Visas and immigration
If you are not a UK national or if you are an EU/EEA citizen who does not have settled or pre-settled status in the UK, it is very likely that you will need to apply for a Student route visa before you leave your home country.
The majority of international students need a student visa.
The UKVI webpages will determine whether you need to obtain a visa before you travel to the UK. It also contains guidance on the type of visa you might need.
If you need help determining your fee status as an international student, you can refer to the regulations governing fee classification.