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.
Apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa
Apply from outside the UK
Applicants from outside the EEA who plan to study on a full-time course of more than six months in the UK will need a Tier 4 (General) student visa.
Apply from inside the UK
Information for international students who are currently based in the UK but need to apply for, switch to, or extend a Tier 4 (General) visa.
Immigration Health Surcharge
Applications for visas that are more than six months long also include an Immigration Health Surcharge. The cost is based on the length of the visa that you are applying for.Immigration Health Surcharge
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.Short-term study visa