Visa Information and FAQs

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 Tier 4, General Student Visa category of the UK's Points Based Immigration Scheme. For further information, please visit the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website.

You can find videos showing the visa application process in action by visiting We Are International.

Background Information

Tier 4: 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 Tier 4.

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.


Applying for a visa under Tier 4

Find out more.


How much money do I need to have?

Find out more.


TB Screening

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Immigration Health Surcharge

Find out more.


How long can I stay for?


What do I need to apply?


How much does a visa cost?


Can I work whilst studying in Aberdeen?

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