Student Immigration Service

Changes for visiting students

From 01 December 2020 (or 01 January 2021 for EU/EEA/Swiss nationals), visiting students applying to come to the UK for 6 months or less will need to apply for immigration permission as a Standard Visitor.

The Short-term Study route will now be only for English language programmes of up to 11 months.  If you have already applied under the Short-term Study route before 01 December you do not need to take any action. 

Please note:  If your programme contains a work placement, or if you wish to work part time whilst studying,  you will need to apply for a Student visa.

https://www.ed.ac.uk/student-administration/immigration/applying-for-visa/standard-visitor

We have now arranged for all BRPs that have not yet been distributed to be sent directly to the University. We will contact you with instructions when your BRP is ready to be collected.

You must have completed International Check-In before you can collect your BRP.

If you have received an email from TNT stating that your BRP has been delivered to Old College, please do not attempt to collect it until we contact you.

BRP collection will be strictly by appointment only. You must not come to the University to collect your BRP without an appointment.

Click here for immigration guidance for those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak

Our office is closed in light of the latest COVID-19 government guidance. We are therefore suspending face to face appointments. If you need assistance with your visa, you should in the first instance email studentimmigration@ed.ac.uk, and if appropriate, we will be able to set up a remote appointment at a suitable date and time. 

A student outside McEwan Hall

Guidance on applying for a Student route visa or short-term student visa to study at the University of Edinburgh.

A group of female students

Visa options for those who wish to work in the UK during or after their studies.

Flags of different European countries against a blue sky

Information for students from the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland.

A family on the Meadows

Immigration for family members and dependants.

University crest on a glass door

Advice and guidance for University of Edinburgh staff working with Tier 4 students.

Students looking at a timetable

Information about support available to non-UK students and applicants at the University of Edinburgh.