Future Student Updates (COVID-19)

University of Plymouth International College

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Academic Intake: January 2021

Q: Is the January 2021 intake running?

A: Yes, and the University campus will be open and there will be teaching taking place on campus. However, restrictions will apply to this and there may still be international travel restrictions in place so we will continue to review.


Q: I want to apply for January, is it possible?

A: Yes, applications for January are open. If necessary, these applications can be deferred to a later start date but we will continue to monitor the situation.


Q: I already have an offer, how can I keep informed on next steps?

A: Our admissions team will keep you informed on what you need to do next. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us on admissions@upic.plymouth.ac.uk


Q: I want to accept my offer, but I am worried that the intake will be cancelled?

A: You can accept your offer for January intake. If we are not fully open to all on campus, then we will offer online start with the opportunity to transfer to our campus at the earliest opportunity - we are calling this 'blended learning'.


Q: What will be the deadline for payment to secure my place? Can I accept the offer now and pay later?

A: Yes you can accept your offer once you receive an unconditional offer letter from us. You can make a payment after this date.


Q: Will I be learning online or on campus?

A: We continue to plan for on-campus teaching to start in September. However, we are preparing for other options, including online teaching if necessary.


Q: My school/university is closed and I am worried that I will not be able to meet the academic conditions on my offer. What should I do?

A: In many countries, individual schools or universities may have closed or teaching may be restricted. If you are affected, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of any opportunity of any online provision available from your institution or exam board to ensure you are as well prepared as possible when your school or university reopens. We will monitor the situation and update offer holders as we know more. If you are applying to join us this September, then you should provide all of the information that you can about your previous studies and we will seek to make an offer on that basis.


Q: My local IELTS testing centre is closed and I am worried I will not be able to meet the English conditions on my offer. Do I have any other options?

A: Yes. We are able to consider the Password aand Linguaskill online tests and we will be running online Pre-Sessional English programmes.