Visas and Immigration for study in the UK

Extending your Student Visa

If you need more time to complete your programme, you'll need to extend your Student Visa.

You may need to extend your Student Visa in order to give you more time in the UK to complete your programme. This may be because you have made a change to your programme,  need to repeat a year, added a placement or study abroad year, or because it has been agreed that you can defer some of your assessments.

The information on this page guides you on the process of submitting your Student Visa application from within the UK. If you are submitting your Student Visa application from outside of the UK, the application form and process is different – see our guidance on applying from outside of the UK instead.

The International Student Advice Service is hosting free online workshops to guide international students on different visa routes, including making a Student Visa extension application.  You can book to attend to a workshop session to get advice and ask all of your questions.

Whether you are applying from inside the UK, or outside the UK, there is quite a bit of information you need to know.