Visa & Immigration

September 2021

From September 2021, the UKVI concession on distance learning will be ending. This means that the majority of classes will be on campus from the start of the Academic Year. Attendance is compulsory and will be monitored, so please ensure that you are able to attend on campus.


If you are not a UK national, it is likely that you will need to apply for a Student Route visa before you leave your home country.

What type of visa you will need, and the process for applying for it, will differ based on the type of course you plan to study, the duration of your course and several other criteria.

As part of the application process you will need to obtain the relevant entry clearance before you can travel, ensure you have sufficient funds and pass any health checks before you arrive in the UK. 

General Information about the Points Based System, the University's responsibilities as a sponsor and a Glossary of terms