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Information for offer holders

If you have completed your application to St Mary’s and have been accepted onto one of our Study Abroad or Erasmus+ programmes, you will receive an offer letter detailing the next steps you will need to take. 

Please note that depending on which programme you have been accepted on, the steps to be taken may differ. 

Study Abroad programmes

Book accommodation

Please follow the steps outlined in the offer letter email sent to you by St Mary’s. You must comply with the deadline specified. If you have any difficulties complying with the deadline, please contact studyabroad@stmarys.ac.uk as soon as possible. 

To check the types of rooms offered, please check our accommodation pages.

While we strive to offer you your preferred accommodation, this is not always possible and on-campus accommodation may be limited and is therefore not guaranteed.

Visa

If you are a non-EEA national, you will normally need a visa to study in the UK. 

There are two visa options available to Study Abroad Students: Student Visitor Visa or Tier 4 Student Visa.

If you are intending to study with us for only one semester and not take any form of employment (paid or unpaid, this includes work placements/service learning) you can come to the UK as a Student Visitor. More information can be found on the Student Visitor pages. If you will be coming to the UK as a Student Visitor, please pay close attention to the section on what a Student Visitor Visa looks like.

If you plan to take a job, internship or work-placement, or will be studying for two semesters, you will need to obtain a Tier 4 Student Visa. More information can be found on the Tier 4 Student Visa pages. If you intend to apply for a Tier 4 visa, please do not apply for your visa until St Mary’s issues you with a CAS.

All students are responsible for ensuring they understand the visa process and the requirements. Please contact studentvisas@stmarys.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Internship

If you wish to take one of our Workplace Learning Internship modules, you need to notify studyabroad@stmarys.ac.uk by no later than May 30th 2017 (for the September-December semester or full year) or October 15th 2017 (for the January-May semester)

A Tier 4 visa will be required to undertake the Internship.

Module and course selection

Please fill out the Module Choice Form and return it to studyabroad@stmarys.ac.uk by the date specified in the offer letter email. A list of modules offered can be found within this section.

You will receive your timetable upon your arrival at St Mary’s.

Flights and airport pick-up

Please fill out the Flight Information Form and return it to studyabroad@stmarys.ac.uk by the date specified in the Offer letter email. 

You should aim to arrive at London Heathrow Airport on the morning of the arrival day and be at the ‘Meeting Point’ in Terminal 3 by 12 noon local time. We will arrange a coach collection from Heathrow Airport for all who can meet at the ‘Meeting Point’ in Terminal 3 by 12 noon. 

Please let us know as soon as possible if you are having any difficulties arriving in time for the coach collection. 

Online registration

Complete your online registration for IT access and ID card by the date specified in the offer letter email.

Confirmation of offer letter

You will be sent a Confirmation of Offer letter. Please bring the Confirmation of Offer letter with you and present it to the Border Force Officer at Passport Control when you enter the UK.

Workplace learning documents

If you have applied for the Study Abroad + Internship programme or wish to take any of the Workplace Learning Internship modules, you must complete your Workplace Learning Internship documents which will be sent to you by St Mary’s. 

If your internship involves working with children or vulnerable adults, you will be required to undergo a DBS check (police records check), which will require you to obtain a letter from your local police station at home confirming that you do not have a criminal record.  Forms for completion will be sent to you by St Mary’s. It is very important that you comply with all deadlines specified.

DBS check

If you have applied for the Study Abroad + Teacher Traineeship programme, you will be required to undergo a DBS check (police records check), which will require you to obtain a letter from your local police station at home confirming that you do not have a criminal record.  

Forms for completion will be sent to you by St Mary’s. It is very important that you comply with all deadlines specified.


Erasmus+

Accommodation

Unfortunately, St Mary’s is unable to offer on-campus accommodation to students studying through the Erasmus+ programme. You can find advice on finding off-campus accommodation on our accommodation pages or by contacting accommodation@stmarys.ac.uk.

Learning agreement

Once you have been accepted onto the Erasmus+ programme at St Mary’s, you will need to fill out a Learning Agreement. This will be attached to the Offer letter email sent to you.

Internship

If you wish to take one of our Workplace Learning Internship modules, you need to notify studyabroad@stmarys.ac.uk by no later than 30th May 2017 (for the September-December semester or full year) or 15th October 2017 (for the January-May semester). The list of Workplace Learning Internship modules offered can be found here.

Flights and airport pick-up

Please fill out the Flight Information Form and return it to studyabroad@stmarys.ac.uk by the date specified in the Offer letter email. 

You should aim to arrive at London Heathrow Airport on the morning of the arrival day and be at the ‘Meeting Point’ in Terminal 3 by 12 noon local time. We will arrange a coach collection from Heathrow Airport for all who can meet at the ‘Meeting Point’ in Terminal 3 by 12 noon. 

Please let us know as soon as possible if you are having any difficulties arriving in time for the coach collection. 

Online registration

Complete your online registration for IT access and ID card by date specified in the offer letter email.