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Immigration Support Service

Roles and Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities

The Student route is a points-based visa system for all international students, including EU, EEA, and Swiss students, who want to study in the UK. Under the points-based immigration system, prospective students must meet a specific set of requirements for which they will score points. Visas are then awarded to those who gain enough points.

Our Responsibilities

Under the Points Based System, the University will be obliged to tell the UK Visas & Immigration department of the Home Office about any new students who:

  • Fail to arrive and enrol at the agreed time for the start of their course
  • Defer their studies
  • Take temporary withdrawal/suspend their studies
  • Withdraw from their studies
  • Fail to attend their course for significant periods of time
  • Make significant changes to their studies (e.g. location or length of course)

Your Responsibilities

You will also have responsibilities under this system. You will be expected to:

  • Provide the University with a copy of your immigration documents when you enrol and each time you extend your visa
  • Keep your address and contact details in Northern Ireland up to date using your Queen's Online account
  • Tell us if you are not able to arrive at the University at the agreed time
  • Tell us if you want to defer your studies before you come to the UK
  • Tell us if you are thinking about withdrawing or suspending your studies
  • Attend all of your classes. If you cannot attend for any reason you must inform your School
  • Tell us if you make any formal changes to your studies
  • Ensure that you do not breach the conditions of your student visa (such as working more time than is permitted or making use of public funds)

Further Information

Please ensure you fully read the Terms & Conditions for Student Route students.

Please also read the Immigration Support Service Immigration Advice Agreement.