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Academic requirements

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As part of the visa application process most applicants will be asked to submit evidence that they meet the academic requirements of their course.

The qualifications you submit must be those used to gain your place at the RCM. The qualifications you need to send will be listed in the ‘evidence required’ section of your CAS statement.

In addition, if you previously studied in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you must submit evidence that you have successfully completed the most recent course for which Tier 4 leave was granted. This may not be the same as the qualification used to gain your place at the RCM. 

Please note that students classed as low risk nationals do not normally have to submit their qualifications to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)

Am I a low risk national?

Submitting the appropriate evidence

The certificate(s) or transcript(s) must clearly show:

  • Your name.
  • The title of the award.
  • The date of the award.
  • The name of the awarding institution.

You must submit the original certificate(s) or transcript(s). Photocopies or provisional certificates or letters are not acceptable and will lead to your visa application being refused.

Translations

If your certificate(s) or transcript(s) are not in English you must also supply an official translation. 

The official translation must:

  • Include details of the translator or translation company’s credentials.
  • Include confirmation that it is an accurate translation of the original document.
  • Include the translator or translation company’s contact details.
  • Be dated and include the signature of the translator or an authorised official.

Submitting the appropriate evidence

The certificate(s) or transcript(s) must clearly show:

  • Your name.
  • The title of the award.
  • The date of the award.
  • The name of the awarding institution.