PLEASE NOTE: The UK Government regularly introduce changes to the student visa rules. We try to update our information on the webpages listed below as and when it happens but would recommend you also check the UK government Student Visa rules. Another useful website we recommend you to refer to is the UKCISA Student Visa section.
Do I need a visa?
In order to study in the UK, students from most nationalities will need a Student Visa. Before travelling to the UK, 'visa nationals' must apply to the UK Visas and Immigration Service (UKVI) for a visa or 'entry clearance'. They will initially be given an entry visa for 90 days and then, once in the UK, will collect their BRP visa card which will be valid for the length of the course, plus some additional time.
To check if you need a visa, see: Do I need a visa? on the UKVI web pages.
Applying for a visa
- Information for EU students
EU Settlement Scheme
The Home Office has published a new guide for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens on viewing and proving their immigration status (eVisa). The guide explains how people can view and prove their immigration status and update their details, what they should expect when crossing the UK border, and how to get help accessing their immigration status. Details here.
For general information, please click here.
The Home Office has produced a useful guide on how to apply for a visa overseas, please see here.
For step-by-step tutorials please check the following video guides:
- While you are in the UK - How to extend your student visa
- While you are in the UK - Travel and Re-entry
- Family and Friends - Can I bring my family? Can my family and friends visit me?
- Visas for graduation
- Visas for visiting other European countries
- After you finish your course, *New - Graduate Visa information *
- Glossary - a dictionary of immigration-related words
- What happens if I lose my passport or visa?
The International Student Support Team staff are fully trained to provide information and advice about visas and immigration. Please read through the above pages carefully, and if you have any questions please contact us.
Tel: +44 (0) 1248 382882 / 388070