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We’re delighted that you have applied to study at Bath Spa University. You can find some useful information below on what to expect next.
Not applied yet? Head to our how to apply pages to get the information you need before applying to study with us.
Documents - we may request additional documentation
Qualifications and certificates We benchmark all non-UK qualifications using the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC). If your qualification and transcript are not in English, we’ll request a certified translation.
A Level and IB Diploma results
If you have taken A Levels or the IB Diploma, and require a Tier 4 Student visa to study in the UK, you will be required to submit a print out of your qualification or transcript results from the awarding body’s online checking service which clearly shows:
the title of the award,
the date of the award, and
the name of the awarding body
In addition, IB Diploma results should be sent through to the University via the International Baccalaureate Organization’s IBIS portal. Please read our instructions on how to do this.
Fee status questionnaire We’ll assess your fee status after you submit your application. You may be asked to complete a Fee Status Questionnaire and provide requested documentation. Our fee status team will make an assessment based on UKCISA guidelines and email it to you. If you have any questions about this process, email email@example.com.
Immigration history questionnaire If you require a Tier 4 visa, we may ask you to complete an Immigration History Questionnaire. The UK Council for International Students (UKCISA) provides lots of helpful information.
Got your visa?
Over the years, we have helped hundreds of international students understand the visa application process. And our friendly International Liaison Team is here for you too, ensuring that you complete the visa process with ease. We'll be happy to hear from you.
Once you’ve received an unconditional offer, you’ll be contacted by Student Accommodation to arrange your accommodation. You’ll also be given pre-departure information. We’ll give you an arrival date so make sure your flights are booked to coincide with that date.
Preparing to come to the UK
We'll email you all the information you need well in advance of your arrival. Included will be helpful information about booking flights, opening a UK bank account and available transportation services to Bath from both Bristol and London Heathrow airports.
Your own bank at home may have a relationship with a bank in the UK. Find out what their advice is and what methods of transferring or accessing money abroad are available for you. Make sure you find out the cost and security measures of each method.