The documents required to enter the UK are different depending on which country you come from.
- Most nationals from non-EEA states who wish to come to the UK to study courses longer than 6 months are required to obtain a visa (also called 'entry clearance') before coming to the UK.
- EU/EEA nationals have the right of residence during their course, provided that they have sufficient means to support themselves without recourse to public funds, therefore EU/EEA nationals are usually admitted to the UK with the minimum formalities and only need to show a valid passport or identity card.
You can also Check if you need a UK visa on the UK Visa & Immigration Services website.
Nationals from Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates will not require prior entry clearance to come to the UK as a visitor, including as a student visitor for up to six months, if they complete a free online Electronic Visa Waiver document. This document will be valid for entry to the UK on one occasion only and is restricted to specific journeys. We must receive a copy of the entry stamp in the same way as we must keep copies of student visas.