As the US grapples with the decision of whether to let foreign students in, Regent’s position is clear: it remains open for all international students, now and in the future.
Regent’s bold statement comes just days after the Trump administration created yet more confusion for international students, when it reversed its own ruling – set just a week earlier – which planned to deport foreign students whose courses had moved fully online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Director of Future Students and Partnerships, Ahmed Masoud, said:
‘Many students who had planned to study in the US have been left confused by the changes, and they might not want to start or continue their studies in such an environment. Regent’s is here for all students from across the globe, and we’re committed to supporting everyone at this difficult time.
‘From personal experience, moving to a new country for university can be daunting and alienating, and it’s important to choose somewhere welcoming, open-minded and culturally empathetic. Regent’s is that place; we have the right combination of being a truly global institution set in the heart of a multicultural welcoming city that becomes your own the moment you set foot in it.’
Head of Admissions, Chris Sleeman said:
‘Every year, we receive thousands of applications from more than 170 countries, and we love reading about the ambitions of applicants from around the globe. We’re really motivated by the global diversity of Regent’s student body.
‘The coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult for many international applicants, but the team is here to support you in your application to study here at Regent’s. We are used to welcoming transfer students with advanced entry on to our programmes, so if your studies have been disrupted, we’d love to hear from you.’
Specialist support from the start
Regent’s has a dedicated team which is happy to speak to students and parents at any time. People who apply to Regent’s are assigned a specialist officer to guide them through their application, and the process of applying for a visa.
Regent’s students also get support while they study from their own Personal Tutor and the Student Hub. Students who choose to travel to London can book in-person 1:1 tutorials with academics to support and complement their online study.
Certain Regent’s courses are modelled on traditional US degree structures. The BA (Hons) Liberal Studies allows students to study a US-style degree in the heart of multicultural London and gain the advantages of the open, international environment Regent’s has to offer.
The liberal studies degree aims to prepare undergraduates for the unpredictability of global circumstances and demands. Like Regent’s other programmes, it prepares students for the world of work, with a focus on employability and enterprise.
Many graduates start their own business or secure a job straight after graduation. Many also go on to further studies.
Regent’s global network includes more than 40 alumni clubs and 125 corporate partnerships with institutions that are carefully selected based on their academic excellence. Students can study abroad in over 70 destinations worldwide, and many choose to undertake a work placement in Europe, Australia, the Americas and many other regions.
- Students from almost 140 nationalities are represented on campus
- Students from the US make up more than 10% of Regent’s student body – a figure second only to the proportion of UK students (18%)
- The US is a top destination for Regent’s students seeking to study abroad
- After graduating, international students will be able to stay in the UK for up to two years thanks to the government’s new Graduate Route visa.