Student Immigration

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Appeal against a decision to withdraw or refuse Tier 4 sponsorship



The University aims to ensure that students have the opportunity to understand decisions made by the Head of Student Immigration Compliance and to appeal against those decisions if they feel they have grounds. This may include, but is not limited to, a decision to withdraw or refuse Tier 4 sponsorship or withdrawal from the University for not holding valid immigration permission to study in the UK.

Appeals will be considered by the Academic Registrar.

Before submitting an appeal, please read the accompanying Guidance Document which outlines information about the evidence you will need to present to the Academic Registrar’s office to support your appeal.

The appeal, together with any supporting documentation, must be received by the Academic Registrar’s Office within 5 working days from the date of the decision letter from the Head of Student Immigration Compliance. The information you submit as part of your appeal may be shared with the Student Immigration Compliance Team and your academic school in order for the Academic Registrar to review your case.

Guidance and Support

Student Advisers at the Kent Union and GK Union Advice Centres will be able to assist with your appeal.

Canterbury Students
Kent Union Advice Centre
Mandela Building
University of Kent – Canterbury Campus

Ph: 01227 827724


Medway Students
GK Unions Advice Centre
Pilkington Building
University of Kent – Medway Campus

Ph: 01634 888989




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Last Updated: 20/05/2019