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Advice and Information from the MSc Admissions team

June 1, 2017
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Advice for offer-holders 2017

As summer approaches, and you are making your plans, the following information may help you to prepare for joining Cass Business School in September. This advice is designed to help you avoid the most common problems encountered by students in the final weeks before joining the course. Please read it carefully, as it is advisable to plan ahead, particularly if you require a T4 student visa, rather than have lots to prepare at the last minute. Continue Reading →

June 15, 2016
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Advice for offer-holders 2016

As summer approaches, and you are making your plans, the following information may help you to prepare for joining Cass Business School in September. This advice is designed to help you avoid the most common problems encountered by students in the final weeks before joining the course. Please read it carefully, as it is advisable to plan ahead, particularly if you require a T4 student visa, rather than have lots to prepare at the last minute. Continue Reading →

May 13, 2015
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Advice for offer-holders

As summer approaches, and you are making your plans, the following information may help you to prepare for joining Cass Business School in September. This advice is designed to help you avoid the most common problems encountered by students in the final weeks before joining the course. Please read it carefully, as it is advisable to plan ahead, particularly if you require a T4 student visa, rather than have lots to prepare at the last minute.

  • The in-person registration date for your course is 14 September 2015 so please take this into account when making travel arrangements so you will not arrive late.
  • Please make sure you advise your admissions officer of any change in contact details, particularly your email address, as otherwise you may miss vital information. Remember to check your email regularly as we will be sending out important information as the start date approaches. Information on induction and in-person registration and ID checks will also be posted on the induction website, and you are advised to check that regularly also.
  • Conditional offer holders, please send us documents required to upgrade your offer as you receive them, rather than wait until you have everything. We require an original or certified copy of your final degree transcript to be sent to us as a hard copy (post/courier/personal delivery) in order to upgrade offers that are conditional on degree results – we cannot accept scans, photocopies or emails. If you have any questions about which documents are still outstanding, please contact your Admissions Officer for advice.
  • Planning to return to your home country/travel after you finish your exams? It may be possible to arrange for your university to post a copy of your transcript to us, so please think about that before you leave the UK.
  • If you require a T4 student visa for your studies at Cass, plan ahead and ensure you do everything in good time, to avoid last minute panics. Make sure you understand the UKVI requirements for visa applications (they may have changed in the past few months), particularly with regard to the financial documents required for visa applications. For further information please visit our website and apply in good time for your application to be processed. Our visa advisers are ready to help you with any visa related issues, and can be contacted on visaadvice@city.ac.uk. You will receive information on how to request your CAS Statement when your offer is upgraded to unconditional.
  • You will receive a link to our Induction Website when it is activated during the summer. You will find useful information on this site, so we advise you to check it regularly for updates and additions.
  • Unconditional offer-holders will receive an email inviting you to complete online registration when the system goes live (normally around July); conditional offer-holders will receive this shortly after your offer is upgraded. If you do not receive this please contact your Admissions Officer.

If you need any further information, please contact your Admissions Officer. We look forward to meeting you in September.

September 10, 2014
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Preparing for Successful Registration

With just under a week to go until in-person registration kicks off at Cass, the MSc Programme Office is busy making final preparations for your arrival. We are sure that you, too, have a lot to think about prior to starting the course. To help you along, here are some pointers:

  • If you have not already done so, please complete online registration as soon as possible. The email with the link to register will have been sent to you from our Registry team. The first instalment of tuition fees must have cleared in our account before you can complete online registration so please keep this in mind if you are paying by bank transfer. For details of payment methods please see our finance page. When you have completed online registration please print off the Certificate of Completed Registration and keep it safe. You will need this when you attend in-person registration – we cannot accept documents presented to us on a mobile device.

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June 17, 2014
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Upcoming Deadlines

As the start date of the course approaches, we have put some deadlines into place for international applicants and offer-holders requiring a Tier 4 visa, to ensure that they have sufficient time to prepare their documents and receive a visa to study at Cass Business School.

Prospective Applicants

Please note that the final date for receiving applications from overseas students requiring a Tier 4 visa will be Friday 18 July. This is to ensure you have enough time to apply for and receive your visa before the start of the course. After this date we recommend you contact the relevant Admissions Officer for further guidance.

Offer-holders

Any overseas students requiring a Tier 4 visa who already hold a conditional offer should provide all their documentation to upgrade their offer by Friday 1 August at the latest. If you have any queries about what documentation you need to provide please contact your Admissions Officer. For advice on how to upgrade your offer, please see our previous post.

June 9, 2014
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Tips on Applying for a Tier 4 Visa

With summer approaching, now is a good time to start thinking about visa applications. If you are an international student who requires a Tier 4 visa in order to study in the UK, we strongly recommend that you read the City University guidance. Please note that only applicants whose offer is unconditional can apply for a CAS (Certificate of Acceptance for Studies), although it is never too early to start preparing for your visa application, especially if your offer is still conditional.

To find out if you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, please check here.

We have written a step-by-step guide to help you understand the process of requesting a CAS – we hope you find it useful.

The City University website also has a lot of information on how to apply for a visa. It is very important that you read the guidance carefully, particularly the section on what documents are needed and the funds you are required to show.

Finally, once you have received your CAS and have your documents and funds in place, please do not delay your visa application. For a rough estimate of how long it may take for a decision to be made on your visa application please visit the Home Office website. Please note that many visa application centres become very busy over the summer period.

Please feel free to contact our International Student Advice Team on visaadvice@city.ac.uk if you have any questions or concerns about your particular situation.

If you follow our guidance carefully you should enjoy a smoother application experience. Good luck!

May 23, 2014
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Online Immigration Clinic Recording

As we progress nearer the start date of the course, it is important for international applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa to start thinking about this stage. To help our offer-holders prepare for the visa process, we recently held an online immigration clinic – thanks to everyone who signed up and posed interesting and useful questions to our Senior International Student Adviser, Lizzie Huckle. The session covers everything from requesting a CAS statement; what documents are required; maintenance funds; when, where and how you can apply for your visa, and much more.

Please find the Online Immigration Clinic Recording here – the recording starts around one minute into the session. You will need speakers or headphones to listen to the presentation.

For further advice on the visa process, please contact our International Student Advice Team on visaadvice@city.ac.uk.

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