Student Immigration Service

News update: New visa fees set to come into effect in October 2023

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:

UK Government announcement

The changes do not include the planned increase to the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) which are scheduled to be introduced no earlier than 16 January 2024. We understand that the IHS fee applicable to Student visa applications is due to go up to £776 per year of the visa. For Graduate Route applicants, the IHS fee is expected to go up to £1,035 per year of the visa. 

Careers students

Find out which visa is the right one for you to study at Edinburgh and learn how to apply for it.

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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.

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When you arrive in the UK, you must attend International Check-in. Find out what you need to do to attend.

Application Guides

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.

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Certain students are allowed to bring their partner and any children under 18 to the UK with them.

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What you can expect and need to consider when you are travelling to the UK.

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Information on travelling to the UK and the EU Settlement Scheme for students from the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

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Advice and guidance for University of Edinburgh staff working with non-UK students.

Russia/Ukraine conflict

Please be assured that there are no changes to Student visa conditions as a result of the ongoing situation in Ukraine. If you currently hold a Student visa, this will not be affected.

If you have a question about your Student visa, please get in touch with our team. You can also read about other support available in the University’s Statement on Ukraine: