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EmailĀ [email protected].


We broadcast a webinar following registration events that took place in 2018. As the registration process has not changed significantly since 2018, providers considering submitting an application may still find it useful but should note the following:

  • We no longer make a distinction between 'existing' and 'new' providers and all providers should refer to our guidance in regulatory advice 3. In the webinar, references to requirements for 'new providers' now apply to all providers seeking to register.
  • For applications submitted from 1 May 2022 onwards, we have introduced new quality and standards requirements which are not reflected in the webinar.
  • From 4 January 2021, the student sponsor licence replaced the Tier 4 Sponsor licence as the route for providers to sponsor students who wish to study in the UK.
  • All emails relating to registration should now be sent to [email protected].

Please note that the webinar did not cover details about access and participation plans and providers should refer to guidance on access and participation plans to find out more about this requirement.

We intend to update the webinar in due course.

Last updated 14 October 2022
14 October 2022
Notes on details that have changed since the initial publication of the webinar in 2018.
16 December 2020
Update to the latest information about applying to register with the OfS.
23 April 2020
Note added about registration applications during the coronavirus pandemic

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