You will need to complete a Transfer of Degree Programme Form (found below) which must be signed by the School you are leaving (Section B of the form) and the School you are joining (Section C of the form). Once the form is complete, it will be sent across to to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All programme transfer requests submitted by Tier 4 students are referred to the International Student Team (IST) for assessment against the Tier 4 Sponsor Guidance. The IST must adhere to the Immigration Rules when considering programme transfers, and therefore require sufficient time to assess a form and advise a student of the outcome. It may take up to ten working days for the IST to make this assessment (or up to twenty working days in peak periods). It is therefore important that if you intend to transfer programme, you speak to your School and submit a request form as soon as possible.
Following their assessment, the IST will email you to confirm whether:
a) You can transfer programme with no implications for your visa, or;
b) You are required to make a fresh Tier 4 visa application (which may or may not need to be done outside the UK) before you can commence studies on the new programme that you are transferring onto
Students who need to leave the UK to make their visa application may require up to eight weeks to make the application outside the UK. During term time this would cause significant disruption to your studies, and therefore you may not be permitted to commence studying on your new programme within the same academic year. It is therefore strongly recommended that you contact the International Student Team prior to requesting a programme transfer, so they can advise you on any potential implications of the transfer.
The International Student Team can be contacted by logging an online enquiry at www.studenthelp.bham.ac.uk.
Programme Transfer forms