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Exeter College Summer Programme: Visas and Codes of Conduct

Visa and Insurance

Visa Information:
Your nationality will determine if you require a short-term study visa to attend ECSP. Please check whether you need a visa on the UK Government website.

Visa requirements for a short-term study visa:
(i) ‘Non-Visa Nationals’ do not need to apply for this visa before entering the UK. You can obtain this visa upon entry to the UK at border control. If you are a Non-Visa National, you must request a short-term study visa stamp in your passport. You must ensure you are given a short-term study visa stamp and not a standard visitor stamp.
(ii) ‘Visa Nationals’ must apply for a short-term study visa before entering the UK.

Whether you are a Non-Visa National or a Visa-National, you will need to provide a short-term study letter (Visa Letter) and other documents in support of your application. Please check what documents are required on the UK Government website.

Once you have been admitted and paid your programme fee, we will provide you with a Visa Letter. Because immigration officials may not accept copies of Visa Letters, we will send your Visa Letter by post. Please ensure you allow sufficient time for the Visa Letter to arrive and, if required, to apply for your visa before travelling.

We strongly advise you to make copies of your passport, Visa Letter and insurance policies prior to travelling and keep these separate from the originals.

If you arrive in Oxford without the correct immigration clearance for short term study, Exeter will not permit you to start the Programme. It is your responsibly to ensure you have the correct visa clearance to participate in the Exeter College Summer Programme.

We strongly advise you to take out adequate insurance prior to travelling to Oxford. The main purpose of travel insurance is to cover you for the potentially high cost of medical treatment and repatriation if you are injured or become ill abroad.

Only emergency medical treatment is provided to non-UK nationals free of charge through the UK National Health Service. ECSP students are therefore strongly advised to obtain their own insurance to adequately cover all international medical and emergency expenses.

Exeter College is a safe and secure environment and both Turl Street and the Cohen Quadrangle are staffed 24/7 for security. However, Turl Street is open to the public at certain times, and Oxford receives large number of tourists in the summer. We therefore recommend your travel insurance also includes cover against loss or damage to your personal belongings while you are traveling to/from the UK and during your stay in the UK.

Privacy, Safety, Emergency and Codes of Conduct

Exeter College is committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal data and a copy of our Privacy Policy is available on the College website.

A copy of our handbook is available here; ECSP Safety, Emergency and Codes of Conduct Handbook

A copy of our IT Acceptable Use Guide is available here;