Applying for a visa
Find out which visa you need, and how to apply.
Tier 4 (General) student
This visa is for you if:
- you are from a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland and
- you want to study a course that lasts more than six months
Short-term study visa
The short-term study visa may be for you if you want to study a course that lasts six months or less.
You may need to apply for a Schengen visa if you are a non-EEA national wishing to visit certain countries within the EEA (and Switzerland).
No visa required
If you're from a country in the EEA for Switzerland and you have been accepted on a course, you have the right to live in the UK for the length of your course.
Read more about immigration and different visa types on the visas and immigration webpages on GOV.UK.