Student Immigration Service

Applying for a Student route visa

How to apply for a Student route visa from inside or outside the UK

Applying to extend or switch to a Student route visa from the UK

If you already have a UK visa, you may be able to apply for a Student route visa from inside the UK. This is known as 'extending' or 'switching' your visa.

Applying for a Student route visa outside the UK

If you are making your Student route visa application from outside the UK, you must apply in your home country or normal country of residence. This is also known as applying for a 'new' visa.