Before you arrive

As an international student, you'll need to consider if you need a visa to study in the UK and what type of visa you need to apply for.

You won't need a visa to study in the UK if you are a national of:

  • The European Union
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Norway
  • Switzerland

If you are from any other country, you are likely to need a visa.

The information on this page is correct at the time of writing. Whilst we try to make sure the information we provide is accurate, immigration policy changes frequently. You should therefore always refer to the official gov.uk website to ensure that you have up-to-date information.