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:
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.
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).
Apply for a Student visa
Where to apply from and how to do it.
Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
What your CAS number is and where to get it from.
Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)
How to get your BRP.
Student visa sponsor and your responsibilities
Our responsibility to you and your responsibilities as a Student visa holder.
Bringing your family (dependants)
Who is eligible to come to the UK and how to apply.
Correcting an error on your visa
What to do if you have an error on your visa.
Changes to your course
What you need to do to suspend, withdraw, transfer or extend your studies at the University.
Registering with the police
How, where and when to register with the police.
Tier 4 visa pilot
What is the pilot, who is eligible to apply under the pilot and some FAQs.
Time limits on study and Academic Progression
What are the time limits on study and what is Academic Progression
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.
All international students must read the following important information: