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Do I need a visa?
We're to help you work out whether you need a visa to study at AUB!
If you're unsure about what type of visa you may need, please email our international team at firstname.lastname@example.org
You need a visa or entry clearance to study at AUB in most cases if you are a national from a country outside the UK. The exemption is for British dual nationals, students from the Channel Islands or Irish nationals/dual nationals; you will not need a visa to study in the UK. Nor will EU/EEA or Swiss nationals who moved to the UK before the 31 December 2020 and have applied for permission to stay under the EU Settlement Scheme.
Commonwealth citizens can apply for an Ancestry visa to live, work or study in the UK.
The type of visa or entry clearance you will need depends upon how long your course will be.
If your course will be more than 6 months:
You will need to apply for a visa under the Student Route if you intend to study...
- A Preparation for Higher Education Course (Foundation Diploma)
- An Undergraduate Course (BA Degree)
- A Postgraduate Course (MA/MPhil/PhD)
- A Pre-Sessional English Course leading onto a full-time course listed above.
A Student visa allows most students to work part-time during term-time and undertake an additional supplementary study. Some students can extend or switch to this visa in the UK and you may be able to bring dependants, depending on the level and length of your course.
Find out more and how to apply for a Student visa.
If your course will be less than six months:
You may undertake study on a Visitor visa if you will be studying
- A study abroad programme
- Summer courses
- International Foundation Diploma (IFD)
The Visitor Visa does not allow you to work in the UK (paid or unpaid), bring your dependents (family), extend your visa in the UK or remain in the UK for more than 6 months.
If you are a dual national of Great Britain or Ireland, we recommend that you enter the UK with your British or Irish passport.
Once you are in the UK you have the right to work and travel freely in and out of the UK.