Your offer with BGU

In order for us to complete the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) application, your offer with us has to be Unconditional Firm (UF) which means you have no outstanding conditions and you have chosen Bishop Grosseteste University as the university where you will be studying in the UK. Following this UF status, a CAS application will be made to the Home Office to start off the visa process. You will be asked to complete a CAS Request Form before we will start the application to apply for a CAS number.

Below you will find a list of conditions which may have been listed as part of your offer letter, along with guidance on how to meet each condition in line with both university admissions requirements and UKVI visa guidance. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that the University’s conditions of entry are met.

Any documents should be sent directly to admissions@bishopg.ac.uk. Each document must be clearly labelled, and your email must contain your student ID number (which can be found on your offer letter).

Please note: although all conditions are listed below, you will only need to meet the conditions outlined specifically in your offer letter.

Once you have been made an offer to study at Bishop Grosseteste University (and firmly accepted this) you will start to receive further information. This will involve conditions summaries, contact from Programme Leaders, and how to apply for accommodation here in Lincoln.

Once our accommodation preferences have opened for the 2022/23 academic year, you will receive notification from the Accommodation Officer inviting you to apply for halls via our on-line system.

More information about how to apply for accommodation can be found here.

Conditions for all courses and how to evidence these to the Admissions Team

English Language

Successful completion of a Home Office approved SELT. A list of SELTs that we accept can be found below. You must provide the Admissions Team with a scanned copy of your SELT certificate. Please note: this cannot be more than 2 years old at the time of the CAS being issued.


Home Office Approved SELT

Minimum score

IELTS Academic for UKVI

6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any component

LanguageCert

Overall B2 with 33/50 in each component

Pearson PTE

Overall score of 60 with no less than 59 in any of the communicative skills

Trinity ISE (UK only)

ISE II with distinction in all four components

If your SELT score does not meet our entry requirements, we may require you to complete an in-sessional English programme as part of your course. The fee for this course is £750.00 and been added to your tuition fee.

Successful completion of a Home Office approved SELT. A list of SELTs that we accept can be found below.

You must provide the Admissions Team with a scanned copy of your SELT certificate. Please note: this cannot be more than 2 years old at the time of the CAS being issued.

Home Office Approved SELT

Minimum score

IELTS Academic for UKVI

6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any component

LanguageCert

Overall B2 with 39/50 in each component

Pearson PTE

Overall score of 69 with no less than 59 in any of the communicative skills

Trinity ISE (UK only)

ISE III with pass in all four components

Successful completion of a Home Office approved SELT. A list of SELTs that we accept can be found below.

You must provide the Admissions Team with a scanned copy of your SELT certificate. Please note: this cannot be more than 2 years old at the time of the CAS being issued.

Home Office Approved SELT

Minimum score

IELTS Academic for UKVI

6.5 overall with no less than 6.5 in speaking and writing and 6.0 in listening and reading

LanguageCert

Not accepted

Pearson PTE

Not accepted

Trinity ISE (UK only)

Not accepted

Successful completion of a Home Office approved SELT. A list of SELTs that we accept can be found below.

You must provide the Admissions Team with a scanned copy of your SELT certificate. Please note: this cannot be more than 2 years old at the time of the CAS being issued.

Home Office Approved SELT

  • Subject

Minimum score

IELTS

  • Education
  • History
  • Archaeology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any component

  • English or Health related

7.0 overall with no less than 6.0 in any component

LanguageCert

Not accepted

Pearson PTE

Overall score of 61

With no less than 51 in any of the communicative skills

Trinity ISE (UK only)

Not accepted

Other Conditions

You must provide the Admissions Team with a scan of the biographical page of your passport. You will also need to provide the Admissions Team with a scanned copy of all of the pages in your passport that include either an exit/entry stamp, or a visa vignette.

Please note: If your passport is due to expire before the end of the course, please be mindful that you will need to carry both new and old passports when crossing the UK border. This is because the passport details in your new passport may not match the details on your BRP card.

You must provide the Admissions Team with a scan of your Bachelor degree certificate for the Bachelor degree along with a transcript. English translations will be required where necessary.

You must provide the Admissions Team with a scan of your GCSE English Language /Maths /Science certificate or equivalent qualifications. English translations will be required where necessary.

Please provide the Admissions Team with a scanned copy of your relevant overseas police record check certificate. The check required for each country can be found here. English translations will be required where necessary. Admissions will request this when required. Please note that in most cases you will be required to complete a UK DBS check once you have arrived and have an address in the UK.

The Admissions Team will send you a link to complete your online health form (usually sent in Spring). Once complete, your health form will be assessed by Lincoln County Hospital and Admissions will be informed of the outcome.

Please note that this reference must be in English or submitted with an official translation.

The name, address and email address of your referee is required to meet this condition. If you have already included the required information as part of your initial application then this is satisfactory.

Payments can be made via Flywire or Bank Transfer. More information on the payment process can be found here.

Once you have paid your deposit, we will ask our Finance Department to confirm this. Please ensure that the amount of money that you transfer is the correct amount in GBP.

You will need to provide the Admissions Team with evidence that you have access to the required money to cover both your outstanding tuition fees and living costs. The bank statements cannot be any more than 31 days old, and must show that you have had access to the required funds for at least 28 consecutive days.

  • Your personal bank or building society statement must show:
  • your name or your parent(s)/legal guardians name; and
  • the account number; and
  • the date of statement; and
  • the financial institution’s name and logo; and
  • the amount of money available.

The account you provide can be in your name, or in your parents’ or a legal guardian’s name only. If your parent or legal guardian is sponsoring your studies and therefore using their financial information, they must also provide a written declaration (in English or officially translated into English) confirming:

  • their relationship to you
  • you have access to the funds
  • the funds will be available to pay for your studies

Please note: The statements must be from a reputable bank and if the statements are not in your name, then a confirmation of financial sponsorship form should be completed. Please contact Admissions if this is required.

Before BGU are able to issue a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Study), required to apply for a visa, you may need to attend and pass a mock credibility interview via Skype/MS Teams with our overseas representative and/or International Office. If you are required to attend a mock credibility interview, this will be confirmed in your offer letter.

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria will need to complete a tuberculosis test, as outlined here. Applicants will complete the test in their own country, and will be issued with a certificate. Please ensure that a copy of this certificate is shown to the Admissions Team.

Should you become a student at Bishop Grosseteste University, this notice shall constitute a term of any contract between you and the University. Any offer of a place made to you by Bishop Grosseteste University is made on the basis that in accepting such an offer you hereby give your consent to the incorporation of this notice as a term of any such contract. All students will be required, as a condition of registration, to abide by, and submitted to, the University’s General Regulations for students as amended from time to time. The University cannot accept responsibility, and expressly excludes liability, for damage to students’ personal property, for transfer of computer viruses to students’ equipment and for the consequences of any breach of contract by individual students.

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that the University’s conditions of entry are met. Further information about your course can be found on our course information pages, which can be found at www.bgu.ac.uk/course-information. Please visit www.bgu.ac.uk/about-bgu/policies-and-procedures to view the complaints procedure and the terms and conditions of your offer.