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Re-enter to complete UG degree as international student

I started my UG Architecture degree with foundation year in 2017 for which I got visa of 4 years, but I failed to complete 3rd year in first try as all studies went online so I had given another chance with an extension of my visa for a year but I failed to complete my course at that time also so I went back to my home country in 2022 within my visa limit after that I have been wanting to return to complete my degree so I applied for Sep 23 intake everything went well until the time of my CAS issuance as university denied to issue me CAS at last moment saying that I can’t study at same level and same course according to UKVI rules for which I checked the rules and there were exemptions through which I can study same course at same level under certain conditions set by UKVI which I did met and followed up the same to university but it took them quite a while to reply back I even went through appeals process but no luck so I am trying again this year and I’ve applied to universities and unfortunately I got one rejection already stating that due to my education and immigration (Never broken any immigration rules personally) history they can’t sponsor my studies as my visa is likely to be refused so in this case scenario if anybody have any knowledge, advice, insights or suggestions on how I can successfully get my admission and CAS letter so I can complete my incomplete degree? Would be really appreciated. Thank you!
It sounds like you don’t have enough time left to complete another year if your visa was extended and you stayed until 2022 then that’s into your 5th year. There’s a time limit of a maximum of 5 years visa for undergraduate study.
Reply 2
I understand your point but as per UKVI the Maximum period of study requirement for a Student:
Appendix ST 19.4: The five-year maximum period of study at degree level in ST 19.3. will not apply if the applicant has a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies that has been assigned for a course of study in one of the following subjects:

(a) architecture


Alongside many others like dentistry, veterinary medicine.

Doesn’t that mean in architecture I can study on degree level for more than 5 years if needed as per their exemption?
Original post by VJ1312
I understand your point but as per UKVI the Maximum period of study requirement for a Student:
Appendix ST 19.4: The five-year maximum period of study at degree level in ST 19.3. will not apply if the applicant has a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies that has been assigned for a course of study in one of the following subjects:

(a) architecture


Alongside many others like dentistry, veterinary medicine.

Doesn’t that mean in architecture I can study on degree level for more than 5 years if needed as per their exemption?


That’s because part 1 and 2 of architecture takes 7 years in total. Needing 6 years of visas for part 1 isn’t likely to be approved and universities aren’t likely to risk their UKVI license on a student who has already failed 3rd year of the course twice.
I think you would be better off looking for architecture degrees offered by other countries to complete part 1 and then come back to the UK for part 2.
Reply 4
Is it still 6 years as I started my degree with a foundation year (2017) so technically my architecture undergrad degree was from 2018 to 2021 plus one year extended so that is still 4 years excluding foundation year? Is there any way if I give them a written confirmation regarding me completing the course, is there any chance they would or might take risk with my application?
Original post by VJ1312
Is it still 6 years as I started my degree with a foundation year (2017) so technically my architecture undergrad degree was from 2018 to 2021 plus one year extended so that is still 4 years excluding foundation year? Is there any way if I give them a written confirmation regarding me completing the course, is there any chance they would or might take risk with my application?


Why are you excluding the foundation year? That was a year you had a visa for.
There’s zero chance a uk university is going to risk their license in this situation. I’m sorry but you would be better off completing your studies in a different country.
Reply 6
Hmmm….interesting. It’s just when I went through the UKVI Immigration rules regarding demonstrating academic progress, studying a new course (related to previous course) at same level, including the time limit plenty of clauses in all these rules mentioned by UKVI says I legally can I do what I am trying to do but the only factor here I feel missing is the trust I guess? As there are universities who have had taken such applications so I guess i just have to see and try to establish the trust rest is on gods hands. I appreciate you resolving my queries. Thank you!

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