Visa and International Support

Coronavirus Visa and International support
1.0 My visa is about to expire, what should I do?
1.1 I want to take a break from my studies, but I feel unsafe about travelling home
1.2 I am starting a new course at Edinburgh Napier University in January 2021, what do I need to do?
1.3 I am already a student but left Edinburgh due to Covid-19 and I have been studying online. What happens if I can't return?
1.4 I have been unable to complete my assessments due to Covid-19 - what does this mean for my visa and my resits?
1.5 I am already a student but left Edinburgh due to Covid-19 and have been studying online. What do I need to do to be able to come back to Edinburgh and continue with my studies?
1.7 Can I still work or volunteer?
1.8 I have submitted a visa application. When will I get a decision?
1.9 I am a short term student visa holder. What do I need to know?
2.0 I am having problems with tuition fee payments. What will I do?
2.1 Do I need to pay council tax if I am no longer a student but unable to leave the UK due to travel restrictions?
2.2 I am living in University accommodation - is there anything I need to know?
2.3 I am living in private sector accommodation - is there anything I need to know?
2.4 Can I cancel my lease with a private landlord or letting agent?
2.5 What will happen to my deposit if I give notice on my lease?
2.6 I am coming to Edinburgh Napier in January. What accommodation options do I have?
2.7 I am feeling anxious about the Covid-19 situation - is there any help available to me?
2.8 What is the latest date I can enrol at the university?
2.9 How do I enrol at the University?
3.0 If I have received my student visa with a duration of 1 month prior to the course start date to enter the UK, can I defer my entry if I cannot make the travel arrangement? How long can I defer my entry for? Would the visa still be valid?
3.1 If I choose Online Study mode, do I need to request CAS after I paid the deposit/tuition fee? Or I could request CAS whenever I would like to come to the UK?
3.2 If I choose Online Study mode, could I still request CAS and come to the UK but study in my accommodation/apartment instead?
3.3 Do I need to confirm and choose “Online Study” or “Campus Study” mode when I pay the deposit/tuition? When will be the deadline to inform the university of my final decision?
3.4 If I choose Online Study mode, do I need to send an e-mail to someone to inform them or sign up?
3.5 If I choose Online Study mode, do I need to decide how many months I would like to study online or a set choice like one trimester? Or I could decide when to come to the UK by myself?
3.6 If I choose Online Study mode, how could I catch up on those classes which must be delivered on-campus?
3.7 How will our classes be taught?
3.8 If I choose Online Study mode, do I need to buy a VPN to log in the university’s teaching system?