Comprehensive guidance on applying for immigration permission (a visa) is provided by our team of specialist advisors in the International Advice Team, who are regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner.
Within our Crucial Guide for Students we provide a step-by-step guide to immigration for students who are planning to arrive in the UK. It includes advice on how to check if you require visa permission, how to apply for a visa and what to do if your visa application is refused, along with information on the immigration rule changes of April 2012.
If you have any questions about the process of obtaining a visa for study in the UK, you can get involved in one of our online question-and-answer sessions. These sessions are run by our International Advice Team and will take place on Monday 13 August and Tuesday 28 August at 11am–12pm UK time. If you would like to join one of these sessions, please 'like' our admissions Facebook page.
Planning fee payments to fit in with your visa application
As you make preparations for your visa application/appointment, please bear in mind that any fee or accommodation prepayments to the University will need to clear in the University’s bank account and be receipted in order for them to be reflected in your CAS.
Academic Technology Approval Scheme
The UK government's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) operates an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) which is a required process for students following courses in certain areas of science and technology. Students undertaking certain courses (primarily postgraduate research) in specified subject areas are required to obtain ATAS approval before they submit an application for a visa.
Visas for working in the UK
You can find out more about how the latest work visa regulations affect opportunities to work in the UK on our Careers Service website: