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Immigration information for international students at the Institute of Continuing Education

  • Part-time courses at the Institute of Education require attendance at short teaching sessions in Cambridge (also referred to as residentials, workshops or day schools depending on the course). International students should be aware of immigration considerations to attend these sessions.

  • For most courses, students will be able to travel to the UK and attend the teaching sessions as a visitor to the UK. Information on coming to the UK as a visitor, including whether you need to apply for a visa in advance of travel, is outlined on the International Students website. Prospective students are also advised to check the visa information for specific course types outlined below.

  • In line with UK Home Office requirements, the University will be required to verify your status in the UK. You will be asked to present relevant documents, which will be retained for your record, prior to studying

  • If you already have UK immigration permission in another category, you may be able to undertake your course on that. You will need to provide evidence of this during the admissions process.

  • Please note: the University does not provide student visa sponsorship for part-time study undertaken at the Institute of Continuing Education.

  • Students must apply in sufficiently good time for the appropriate visa to ensure they are able to start and complete their course of study at the Institute of Continuing Education. Entry to the UK is at the discretion of UK Visas and Immigration and Border Force at the port of entry. The University cannot accept responsibility for decisions made by these government agencies.

Part-time Masters Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates

  • Students registered on a part-time Master of Studies (MSt), Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma will be able to attend the short teaching sessions with a visitor status in the UK. Entry to the UK as a visitor has a number of expectations and restrictions which you should consider carefully.
  • Further information is provided on the International Students website and prospective students are advised to read this in full.
  • Students attending sessions taking place at intervals across the year with a visitor status are expected not to remain in the UK for extended periods. The majority of study must be undertaken outside the UK and generally students will be required to leave the UK at the end of each session and return for the next. As a visitor on a course of more than 6 months, it is not possible to make the UK your main study location or residence, or make frequent or successive visits to stay in the UK for extended periods.

Pre-Masters

  • As the Pre-Masters is a full-time course, students will be sponsored for a student visa. Detailed information on applying for this visa and students’ responsibilities under a student visa is outlined on the International Students website.

Undergraduate Certificates and Diplomas

  • Students on undergraduate certificates and diplomas where attendance is required in Cambridge once a term will be able to attend the short teaching sessions with a visitor status in the UK.
  • Entry to the UK as a visitor has a number of expectations and restrictions which you should consider carefully.
  • Further information is provided on the International Students website and prospective students are advised to read this in full.
  • Students attending sessions taking place at intervals across the year with a visitor status are expected not to remain in the UK for extended periods. The majority of study is undertaken outside the UK and generally students will be required to leave the UK at the end of each session and return for the next. As a visitor on a course of more than 6 months, it is not possible to make the UK your main study location or residence, or make frequent or successive visits to stay in the UK for extended periods.
  • Where attendance on an undergraduate certificate or diploma is required more regularly than once a term, it is not possible to undertake this course as a visitor. This is because the course structure does not meet the requirements under the visitor immigration route. This means it will not be possible to undertake the course unless the student holds a UK visa in another category which permits study, for example a work visa.

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