National of EEA or Switzerland
If you are a national of a European Economic Area (EEA) country or of Switzerland you do not require a visa or immigration permission to study in the UK. Further immigration guidance relating to European Economic Area Nationals is available on the Home Office website.
Most non-EEA students need to apply for entry clearance permission before departure to study in the UK.
The type of visa you need will depend on the length of time you will be studying in the UK for.
Studying for longer than six monthsStudying for longer than six months
Short-term study visaShort-term study visa
If you're coming to the UK to study for a period of less than six months (or 11 months for English language students) you may be able to apply for a Short-Term Study visa.
Find out about applying for a Short-Term Study Visa from outside of the UK.
Tier 4 visa pilotTier 4 visa pilot
Newcastle University is part of the UK government's pilot to streamline Tier 4 visa applications.
The pilot is open to one year master's students wanting to start their studies in September 2019 or January 2020. The pilot means that:
- you experience a streamlined Tier 4 visa application process
- you do not submit academic qualifications or evidence of funds as part of your visa application
- you get six months leave at the end of your course as an opportunity to look for work in the UK
- your dependents are included if your applications are made together and they do not have to provide evidence of funds
- our Visa Support Team will support you through the new process
You will find out whether you are eligible for the pilot in your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) statement. You will receive this around three months before your course starts.
Read more about the benefits, eligibility criteria and how to apply through the Tier 4 pilot.
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.