Coronavirus information for prospective students

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The University of Gibraltar is accepting applications from students interested in joining us in September 2020.

Due to the continuously evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and wellbeing of our students and staff remains our top priority. We are doing all we can to mitigate the impact of the virus on our prospective students and their plans to join us in September 2020.impact of the virus on our prospective students and their plans to join us in September 2020.

We have put together the FAQ below to help answer some of the questions you may have.

We will update the FAQs as new information becomes available and we would advise you to check regularly for the latest information.

How will the outbreak affect my application?

We are doing everything we can to limit any impact COVID-19 may have on applicants wishing to study at the University of Gibraltar.

Our Admissions teams are working hard to process all applications as soon as possible. Please be advised that the speed of our decision making may be slightly lower than normal, as we balance the wellbeing and support of our staff, with the level of applications and enquiries we typically receive at this time of the year.

This is a constantly evolving situation. We are continually assessing the impact of the virus but do not currently have any plans to change the term dates advertised on the University website.

If any of these details change, we will communicate directly with all relevant applicants and stakeholders.

Is the University still considering applications?

Yes, we will continue to give equal consideration to all applications regardless of where you are from or where you live.

What is the best way to contact the University?

We are not currently able to take phone calls from prospective students. We are encouraging all applicants to submit enquiries via our contact form or message via our WhatsApp number +350 54047800.

I have submitted an enquiry and need a response.

Please note that we are receiving a high volume of questions. We are doing our utmost to continue to resource admissions enquiries as quickly as we can and we will try to respond to as many as possible in a timely fashion.

Academic Qualifications

I’m worried about the impact on my school/university exams

We understand that this is likely to have an impact on all applicants in many different ways. At this stage, we expect extenuating circumstances to be taken into account by the relevant examination bodies. We are not yet in a position to say definitively how this will affect the decisions we make on applications.

I am applying for postgraduate study and I will be unable to complete my university study

We are closely monitoring the situation, please be reassured that we are doing everything we can to limit any impact this has on you beginning your studies with us this year.

We will publish more information surrounding our policies as it becomes available and communicate directly with all relevant offer holders.

I am applying for postgraduate study but my current studies are affected

We understand that this is likely to have an impact on all postgraduate applicants from a variety of countries, in many different ways. Over the coming weeks and months, we will take advice from sector partners, examination bodies and others, before deciding on individual mitigating circumstances whether there is any mitigation we can put in place in terms of this issue.

At this stage, we expect extenuating circumstances to be taken into account by the relevant examination bodies – typically your host institution. We are not yet in a position to say definitively how this will affect the decisions we make on applications.

English language

I am an international applicant and I will be unable to take my English language test

We will still require all relevant applicants to complete an English language assessment, if it has been communicated to them directly in the terms of their offer.

We accept several English language tests as proof of eligibility, some of which are now available to be sat completely online.

For further information, please see our English Language requirements pages. Please note that this list is subject to change so we would encourage you to check it regularly.

Any change in this policy will be communicated to applicants directly.

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Deadlines and procedures

What happens to the current deadlines within my offer?

At this point, any deadlines we have attached to conditions of acceptance still stand. However, we are reviewing this on a daily basis. We will contact all applicants directly if any detail relating to deadlines change.

I am an international applicant; do I still need to pay a deposit?

We have a deposit scheme applicable to all international students. The relevant applicants will still be requested to follow this process.

If the current situation results in applicants not being able to attend/choosing not to attend in September 2020, we will assess this on a case-to-case basis and applicants should contact the Student Experience Office.

Visiting us

Can I still visit the University campus?

In the interests of safety for staff and visitors we have cancelled all events for prospective students on campus. We will continue to monitor the current situation and will provide updates as they become available.

Any further enquiries relating to admissions

If your admissions enquiry is not answered within this FAQ, please fill in our enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible we can.  Thank you for your continuing interest in the University of Gibraltar.