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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

1) 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.

2) Visa

If you are a citizen of a non-EEA (European Economic Area) country, you will need a visa to study in the UK. All students are responsible for ensuring they understand the visa process and requirements. If you require a visa, you will either need a Tier 4 or short-term study visa.  Please read the guidance below to ensure you receive the correct permission to study in the UK. The information below is for guidance only and should not be considered legal advice.

Tier 4 student visas

You will need to obtain a Tier 4 Student Visa if:

  • you will be taking an internship; and/or
  • you will be studying at St Mary’s for two semesters

The Tier 4 visa has additional requirements to the short-term study (student visitor) visa. If you know you will be applying for a Tier 4 visa, the St Mary’s Admissions team will be in touch with more details about next steps. You cannot apply for your Tier 4 visa more than 3 months before the beginning of your course. Please do not apply for your visa until St Mary’s has issued you with a CAS.

Short-term study visas

If you are intending to study with us for only one semester and you are not taking an internship, you can come to the UK as a short-term student (sometimes also called a student visitor).

Nationals from some countries will need to apply for the short-term study visa before they arrive in the UK. You can check if you need a visa by visiting https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa. If this site says you DO NOT need a visa, you are a non-visa national. If you DO need a visa, you are a visa national.

3) Module 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.

4) 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. 

5) Online registration

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

6) 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.

7) 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.

8) 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+

1) Accommodation

St Mary’s University in unable to guarantee on-campus accommodation to students studying on the Erasmus+ programme. This is particularly true in the autumn semester. Please be aware of common scams in the private accommodation sector, and avoid deals that seem too good to be true. The Accommodation Office provides advice and listings to help you find private-sector accommodation, including rooms in houses and shared and single occupancy flats. Please contact the Accommodation Office for further guidance.  

2) 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.

3) 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. 

4) Online registration

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