Terms and Conditions of International (Non EU) Offers

Congratulations on your offer to study at the University of South Wales.

Please ensure that you have read and understood the Terms and Conditions below before accepting your offer. It is only after accepting both the Terms & Conditions and your offer that we will issue you with a final Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) statement – which is necessary if you need to make a UK Tier 4 (General) Student visa application.

A minimum deposit, as specified on your offer letter, must be paid to the University before a CAS statement can be issued. The deposit will be held against fees for your course and is not usually refundable (unless your visa is rejected). Any refunds will usually be subject to a £200 administration charge.

If you are a government sponsored student you will not need to pay a deposit but you will still need to provide original evidence of your sponsorship.

Deposits, fees and financial information
You must read all the University information regarding your deposit, fees, scholarships and payment schedules and ensure that you can fully meet your financial responsibilities. You can find this information, including how to pay your deposit, on the main University website

Therefore, by accepting these Terms & Conditions, you are confirming that you have read the financial information and are aware:

• That it is your responsibility to support yourself financially for the entire length of your stay in the UK without using public funds (state benefits)
• Of the amount of deposit you need to pay for your course and the full fees you need to pay for your whole course of study
• Of the options you have for paying your deposit/fees for the first year of study and
• The payment schedule for your fees for your whole course of study

Visa applications
All students who come from outside the EU must check the University information on visas and immigration

The information includes a complete guide on how to make a Tier 4 visa application, if you need to do so. You have total responsibility to ensure that you provide correct and valid documentation for any visa application. You must also ensure that you make any visa application in sufficient time for you to receive your visa and to travel to the UK before the latest date at which you are allowed to enrol. If your CAS statement is not used by the end of the given enrolment period then it will be withdrawn. You can check visa application times for your country at your local British Embassy or High Commission.

If you fail to make a visa application in time or you provide invalid factually incorrect or inaccurate documentation in a visa application you may lose the deposit you paid to the University. If your visa application is rejected by the Home Office, deposits will only be refunded once you have submitted evidence of your full visa refusal notification and if you are able to provide documentation from the UK Border Agency which shows that the information you provided to them was appropriate for your application.

Therefore, by accepting these Terms & Conditions, you are confirming that you have read the information on visas and immigration and understand that:

• It is your responsibility to check if you need a visa to study in the UK
• All documentation you use in a visa application must be valid and true
• You must make a visa application in time for you to travel to the UK and enrol on your course before the last date you are given for enrolment
• You might not have your deposit refunded if you make an inaccurate or late visa application

You are also confirming that you are not aware of any reason why you the Home Office should refuse you a visa to come to the UK.

University Accommodation
It is your responsibility to make sure that you arrange your own accommodation.

It is important to note that if you apply to stay in University accommodation and you need a visa to study in the UK, you will need to provide a copy of your visa to Accommodation Services before they can allocate you a room.

Changes to courses and to offers
The University of South Wales reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw a course at any time and will assist applicants in securing an alternative study option wherever possible. If no acceptable alternative is available, the applicant waives the right to claim for financial recompense, although some students may be eligible to apply for a refund of fees paid.

The University of South Wales reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw an offer for a course should that offer be made in error. If no acceptable alternative is available, the applicant waives the right to claim for financial recompense, although some students may be eligible to apply for a refund of fees paid.

The University of South Wales reserves the right to make an alternative offer of study at any time.

Note that in the very small number of cases where students are required to travel between campuses for their course, you will be personally responsible for the travel costs and that these costs must be taken into account when you plan your budget. The course page on the USW website will make it clear whether travel between campuses will be required as part of your course.

Provision of information
Current UK immigration legislation means that the University of South Wales may be required to share information about you with various agencies. This could be regarding an immigration application you have made or, after enrolment, regarding your academic status. These agencies could include; a British High Commission; a British Embassy; UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI); other UK authorities or a financial sponsor if you have one. By agreeing to the Terms and Conditions you indicate that you understand we may share your information where legally appropriate and that you give your consent for these external agencies to share information with us regarding your immigration status/personal situation.

After enrolment
If you break these Terms & Conditions at any point during your study, you may be excluded from the University and, if you hold a Tier 4 visa, you may also be reported to the Home Office where appropriate.

It is very important that if you have a Tier 4 visa you are aware of your immigration responsibilities and the reporting duties of the University. You must also keep up to date with any changes to UK immigration legislation which might affect you. You can do this via the Immigration & International Student Advice team and the UK Border Agency

You are expected to read and abide by the terms of the University’s Student Charter. This Charter, which has been developed jointly by the University of South Wales and the Students’ Union, is an agreement regarding the expected roles and actions of both students and the University.

Students who do not finish their course by the usual course end date
If you fail to successfully complete part of your course, you may experience complications and delays in progressing with your studies. You might have to pay additional fees and/or make an additional visa application- these will be your own financial responsibility. If you do not complete your course within the accepted University timeframe (due to re-sits or suspension for example) you may not be able to attend a University graduation ceremony. You should therefore ensure that you make every effort to pass your course on time.

If you have accessed these Terms & Conditions from the CAS Confirmation Form, please close this window now to return to the form.

Before Accepting Your Offer...

Before accepting your offer to study at the University of South Wales it is essential that you read and understand the immigration information that can be found by clicking the button below. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct visa in time to enrol for your course at the University of South Wales.

Visas & Immigration

Now that you have received your offer and have read both the terms and conditions and important visa information above you may find it useful to download a checklist of things that you need to do between now and when you arrive at the university, as well as things you will need to bring with you. The checklist can be downloaded by clicking on the button below.

Pre Arrival Checklist