All students on a Tier 4 or Student route visa must attend all teaching or supervisory sessions. Take part in all aspects of your course set by your faculty, including completing any assignments or in class tests so you make good progress. This is both for taught modules and independent study such as a dissertation or research project.
- During term time you are expected to attend your course. Travel outside of the UK should only take place outside of term time.
- If you cannot attend part of your course, for example for up to 1 week due to an emergency or sickness, you must get permission from your module leader/s.
- If you need to take time out of your studies for a longer period, please contact ISAT to obtain visa advice. You may need to apply for Approved Temporary Withdrawal and leave the UK.
- Live locally or be able to travel to campus for all teaching and learning on campus. We recommend no more than 1 hour traveling time. If you live further away than this, the University may contact you to check you are able to attend all teaching or supervisory sessions.
- Adhere to all of the University's Regulations for Study, including the Student Visa Engagement Policy.
- Keep your contact details (name, UK and home address, phone number) up to date on your Student Information page.
- The University must keep a record of your current passport and visa. If you get a new passport or visa, you must send a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. This includes if you get a BRP replacement.
- Check your Brookes email address and respond to any requests from University staff. This is particularly important if you receive emails from International Student Compliance Team (ISCT) or International Student AdviceTeam (ISAT) relating to your visa.
You must not work more hours per week than allowed on your visa.
The semester dates webpage shows the start and end of the semester.
|Type of course||Hours permitted in semester time||Work permitted during holiday time||Travel permitted|
|Foundation or English language students||10 hours in any week starting on a Monday and finishing on a Sunday||Yes, full time||Yes in holiday time|
|Undergraduate or postgraduate taught students|
20 hours in any week starting on a Monday and finishing on a Sunday
|Yes, full time|
For Postgraduate students who have a dissertation module registered covering the summer semester or throughout January, this time is semester time, not holiday.
|Yes in holiday time|
|Research degrees||20 hours in any week starting on a Monday and finishing on a Sunday||Yes, 20 hours (same as semester)||Contact Research Degrees team|
If you need to apply for a visa extension for retakes or after a period of Approved Temporary Withdrawal (ATW), contact us at least 2 months before your visa expires. ISAT will help you with this process, but you must make your application before your current visa expires if you are eligible to apply inside the UK and are planning to do so, otherwise you will become an ‘overstayer’. You may have to stop studying and the University may report you to the UKVI.
- If you need to take time out of your studies, you will need to apply for Approved Temporary Withdrawal and leave the UK. We will report this to the UKVI who will curtail (cut short) your visa and you will have 60 days in which to leave the UK. When you want to come back to finish studying, you will need to apply for a new CAS and for a new visa.
If you have any questions about any of the above procedures, contact ISAT.