If you are an international student interested in UK study and need advice and support throughout this unprecedented period, please read below for the latest information.
SI-UK are closely monitoring local conditions and government advice in the UK, as well as across all our global offices. If you need to speak to someone, please reach out to our team via phone or arrange a free online consultation with SI-UK Nigeria today.
The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in the UK is amongst the best in the world and is expected to be one of the first countries in the world to be fully vaccinated.
International students in the UK are able to access vaccinations as they are rolled out across the country, meaning you may receive the vaccine quicker in the UK than your home country and will be protected when returning home.
Full guidance released by NHS England confirmed that the COVID-19 vaccination is now being offered to everyone aged 16 or over in the UK for free, regardless of their nationality or immigration status. Once you have registered with a local GP in the UK, you can book your COVID-19 vaccination.
If you would like to discuss your current application with one of our consultants, or have any questions about COVID-19 and its implications for UK study, we welcome one-to-one Skype/Zoom calls with our team who will be happy to help. Alternatively, you can call us.
We are fully aware that we will not yet have answers to all of your questions, but do, please let our team know if there are specific concerns or issues you would like more information about.
The below list of questions and answers will be updated when new information is released from the UK government and UK universities.
Students that have been issued a visa and decide not to travel, must inform the institution they are due to attend so their visa status can be updated. Should students wish to defer their studies, they would need to apply for a new visa as their current visa would not cover the full period of study for the next course.
UK universities are currently making plans that will cover all potential scenarios for the coming academic year. Many campuses will be open, but hybrid learning will continue to take place when required, with face-to-face tuition and digital lectures and seminars allowing social distancing guidelines to be followed.
UK universities and SI-UK are accepting applications as normal in preparation for January and September intake.
There will be no changes to how scholarships are allocated and many UK universities are currently finalising revised scholarship plans for future entry.
My counsellor contacted me every day throughout the application process and helped me receive an unconditional offer. I am so grateful to SI-UK and will never forget them. I will study very hard as I feel this is the best reward I can give the whole team.
Sade Onyeje Social Work at Birmingham City University