It is important to check all immigration requirements regularly and before travelling, as they can change. Students without the necessary visa will be refused entry to the UK. You should allow plenty of time to organise your visa and ensure you are aware of all your responsibilities under the terms and conditions of your visa. Please note that the advice given below relates primarily to the Student Visa category of the UK's Points Based Immigration Scheme. For further information, please visit the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website.

Background Information

Student Visa: What Does the Points Based System Mean for Our International Students?

Most international students planning to study full-time in the UK will need to apply for their visa under Student Visa.

The information given on this webpage is based on details of the Points Based System currently published by UKVI. The information is continually updated, so it is important that you visit this page and the UKVI website at regular intervals to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.