Do I need a visa to study in the UK?
If you are an ‘overseas’ student (not from the UK, the European Economic Area or Switzerland), then you will need a visa to study in the UK.
There are two types of student visa:
- The Short-term study visa is for students on a full-time course lasting for a maximum of 6 months
- The Tier 4 (General) student visa is for students on a full-time course lasting longer than 6 months
To check what kind of visa you need, please visit the UKVI website.
Regent’s University London gives free, confidential advice and guidance to applicants and students on visa and immigration issues related to their studies. Regent’s is a Tier 4 sponsor, authorised by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI).