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Applying for a Student Visa

Student Visa

If you are an international student at Warwick, including if you are an EU, EEA and Swiss student, you will typically need to apply for a Student VisaLink opens in a new window sponsored by the University (unless you already have another type of UK immigration permission that permits study).

This page will help you understand what the requirements are, and how to apply.

Is a Student Visa right for me?

Warwick can provide a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) so that you can apply for a Student VisaLink opens in a new window for your course if it is a full-time course based on-campus, and if you meet the application requirements.

A Student Visa is suitable if your studies will be your main reason for being in the UK. It is issued for a specific course at a specific institution, and is not a route to Settlement (Permanent Residence) in the UK.

If the total length of your course will be less than 6 months, or if you already have another type of immigration permission allowing unrestricted study, you may wish to consider other options instead.

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Step-by-step application guides

Applying overseas (Permission to Enter)

Take a look at our step-by-step guide for information on the online application form, paying fees, attending your Visa Application Centre appointment (if required), and waiting for your visa to arrive.

Applying inside the UK (Permission to Stay)

You’ll need to apply before your current Visa expires. For most applicants who hold a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) or an EU passport with a biometric trip, this process takes place online.

Contact Us

If you need more help and advice please contact the Immigration Services Team.

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