Visas and immigration
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
If you are not a UK national or if you are an EU, EEA or Swiss national , it is very likely that you will need to apply for a Student route visa before you leave your home country.
If you are an EU, EEA, or Swiss national coming to study for less than 6 months, you can apply for a visitor visa on arrival in the UK. You can apply in advance if you wish.
The majority of international students need a student visa.
Obtaining a visa before you travel to the UK
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.
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.