International Students

Visa & Immigration

Visa and Immigration Information

Find out if you need a visa or entry clearance to study in the UK and what to do when you arrive.


Tier 4 General closed to new applicants on 5th October 2020. New students who wish to come to the UK for more than 6 months, or Tier 4 General students who wish to renew their visas, will now apply under the Student Route

National of EEA or Switzerland

The UK left the European Union on 31st January 2020. On 31st December 2020, the transitional period will come to an end and freedom of movement will cease. This means that EEA or Swiss nationals who do not have Settled or Pre-settled status may need to apply for a visa to enter the UK to study for more than 6 months from 1 January 2021



Travelling to the UK – eGates

Students who hold a biometric passport from one of the following countries can take advantage of the eGates when travelling to the UK:

Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea or USA, The European Economic Area and Switzerland.

There will be eGates at the following port of entry:

Birmingham, East Midlands, London City, Luton, Stansted, Heathrow, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle, Bristol, Cardiff and Gatwick Airport, as well as Eurostar terminals in Brussels-Midi/ Zuid and Paris Gare du Nord.


Contact us

If you have any visa queries, you can contact us for help. Complete our enquiry form and select 'Student Resources and Records' followed by 'Visa Support' so your query comes straight to us.