Students holding a conditional offer who subsequently fail to meet the conditions of their offer to obtain an unconditional offer will be refunded (unless they obtain an unconditional offer for another course). The refund will be subject to a £100 administration fee.
Unconditional offer: Tier 4 students
- Before CAS is assigned – if the university is unable to issue a CAS then the deposit will be refunded. If an option to defer is offered we will hold the deposit to use for the following year’s course of study. Any refund will be subject to a £100 administration fee.
- After CAS is assigned and before application for visa (or application for visa is withdrawn before being decided) – the deposit is non-refundable unless severe, extenuating personal circumstances justify not taking up our offer. Students whose ability to take up study at Brighton is disrupted as a result of COVID-19 will have their deposits refunded in full - Please contact us if you are seeking a refund and outline details of your extenuating circumstances. A member of the international team will then contact you directly to request documentation. If there is the option to defer the student's place, the university will hold the deposit to use for the following year’s course of study.
- After CAS is assigned and Tier 4 Student visa obtained – the deposit is non-refundable. If the student does not use the visa to travel to the UK and defers their place we will hold the deposit to use for following year’s course of study.
- After CAS is assigned and Tier 4 Student visa refused – the deposit is in most cases refundable unless there was a clear oversight in the student’s visa application as outlined in the UKVI reasons for refusal letter eg. the student's application was refused for reasons of deception, false documents were submitted, or when the student applied despite the university’s advice to the contrary. The student must provide a clear and complete copy of the UKVI Refusal Notice which will be considered on the advice of University of Brighton immigration advisers and student visa compliance team. The refund will be subject to a £100 administration fee.