Applying for university as an international student is similar to the process that UK students follow, but there are a few extra steps.
To understand the general steps for applying to study one of our courses, take a look at the How to apply pages.
To study on a course at Harper Adams, you will need to meet the entry requirements listed on the course page. You will also need to meet our English language requirements and you may need to take an English language test.
Like UK students, if you are applying for one of our undergraduate courses, you will need to apply through the UCAS website. If you are applying for a postgraduate degree course, you can complete an application form.
We will look at your application and decide if you meet the entry requirements. We may ask to interview you. We will keep you updated about the status of your application by email or post.
If we accept your application, we will send you either an unconditional or conditional offer. Unconditional offers mean you have been accepted to study on a course without any other requirements. A conditional offer means you will have to give us some additional information or prove a qualification.
As part of the visa application process, you may need to submit a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number or a similar letter that says you've been accepted to study here.
If you meet all of the conditions of your offer by the deadline printed on your offer letter, we will give you a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number. You will need your CAS number to apply for your visa.
Your CAS number is unique to you and your place at Harper Adams. It can not be transferred to any other university. If you decide to withdraw your application, you must let us know so we can cancel your CAS number.
If you are applying for a course that requires a short-term study visa, and you have met any offer conditions we have set, we will give you a letter that confirms we have accepted you. You will need to submit this with your visa application. You may also need to show it when you enter the UK.
You will need to apply for accommodation before you arrive in the UK. We will send you details of how to do this along with your offer letter. You will need to tell the university in advance if you are bringing family to live with you.
We will let you know the date that you need to arrive by in your offer letter. You will need to make arrangements to travel to the UK and get to Harper Adams by this date.
When you first arrive in the UK, you will need to go through immigration controls. To help you get through immigration as quickly and easily as possible, you should:
To avoid any issues at immigration, you should not:
More information on travelling through the UK border visit the Gov.uk Guide to faster travel through the UK border webpage.
On your first day at Harper Adams, you will need to bring your passport and visa (as well as any certificates or documents we have requested) so we can make a copy for our reference.
We are here to help at every stage of the application process - from when you decide on a course, all the way to your first day at Harper Adams and during your time at the university. Take a look at the Contact Us page to find out who to contact about any questions you may have.