Entry into the UK
If you are a national of the European Economic Area, or of Switzerland, then these notes are not relevant to you.
You are a national of the European Economic Area if you are a national of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK.
If you are a visa national It will be compulsory for you to apply for ‘entry clearance’ before you leave the country where you live to travel to the UK.
More information on visa nationals.
To study in the UK you will need to apply for a student visa from the British Embassy or British High Commission in your country. Please do this as soon as possible as your place may not be held for you if you are unable to make the start date. The Letter of Acceptance, which we send to you when your place on a course has been confirmed and we have received the payment, will help you to obtain your visa.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE IMMIGRATION RULES FOR STUDENTS ASKING PERMISSION TO ENTER THE UK
1. You must have been unconditionally accepted onto a course.
6. You must have the ability to follow the course.
7. You must intend to follow the course.
8. You must intend to leave the UK at the end of your studies (unless you are a degree student hoping to stay on to work when you finish your studies, and you are not sponsored by your own government or by an international scholarship agency).
9. You must not intend to take employment or engage in business, unless the immigration authorities allow you to.
10. You must have enough money without needing to work (or engage in business or claim 'public funds') to pay for your course fees; and the accommodation and maintenance of yourself and your husband, wife, civil partner and children, if they come with you.
Evidence that you meet the requirements
You need to make sure that you have the following documents, as evidence that you meet the requirements:
It is your responsibility to secure a visa from the British High Commission.