Visa & Immigration

If you are a national of a country that is not within the European Economic Area (EEA) and you do not have a passport issued by an EEA country, it is very likely that you will need to apply for a Tier 4 student 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