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 one of courses, take a look at our How to apply pages.
To study on a course at Harper Adams, you'll need to meet the entry requirements listed on the course page. You'll also need to meet our English language requirements and you may need to take an English language test.
Like UK students, if you're applying for one of our undergraduate courses, you'll need to apply through the UCAS website. If you're applying for a postgraduate degree course, you can complete an application form.
We'll look at your application and decide if you meet the entry requirements. We may ask to interview you. We'll keep you updated about the status of your application by email or post.
If we accept your application, we'll 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'll 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'll give you a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number. You'll need your CAS number to apply for your visa.
Your CAS number is unique to you and your place at Harper Adams. It can't 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're applying for a course that requires a short-term study visa, and you've met any offer conditions we've set, we'll give you a letter that confirms we've accepted you. You'll need to submit this with your visa application. You may also need to show it when you enter the UK.
You'll need to apply for accommodation before you arrive in the UK. We'll send you details of how to do this along with your offer letter. You'll need to tell the university in advance if you're bringing family to live with you.
We'll let you know the date that you need to arrive by in your offer letter. You'll 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'll 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 can be found at www.gov.uk/government/publications/coming-to-the-uk/faster-travel-through-the-uk-border
On your first day at Harper Adams, you'll need to bring your passport and visa (as well as any certificates or documents we've requested) so we can make a copy for our reference.
We're 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.