Applying for a visa
Find out which visa you need, and how to apply.
Student route of the new points-based system
This visa is for you if:
- you need permission to enter the UK, and
- you want to study a course that lasts more than six months.
Use the government's interactive tool to check whether you need a visa.
Apply for a student visa
Apply from outside the UK
Applicants who need permission to enter the UK and who plan to study on a full-time course of more than six months will need a student visa.
Apply inside the UK
Information for international students who are currently based in the UK but need to apply for, switch to, or extend a student visa.