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Re-sitting Exams or Part of Your Programme

Undergraduate students

If you are required to re-sit an exam before progressing to the next level of your study, your Tier 4 visa may be affected.

The University is required to notify UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) if you are not in attendance at the University (or ‘out of residence’) for more than 4 weeks while waiting for your re-sit exam.

Where the University notifies UKVI as above, you will have 60 days from the date they are notified to leave the UK. Your Tier 4 visa will be curtailed after this period and you will no longer be able to use it to travel to the UK.

If you are required to return to the UK for your re-sit exam you can do so by applying for a Student Visitor visa, see below for details.

If you pass your re-sit exam and you are able to progress with your study you can apply for a new Tier 4 visa from your home country in order to return to the UK and continue your study at Durham.

Student Visitor visa information

Repeating part of your programme

If you are required to repeat part of your programme before you progress to the next level, you may need to extend your visa at some point in order to have enough time to complete it.

Postgraduate students

If you are required to re-sit an exam or part of your programme and you do not have enough time on your visa to do so, you may need to extend your visa.

You should apply for an extension to your visa well in advance of the expiry date. Find out more about how to extend your visa in the UK

Contact Us

Student Immigration Office
The Palatine Centre 
Stockton Road
+44 (0)191 33 46069