Can I start or continue my studies whilst I am waiting for a visa application decision?

In order to start your course or continue your studies at the University of Birmingham you must be able to demonstrate that you have submitted an application for leave to remain in the UK and that you have the ‘Right to Study’.

You will need to present your visa or visa application to IST before commencing study; this is also known as a ‘Right to Study check’. IST will then confirm if you have the right to study.