Before you arrive
Find out if you need to apply for a visa
You will not need a student visa or immigration permission to study in the UK, if the following applies:
- You are an Irish national.
- You are an EU, EEA, Swiss national, or partner/spouse, who holds pre-settled or settled status.
- You hold indefinite leave to remain based on long-term residency in the UK.
Otherwise, you will need a Student visa to attend a full-time course. For short courses, part-time courses or distance learning you will need a visitor visa/permission. If you hold another visa type that allows you to study, for example a dependant visa, or ancestry visa you may be allowed to study with this permission and will not need to switch to a Student visa.
See our section for visas for your family members if you wish them to accompany you.
For information about the invasion of Ukraine and visa and immigration matters see the University webpage.