Student route essentials: Understanding academic progress

By the end of this session, you will understand the academic progress requirement a Student route applicant must meet and your responsibilities as a sponsor when assessing whether that requirement has been met.

In order to achieve this aim, you will:

  • know how academic progress is defined
  • be familiar with the situations to which exceptions from the academic progress requirement apply
  • understand how the academic progress requirement and a student’s study condition interact with each other
  • be able to advise students on the consequences of not meeting the academic progress requirement
  • know where to find the sources of the academic progress requirement for Student applicants
  • be confident in dealing with academic progress on a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies /li>

This 2-hour online session will focus solely on the academic progress requirement of the Student route. No prior knowledge of this area is required, though an overview of how the Student route works would be useful background before attending – see You may also wish to attend UKCISA’s Introduction to the Student Route online course prior to attending. The course is open to anyone, whether or not you assess academic progress as part of your job. The session will include presentations and the opportunity for you to raise your questions and let others know about your experience.

We will not have time to discuss areas of immigration law other than the academic progress requirement for Student route applicants. This means we will not be considering other Student route requirements or different immigration routes, such as Child Student, Short-term student and Visitors. These areas are covered in detail in other UKCISA courses.


  • Date(s): 13 April 2021
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Price: £70 per delegate (card payments only) - UKCISA members will be given priority
  • Location: Webinar
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