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Visa & Immigration

If you are an international student, it is important that you plan ahead, especially if you require a visa to enter the UK. You can check your visa requirements online by visiting the following URL:


We strongly recommend that you contact your local British consulate for up-to-date information on UK visa requirements. Also, if you require a UK visa, we advise that you start your visa application process a few months before the start of your course, as in some countries visa applications can take up to three months. See the guide below for visa processing times and costs:


Students from several countries, such as those from the EU/EEA/Switzerland, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Japan, will not require a visa to enter the UK to attend short-term courses.

For further information regarding short-term study visas, please visit:



Your visa application is more likely to be successful if you can satisfy the visa issuing authority with appropriate documentation, and prove that your only intention is to attend our study programme and that you will return to your home country/country of normal residence immediately after the completion of the programme. We will send further guidelines to our registered students.