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We’re delighted that you’ve applied to study at St Mary’s! After you have completed your application to St Mary’s as a Study Abroad or Erasmus+ student, you will receive an offer letter detailing the next steps you will need to take. These steps may differ, depending on your programme and nationality.


Study Abroad programmes

Please print out the Confirmation of Offer email you receive and present it to the Border Force Officer at Passport Control when you enter the UK.

If you have applied for the Study Abroad + Internship or Erasmus + Internship pathway, you must provide additional information through the Workplace Learning link that St Mary’s will send you once you have been accepted to the programme. The St Mary’s Workplace Learning team will be in contact with you to finalise your internship placement. It is very important that you meet all specified deadlines.

If your internship involves working with children or vulnerable adults, you may be required to undergo a DBS check (police records check). This requires you to obtain a letter from your local police station at home confirming that you do not have a criminal record. The Workplace Learning team will send you more information about this process.

Please follow the steps outlined in the offer letter email sent to you by the St Mary’s Accommodation Office. 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. On-campus accommodation may be limited and is therefore not guaranteed. We encourage you to apply early in the cycle to increase your chances of getting your first choice.

St Mary’s University in unable to guarantee accommodation to students studying on the Erasmus+ programme. However, we encourage you to apply if you are interested in living on campus as you will be allocated a room if there is availability.

The Accommodation Office provides advice and listings to help Erasmus students find private-sector accommodation, including rooms in houses and shared and single occupancy flats. If you choose to find your own accommodation, please be aware of common scams and avoid deals that seem too good to be true.

If you are not able to meet the accommodation deadline, please contact studyabroad@stmarys.ac.uk as soon as possible.  

Citizens from non-EEA (European Economic Area) countries require a visa to study in the UK. All students are responsible for ensuring they understand the visa process and requirements. Citizens of EEA countries do not currently require a visa to study in the UK.

If you require a visa, you will either need a Tier 4 or short-term study visa. Please read the guidance here to ensure you receive the correct permission to study in the UK. The information provided is for guidance only and should not be considered legal advice.

You may choose three or four modules per semester, depending on the requirements of your home university. You can find a list of the modules offered by semester.

You will receive an invitation to apply for modules before the semester begins. The email will contain a link to an online Module Choice Form. Please choose 6 to 8 module options. We allocate modules based on availability and avoiding timetable clashes. You may add and drop modules until the end of the second week of classes.

You will be able to access your timetable through your student calendar after you have completed online registration.

We offer a free coach service from Heathrow Airport for students arriving at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) on our appointed arrival day. Please aim to arrive at Heathrow Airport by 5 pm local time and make your way to the meeting point in Terminal 3.

We will ask you to fill out a Flight Information form closer to the arrival day. Please provide your flight and arrivals details by the deadline.

Students should avoid booking inbound flights with a layover in Ireland, including Dublin, because you will not be able to receive the correct visa to study in England.

Two to four weeks before you arrive at St Mary’s, you will receive an invitation to complete online registration. Please complete this process by the date specified to gain IT access and your ID card. Once you have completed online registration, you will be able to access your timetable in your Outlook calendar in the St Mary’s student portal called SIMMSpace.


Erasmus+

You will receive a confirmation of offer email after you have been accepted to the programme. You may want to print out this email to bring with you when you enter the UK.

If you have applied for the Erasmus + Internship pathway, you must provide additional information through the Workplace Learning link that St Mary’s will send you once you have been accepted to the programme. The St Mary’s Workplace Learning team will be in contact with you to finalise your internship placement. It is very important that you meet all specified deadlines.   

If your internship involves working with children or vulnerable adults, you may be required to undergo a DBS check (police records check). This requires you to obtain a letter from your local police station at home confirming that you do not have a criminal record. The Workplace Learning team will send you more information about this process.

St Mary’s University in unable to guarantee accommodation to students studying on the Erasmus+ programme. However, we encourage you to apply if you are interested in living on campus as we will allocate you a room if there is availability. To check the types of rooms offered, please check our accommodation pages. We encourage you to apply early to increase your chances being allocated University accommodation. 

The Accommodation Office provides advice and listings to help Erasmus students find private-sector accommodation, including rooms in houses and shared and single occupancy flats. If you instead choose to find your own accommodation, please be aware of common scams and avoid deals that seem too good to be true.

If you have questions about accommodation, please contact accommodation@stmarys.ac.uk.  

Citizens of EEA countries do not currently require a visa to study in the UK. If you are a non-EEA student, please see the visa advice here.

You may choose three or four modules per semester, depending on the requirements of your home university. You can find a list of the modules offered by semester. 

You will receive an invitation to apply for modules before the semester begins. The email will contain a link to an online Module Choice Form. Please choose 6 to 8 module options. We allocate modules based on availability and avoiding timetable clashes. You may add and drop modules until the end of the second week of classes.  

You will be able to access your timetable through your student calendar after you have completed online registration.

We offer a free coach service from Heathrow Airport for students arriving at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) on our appointed arrival day. Please aim to arrive at Heathrow Airport by 5 pm local time and make your way to the meeting point in Terminal 3.  

We will ask you to fill out a Flight Information form closer to the arrival day. Please provide your flight and arrivals details by the deadline.  

Students should avoid booking inbound flights with a layover in Ireland, including Dublin, because you will not be able to receive the correct visa to study in England.

Two to four weeks before you arrive at St Mary’s, you will receive an invitation to complete online registration. Please complete this process by the date specified to gain IT access and your ID card. Once you have completed online registration, you will be able to access your timetable in your Outlook calendar in the St Mary’s student portal called SIMMSpace.

We will sign and stamp Learning Agreements and other Erasmus forms when you arrive on campus. If you would like your Learning Agreement signed before you arrive, please email the filled-out form to studyabroad@stmarys.ac.uk. Please note that we cannot guarantee that we will be able to enrol you in the modules you include on your Learning Agreement.