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Arriving in the UK & Visas

International students who are not European Economic Area (EEA) or a Swiss national will need to apply for either a Student Tier 4 VISA or a Student Visitor VISA before coming to study in the UK (Visitor’s VISAs are acceptable only for short term courses).
 

Student Visitor VISA

If you are an adult and you want to undertake a short course of study in the UK (such as a beginner’s English Language course or a work-related training course), you might be able to come here as a student visitor.

Student visitors are allowed to come to the UK for 6 months (or 11 months if they will be studying an English Language course). When you enter the UK, we will stamp the duration of your permission to stay in your passport. You cannot extend your stay beyond this period.

For more information please click on this link. http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/visiting/student/
 

Services

Registering with the National Health Services (NHS) GP:
If you are on a student visitor visa you may not be allowed to register with the National Health Services. We recommend you to buy Health Insurance (covering the period of your stay and travel to/from the UK) before you travel.

Upon enrolment, other eligible students will be issued with a NHS introductory letter which will allow you to register with a local GP (General Practitioner) who will register you under the UK NHS care scheme if you qualify. For further information, please visit: www.nhs.uk.

Banking:
Upon enrolment you will also be issued with the bank introductory letter which will enable you to open a bank account.

Accommodation:
The college does not provide accommodation to the students on its own. However, we can provide contacts of the local estate agents or contact them on your behalf.

National Insurance:
Upon your enrolment we will provide you with a letter to confirm you student status and confirmation of enrolment at Winsor Education for the purpose of being issued with a National Insurance Number. A National Insurance Number is a requirement under the UK Law for the purpose of Taxation.

Police registration
If the UK Entry Clearance or Residence Permit (“visa”) in your passport (or on your identity card) contains the statement: “The holder is also required to register at once with the police” or “Register with police within seven days”, you should register with your local police station within 7 days of your arrival.
 

Working in the UK

European Union Nationals:
Students from European Union countries are allowed to work without any restriction. If you are a member of one of the new member states (except the Republic of Cyprus or Malta) working in the UK may be subject to the Accession State Worker registration Scheme. For more information please visit http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.

Non-EU Students (student visitors and Tier 4 students ):
According to new rules from UKBA, students from non-EU countries are not allowed to work if they are not studying at Higher Education Institution or Further Education-publically funded institutions but if you are on a short term study abroad degree programme at overseas higher education institution.

All international students are advised to strictly follow these rules. For more information, for more details please visit. http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk/adult-students

Working Rights – UK border Agency regulations on work during term and work placements:
  • Students at Recognised Bodies (universities) will retain their right to work 20 hours a week part-time and to do work placements where the study : work ratio is 50:50.
  • Students at publicly funded FE colleges will continue to be able to work 10 hours a week part-time.
  • Other students will have no right to work part-time and work placements will have to be 66:33 in favour of study : work.
Student Attendance:
Student attendance is expected to be 100% for all classes and timetabled activities. All international students (from non EU/EEA countries) are obligated to attend a minimum of 80% of their classes in order to comply with United Kingdom Immigration requirements. We consider it as our duty to report any student whose attendance drops below the required percentage. Any absenteeism due to mitigating circumstances must be evidenced.
 
 

Enrolments

Once the student accepts the offer and wishes to proceed with the admission, the enrolment procedure starts there and then. For International students the enrolment process also starts once they have successfully obtained Entry Clearance to enter or Further Leave to remain in the UK.

Why to enrol?
As a policy all students must enrol with the college once they have successfully fulfilled all the admission formalities including registration. The enrolment will allow the students to gain access to the college facilities including computer lab, library or other learning and leisure resources and online portal etc. The students will also be issued with the College ID card and relevant letters that may enable students to register with the GP or to open a bank account or to gain Council tax exemption.

How and Where to enrol?
The current system of enrolment allows only face to face enrolment of the student. The students must enrol before the latest start date mentioned on the Admission / CAS letter.

The enrolment process takes place with the Admin officers who would verify the originality of all the documents that you submitted at the time of your application. All original documents including your ID must be provided at this time. Your details will then be updated on the database and your account will be activated for future use. You will be asked to cross check your details on the system.

If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

You are advised to use the following checklist for your easy journey.
 
 
 

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