EU, EEA and Swiss Students
EU, EEA and Swiss students coming to live in the UK on or after 1 January 2021 will need to apply for and secure a Student visa before arrival. EU, EEA and Swiss nationals already residing in the UK by 31 December 2020 should not need to do this but will need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme by the relevant deadline in order to regularise their status. Please see our Brexit, EU, EEA and Swiss Students webpage for further information.
Apply for a Student visa
Apply from inside the UK
Conditions to meet to apply from inside the UK, and how to apply.
Apply from outside the UK
How to apply for a student visa from outside the UK.
What finances you need to prove you have in place to cover your studies.
Applying under the differential evidence requirement
Which nationalities can apply under the differential evidence requirement and what this means.
Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)
Some courses require an ATAS certificate. Find out if you are affected.
Documents you must provide
Checklist of all the documents you need before you make your application.
Student Visa Policy Guidance and information
Read the UKVI Student visa Policy Guidance here.
For more advice and guidance, please see the Study UK: British Council website.
General Grounds for Refusal
Even if you meet all the financial and qualification requirements, your application can still be refused on general grounds, such as criminal history, immigration history, forgery and giving false information in your application (known as deception) etc. Please visit the UKCISA webapages and read the sections called 'Criminal convictions' and 'General grounds for refusal' under 'Requirements'.