Visas and immigration
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Last updated: 17/01/2023 15:55
If you’re planning to travel to the UK to study, you may need to apply for a visa before you travel.
Types of visa
Student route visa
Most International students, including EU, EEA, and Swiss nationals who do not hold permission under the EU Settlement Scheme, will need to apply for a Student Route visa before travelling in order to study in the UK.
Information about the requirements for this route can be found in our downloadable guides on this page. We also recommend accessing the UKCISA information and Home Office guidance:
Standard Visitor visa
If you are coming to the UK to study on a programme of under 6 months, for example, you will complete 1 semester of study abroad at Cardiff University, then you are eligible to do so with a Standard Visitor visa.
If you are a non-visa national, then you can apply for this at the border on arrival. You can apply in advance if you prefer.
If you are a visa national, then you must apply for this in advance. You can find further information about this route and the requirements here:
Help with your fee status
If you need help determining your fee status as an international student, you can refer to the regulations governing fee classification.