Visa & Immigration General Information

The UK government has announced that an immigration route for international students that was planned to open in January 2021 will now open on 5th October 2020. The Student Route Visa is part of the UK visas and immigration’s points based system for students who wish to study in the UK. To make a successful application you must meet the full requirements of the immigration rules and achieve 70 points.

The University of Wolverhampton has a licence in order to recruit international students and workers and so will be your Student Route sponsor while you study with us.


If you come to the UK on a Student Route visa, the University of Wolverhampton will be your educational sponsor and both you and the University will have responsibilities to the Home Office Visa & Immigration department during your studies.  We must work together to make sure you meet the requirements of your visa.

Your responsibilities can be found on our Current Students page

Our responsibilities include -

  • we must keep your application documents and a copy of your current visa and passport on file
  • we must monitor your engagement with your studies and report a series of unauthorised absences which result in you being withdrawn from the course to the Home Office
  • we must report any change in your circumstances to the Home Office e.g. if you take leave of absence, withdraw or transfer to a different course or institution. We are also required to inform the Home Office if you complete your course earlier than expected or any other change in your circumstances.
  • we must report any suspicions we may have that you are breaking the conditions of your stay


The Points Based System includes several terms that may cause you some confusion. Our Immigration Glossary helps explains these terms for you.