In order to be a full time student in the UK, many overseas students will need to apply for a visa.
To find out if you need a visa, please take a look at our Immigration Advice Service pages which will give you information about whether you need to apply for a visa, and if so, what documents you will need to provide.
General information for all students coming to the UK to study can be found on the UK Visas website.
Postgraduate students applying for certain science, engineering or technology courses may need to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate before applying for a Visa, Entry Clearance or Extension of Stay. For more information about ATAS certificates please see the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.
Who to contact
- Immigration Advice Service
Student Support Hub, Market Square
- Tel: +44 (0)1904 324140
- Office hours
-Term time: 9am - 5pm, Outside term time: 10am-4pm
Monday to Friday
- For more information on the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) visit the website of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.