Who needs a visa

Most international students need a student visa to study in the UK.

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Finding out whether you need a visa to study is easy, check here on GOV.UK.

British and Commonwealth citizens

British and Commonwealth citizens with either the right of abode or leave to remain, do not need a visa to study in the UK.

Within the European Economic Area (EEA)

If you are a national of a European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland and starting your studies from 1 January 2021, you will need a Student visa or Short-term study visa in order to study at the University.

If you are a resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, you are able to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021.

Outside of European Economic Area (EEA)

If you plan to study for 6 months or less and you are not from one of the countries that is on the ‘visa national’ list (i.e. you need to apply for prior entry clearance before travelling to the UK), then you may not need to apply for a visa in advance of your travel. See Short Term Study Visas for information and a list of nationals that must have a visa in advance of travel.

Check what visa you need

Use gov.uk/check-uk-visa to find out whether you need a visa by answering some quick questions.

You can also contact us if you are unsure.

How to apply for a visa

See Tier 4 (General) for more information about applying for your visa.