Right to Study

All students commencing a new course of study will have completed the Right to Study task as part of the admissions process

If you will start your course online from outside the UK, you should complete Right to Study after you have arrived in the UK.

If, as part of the task, it was identified that you require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) for use in a Student Route visa application, a visitor visa, or an extension of a current immigration permission, you’ll need to produce evidence of your new immigration permission before you begin your new course in order to evidence that you have a Right to Study at the University. How you do this will depend on your individual circumstances.

Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) Collection

If your Student Visa application decision letter says that your BRP card will be delivered to the Student Services Centre, we will email you when your card is available for collection and invite you to book a collection appointment. You should be able to complete Right to Study at your appointment. If your travel to the UK is delayed, we'll keep your card for you and you should book a collection appointment when you have a confirmed travel date.

If your Student Visa application decision letter says that your BRP card will be sent to a Post Office, you should collect your card and email a scan of the front and back of your card and your passport to visa@manchester.ac.uk. We will respond to confirm that you have completed Right to Study.  

Students with other forms of immigration permission

If you're a short term visiting student, your immigration permission may be a visa sticker or a short term student arrival stamp in your passport. You should email a scan of your passport and either your vignette or entry stamp to visa@manchester.ac.uk.

If you have another type of immigration permission that permits study, for example a dependant visa that you did not provide as part of the Right to Study task, you should also email a scan of the front and back of your BRP card to visa@manchester.ac.uk

Visa applications made in the UK

It is possible to start your course at Manchester while your application for a Student Visa is being processed providing you can legally make the switch from your current visa to a Student Visa while in the UK. Further information on how to make a visa application from the UK is available on our student support webpages. Once you have completed and paid for your application you should send the evidence to visa@manchester.ac.uk. You will be permitted to study while your visa application is being processed.

We recommend that you use the Student Services Centre address in your visa application for the delivery of your BRP card; we will contact you when your card is available for collection. If you choose to have your card delivered elsewhere, you must provide a scan of your passport and the front and back of your BRP card to visa@manchester.ac.uk within seven days of receipt to evidence your Right to Study.