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Transfers to other universities at 2nd year

Hey I'm a international student currently studying at university college Birmingham since last year September 2024. I'm residing I'm Bolton since the beginning. I have been traveling to my classes for 3 days a week and I'm about to complete my 1st year. But for my 2nd and 3rd year I would like to transfer my university near to me , either MMU/ Salford or university of Bolton. Could someone please guide me as an international student how is that possible and what are the steps to do that.

I'm worried about visa and immigration, do I have to go back to my home country and apply from there or I can transfer staying here.

Please guide me guys
Thanks
Reply 1
First of all, have you checked with UC Birmingham wether they have a space on the course you want to transfer to and what the entry requirements or needed past mark from your 1st yr needs to be?
Reply 2
Original post by Makro
First of all, have you checked with UC Birmingham wether they have a space on the course you want to transfer to and what the entry requirements or needed past mark from your 1st yr needs to be?

Sorry for confusion I want to transfer to MMU Salford not to Birmingham,
The Transfer FAQ answers a lot of questions about the general process.

NB. You’ve posted this under the medicine subforum, but I’m thinking this relates to a different course?
Original post by Suabsjsjwj
Hey I'm a international student currently studying at university college Birmingham since last year September 2024. I'm residing I'm Bolton since the beginning. I have been traveling to my classes for 3 days a week and I'm about to complete my 1st year. But for my 2nd and 3rd year I would like to transfer my university near to me , either MMU/ Salford or university of Bolton. Could someone please guide me as an international student how is that possible and what are the steps to do that.
I'm worried about visa and immigration, do I have to go back to my home country and apply from there or I can transfer staying here.
Please guide me guys
Thanks

Hi @Suabsjsjwj!

Firstly I recommend contacting the universities that you wish to transfer to and asking whether they would consider transfers for the particular course you wish to transfer to. Once you receive a reply, you can make a formal UCAS application for year 2 entry. Please make sure you include all of the modules you are studying in year 1 of your course in your application so admissions can see how closely your previous study relates to the course content offered at the new university.

If your application is successful, your offer will be conditional on you achieving the required score in your first year. Once you have your year 1 results, send them to the university and your offer should be made unconditional.

Visas might be a bit tricky, as your current university is sponsoring your visa and the new university needs to become your new sponsor. The best thing to do here would be to contact the new university's visa and immigration team who will provide you with information on next steps.

I hope this helps!
Chloe🙂
Reply 5
Original post by Manchester Metropolitan University
Hi @Suabsjsjwj!
Firstly I recommend contacting the universities that you wish to transfer to and asking whether they would consider transfers for the particular course you wish to transfer to. Once you receive a reply, you can make a formal UCAS application for year 2 entry. Please make sure you include all of the modules you are studying in year 1 of your course in your application so admissions can see how closely your previous study relates to the course content offered at the new university.
If your application is successful, your offer will be conditional on you achieving the required score in your first year. Once you have your year 1 results, send them to the university and your offer should be made unconditional.
Visas might be a bit tricky, as your current university is sponsoring your visa and the new university needs to become your new sponsor. The best thing to do here would be to contact the new university's visa and immigration team who will provide you with information on next steps.
I hope this helps!
Chloe🙂

Thank u
Original post by Suabsjsjwj
Hey I'm a international student currently studying at university college Birmingham since last year September 2024. I'm residing I'm Bolton since the beginning. I have been traveling to my classes for 3 days a week and I'm about to complete my 1st year. But for my 2nd and 3rd year I would like to transfer my university near to me , either MMU/ Salford or university of Bolton. Could someone please guide me as an international student how is that possible and what are the steps to do that.
I'm worried about visa and immigration, do I have to go back to my home country and apply from there or I can transfer staying here.
Please guide me guys
Thanks

I suggest you first call the universities you want to apply to if it's possible and see what they say, then discuss with your current university what the process is like to transfer to a different one. I'm actually currently doing this transferring uni's however in my situation I did a foundation year so it's easier for me to transfer to first year. I'm not too sure about transferring from first to second year, you may have to do the full degree where you are now or repeat first year in your transfer uni (this is just an implication) but definitely call them up and see what they say.
Original post by Suabsjsjwj
Hey I'm a international student currently studying at university college Birmingham since last year September 2024. I'm residing I'm Bolton since the beginning. I have been traveling to my classes for 3 days a week and I'm about to complete my 1st year. But for my 2nd and 3rd year I would like to transfer my university near to me , either MMU/ Salford or university of Bolton. Could someone please guide me as an international student how is that possible and what are the steps to do that.
I'm worried about visa and immigration, do I have to go back to my home country and apply from there or I can transfer staying here.
Please guide me guys
Thanks

Hey there,

At Salford, we do consider transfers however this would always be assessed on an individual basis and can not be guaranteed.

I would recommend getting in touch with our course enquiries team as they can get you in contact with the admissions tutor to the course you would want to transfer over to. They can then give you more info based on your own individual circumstances.

To email our course enquiries teams it would be [email protected] they take up to five days to respond to any email. You can also give them a call on 0161 295 4545 between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm, Monday - Friday.
If you have any questions please feel free to let me know.

Katie 😃
(Offical Salford Rep)

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