verify your visa and immigration documents in-person.

We are asked to do this by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Your appointment will happen after your studies have started again.

We will contact you to say where and when your appointment will happen. We will also let you know exactly what you need to bring to your appointment. You must attend your appointment – it is compulsory.

We will ask everyone attending an appointment to show their current passport and visa. If you have been issued a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), we will ask to see this as well. We need to see the original documents. We cannot accept copies. We may also ask to see other documentation, but this will be confirmed in your appointment invitation.