Online enrolment for Tier 4 and non-EEA students

New International and non-EEA national students 

Please read the following information carefully, this will explain the process for your Right to Study check and completing your enrolment at the University of Plymouth, or University of Plymouth International College (UPIC).


 


If you are a new student with a Tier 4 visa

Once you arrive in the UK or in Plymouth, please contact us by emailing UKVI-Reporting@plymouth.ac.uk to confirm this. 

We will send you a link to an online form to complete which will allow you to securely upload a copy of your current passport photo page and current Tier 4 visa vignette (pasted in your passport).

Once we have received your documents and checked that they are the correct documents to permit study at the University of Plymouth, we will update your record to allow online enrolment. If we require any further documents or information we will let you know.

We will contact you by email to confirm when you can complete your online enrolment, and to explain any other required steps. Please allow 5 working days for this process to be completed in the peak enrolment period.

Please note that you cannot complete the right to study check until you have arrived in the UK, as your Tier 4 leave will not have been activated.

Receiving your Tier 4 BRP (Biometric Residence Permit) and providing a copy to the University

More information about obtaining your BRP.

IMPORTANT: When you complete online enrolment it is essential that you complete your local term time address in Plymouth and your email address accurately. Without this information you may not receive your BRP.

If you are living in University accommodation please ensure you complete your full address, for example your room number and the Hall name, not just “University of Plymouth”.

If you are a new student with a different type of visa or immigration permission, or you are required to scan a British or EU/EEA passport as you have dual nationality

When you are ready to complete online enrolment please contact us by emailing UKVI-Reporting@plymouth.ac.uk to confirm this. 

We will send you a link to an online form to complete which will allow you to securely upload a copy of your current passport photo page and current immigration permission, for example Leave to Remain, ILR, Short Term Student stamp, BRP etc. where applicable.

Once we have received your documents and checked that they permit study at the University of Plymouth, we will update your record to allow online enrolment. If we require any further documents or information we will let you know.

We will contact you by email to confirm when you can complete your online enrolment, and to explain any other required steps. Please allow 5 working days for this process to be completed in the peak enrolment period. 

Please note that the nationality you have entered on your UCAS form, or other application form, is the official record of your nationality that you have provided to the University when submitting your application. If you hold dual nationality and have entered a non-EEA nationality when you applied, we will ask that you complete the Right to Study check to provide an alternative passport etc. Once you have enrolled, if you wish to change the nationality shown on your student record you are welcome to ask your faculty to do this for you, but we will not change it prior to enrolment and prior to the Right to Study check.

If you are a new Tier 4 student who will commence studies online

If your faculty have agreed to you studying as a temporary remote online learner in semester one, and you will become a Tier 4 visa holder and travel to Plymouth for semester two, then it is likely that we already have this information. 

We may check that you are currently outside the UK and then will update your record to allow online enrolment. We will contact you by email to confirm when you can complete your online enrolment, and to explain any other required steps.

If you are a new student with other immigration permission who will commence studies online

If you will be studying online in semester one but are not a Tier 4 student, please contact us by emailing UKVI-Reporting@plymouth.ac.uk to confirm you are studying remotely. 

If you already have your immigration documents we may then ask you to upload them securely via an online form. 

Once we have received your documents and checked that they are the correct documents to permit study at the University of Plymouth, we will update your record to allow online enrolment. If we require any further documents or information we will let you know.

We will contact you by email to confirm when you can complete your online enrolment. Please allow 5 working days for this process to be completed in the peak enrolment period.

Returning Tier 4 and non-EEA national students 

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the arrangements for returning students Right to Study check (scanning your passport and visa) have been altered for this academic year. Instead of asking you to attend a location on campus to scan your passport and visa (where applicable), we will be emailing all returning Tier 4 and other non-EEA national students a short online form to complete. 

The form is to assist us with determining where you are at the moment, if you are outside of the UK, when do you anticipate returning and have you made any travel arrangements yet. We also ask, if you are planning on returning to the UK to enrol in September, if you are ready for the UKVI Compliance team to now check your immigration documents.

If you respond (on the form) to confirm this, we will check the immigration documents that were scanned for you last year, and add the necessary information to your student record to permit online enrolment. We will tell you when this has been done and you can proceed with online enrolment.

This is possible now only because of a temporary concession that UKVI have put in place, once the concession is withdrawn we will ask you to attend scanning in person again when you progress to the next stage of your studies, if it is safe to do so at that time. 

If you do not intend to return to Plymouth in September, or if you do not respond to the online form, or if your faculty have not confirmed your progression to the next stage of your studies, then we will not proceed with this. If any of your documents (passport, visa etc.) have expired, then we also will not proceed and will ask you to supply up-to-date documents through a secure form. 

Please note that if your immigration status has changed then you must inform us of this through the online form. 

All returning students were emailed a copy of the online form in August, please check your University email account for this and return it as soon as possible, if you have not already done so.


Please read the following important information:

Please note that the University has put alternative procedures in place this year due to Covid-19, so that the Right to Study check can be completed securely online without the need to come onto campus.

However, if you do experience problems please contact us so we can assist you. We may be able to do this via email or may set up a zoom meeting to talk you though the process, if required.

If you are required to self–isolate due to the restrictions in place in the UK at that time, it is essential that you observe the quarantine period and you must not come onto campus until that has been completed. 

Tier 4 Students

If you are, or will be a Tier 4 visa holder it is essential that you engage fully with your studies right from the start of the semester. This applies whether you are in Plymouth engaging through blended learning, or you are studying online remotely in semester one. It may affect your Tier 4 visa, or our sponsorship of you under Tier 4, if you are not engaging.

It is also important that you complete online enrolment as soon as possible when we have instructed you to do so.