News update: New visa fees and Immigration Health Surcharge increase
The UK government have announced visa application rises coming into effect on 04 October 2023. We note increases to the Graduate visa fee (£822) as well as Student visa applications submitted from outside of the UK (£490) and visit visas (£115). Full information can be found below:
IHS Update: The government’s has increased the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS), which came into force (in law) since 6 February 2024. We understand that the IHS annual fee applicable to Student/Student Dependant visa applications has rose up to £776 per year of visa duration. For work visas, the IHS charge is different. For Graduate route applicants, the IHS annual fee has rose up to £1,035 per year of visa duration.
Find out which visa is the right one for you to study at Edinburgh and learn how to apply for it.
You need a CAS number to apply for a visa. The process to get a CAS number is different depending on what type of student you are. Find out what you need to do to get your CAS number.
When you arrive in the UK, you must attend International Check-in. Find out what you need to do to attend.
You can access our application guides below. Before you make a visa or ATAS application, you should ensure you have read our guidance in full.
Certain students are allowed to bring their partner and any children under 18 to the UK with them.
What you can expect and need to consider when you are travelling to the UK.
Information on travelling to the UK and the EU Settlement Scheme for students from the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
Advice and guidance for University of Edinburgh staff working with non-UK students.
Support for conflict/humanitarian disasters
Unfortunately, there are many ongoing conflicts in the world. If you are affected and have a question about your student visa, please contact our team for specialist advice.
Please be assured that there are no changes to Student visa conditions as a result of the ongoing situation in Palestine and Israel. You can also read about other support available in the University’s Statement on Palestine:
Please be assured that there are no changes to Student visa conditions as a result of the ongoing situation in Ukraine. You can also read about other support available in the University’s Statement on Ukraine:
Please be assured that there are no changes to Student visa conditions as a result of the situation in Afghanistan.
You can also read about other support available in the University’s Statement on Afghanistan: