Overview

Important information for new students.

UK visa requirements

If you are travelling to the UK to be a student, you may need to apply for a visa to enter the UK.

UK visa requirements

Tier 4 General visa

Tier 4 General visa

Students from outside EEA or EU, coming for a full degree course lasting six or more months, may need a Tier 4 General visa.

Tier 4 General visa

Applying for a Tier 4 General visa

Applying for a Tier 4 General visa

Everything you need to know about the application process.

Applying for a Tier 4 General visa

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Biometric Immigration Documents

The secure identity card which shows your permission to stay in the UK.

Biometric Immigration Documents

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ATAS certificate

If you are not a European Union, European Economic Area or Swiss national, you may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate in order to study in the UK.

Applying for an ATAS certificate

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English language requirements

Find out about the English language requirements for a Tier 4 visa.

English language requirements

Tier 4 General sponsorship

Tier 4 General sponsorship

What does being a ‘sponsored migrant’ involve?

Tier 4 General sponsorship

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Immigration health surcharge

If you are applying for a visa for longer than six months, you will have to pay a surcharge which will give you access to the UK's National Health Service at no extra cost.

Immigration health surcharge

Visa refusals

Visa refusals

The visa process is an application - and sometimes applications can be refused.

Visa Refusals

Student Visitor visa

Short term student visa

The short term student visa is issued for a maximum of six months, or 11 months for English language students.

Short term student visa

Collect your police registration certificate

Collect your police registration certificate

For students who registered with the police at the University, during September 2012.

Collect your police registration certificate

Tuberculosis screening

Tuberculosis screening

Applicants from certain countries/regions need to show they are free from TB.

Tuberculosis screening


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