Terms and conditions

The Student Immigration Service (SIS) can help you to check that your application is complete and accurate, but the ultimate responsibility for this remains with you, the applicant. We do not accept liability for applications that are returned invalid or refused.

We will send you written confirmation via the Student Services Helpdesk (SAMIS) of any risks that we have discussed during your appointment that may adversely affect your application. We will also use SAMIS to record case notes and contact you with any updates. It is your responsibility to check your file on SAMIS and your email accounts regularly for correspondence.

Immigration rules are subject to frequent change. We keep our website updated, but it remains the student's responsibility to check that they meet their immigration requirements.

If you have a Tier 4 visa for a different institution, you can't begin a course at the University of Bath. Please contact Student Immigration Service for further information.

As part of our duties as a Tier 4 sponsor licence holder the University is required to keep photocopies of your visa and passport and inform UKVI of non-attendance, significant changes of circumstance and non-compliance with your visa conditions.

SIS will make the CAS statement available to the student once they have evidence that the application is complete and correct. SIS reserve the right to refuse issue of a CAS if it is considered that the visa application may stand for refusal. If a student is overseas, or, under exceptional circumstances, in the UK and unable to attend an appointment with an SIS adviser, SIS will issue a CAS on the basis of having checked and approved scanned documents. The issuing of the CAS will be at the discretion of SIS at all times.

The Immigration Services Commissioner has the power to examine students’ files and students have the right to complain to the Commissioner at any time. Additionally, the University of Bath Student Complaints Procedure ensures that any complaint made to the University is fairly investigated.

Policy documents

You can read the policy documents for staff about the student visa process.