1. Arrange your visa
After you have received your offer, you will receive a link to the University of Brighton CAS questionnaire in the applicant area of studentcentral, under the Visa Information tab. Please complete the questionnaire in full and upload copies of all required documents, selecting ‘Submit’ when you are finished. We will then be able to process your CAS number request.
To successfully apply for a Tier 4 student visa, you either need to be sponsored by your government, have another official financial sponsor, or have the required amount of money (the maintenance requirement) in your name or a parent’s name for 28 days before the date of your visa application.
Applying for a UK visa to study can take several weeks. If you are outside of the UK you should check with the British embassy’s visa section whether there is a priority service that you can pay for in addition to the application fee, so as to receive a quicker decision on your application. If there isn’t a priority service in your country, contact us for advice on how to proceed.
If you are already in the UK and have a Tier 4 student visa for a publicly funded or private college please note that you cannot apply for your Tier 4 visa for the university from within the UK. You will have to leave the UK and apply in your home country. If you are already in the UK and have a Tier 4 student visa for another university, embedded college or independent school, you cannot use this visa to enrol here. You must make a new Tier 4 student visa application using a University of Brighton CAS number before the university’s welcome week, which begins on 25 September, in order to enrol at the university. Check whether you can apply for a Tier 4 student visa in the UK using our visa guide.
2. Join orientation
Find out about international orientation.
Orientation takes place a week before term starts. Orientation gives you the chance to explore your new city and the University of Brighton, to make new friends before you start and also to find out more about important issues such as culture shock and the UK health system.
Orientation also includes a free airport pick-up service for students arriving at either London Gatwick or London Heathrow airports on the first day of orientation.
3. Prepare for travel
Make sure your travel documents are in order and make a plan for travelling to the UK before you leave home.
Read our advice about travelling to the UK and Brighton or Eastbourne.
We can meet you from London Gatwick or London Heathrow airport if you book a place on the free international orientation.