Biometric Enrolment

Biometric enrolment centres in the UK have been reopening, but the UKVI are currently operating an alternative system that allows them to re-use previous biometric data for eligible student visa applicants. This means that most applicants will not need to attend an appointment while these temporary measures are in place. Please visit this page for latest information. UK visa application centres overseas have been re-opening in most countries but not in all locations - please check the website of your nearest visa centre for further details using the links below:

  • TLS Contact if you’re in Europe, Africa and parts of the Middle East
  • VFS Global for all other countries

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. 

Student visa

International students coming to the UK to study full-time must apply for a student visa. Criteria are set by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

Fraud and scams

We are aware that some international students have been specifically targeted by criminals pretending to be from a legitimate organisation (such as UKVI). They telephone students to demand money and claim that, if they are not paid quickly, there will be damaging consequences.

UKVI will never contact you by telephone to ask for money.

See the following for more information and advice about how to protect yourself: UKVI's Fraud, tricks and scams guidance, UKCISA's Frauds and scams page and UKVI Action Fraud Advice (PDF, 132kB).‌

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Visa question?

All international students must read the following important information:

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