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At St George’s we recognise that studying in the UK can be both an exciting and daunting experience. The International Advising Team is here to support you throughout your studies and help you get the most out of student life.

We offer professional support and guidance on a wide range of issues including visas and immigration, life in the UK and working during and after your studies.

We also organise specific events for international students as part of the university’s welcome induction programme, and work with the Students’ Union’s International Student Society (ISS) to deliver a programme of trips and social events all year round to help you meet other students and make friends.

Please visit the pages in this section for details about how to apply for the appropriate visa and other important visa- and immigration-related information.

If you are unable to find the information that you need, please contact us. 

Contact us

Email student immigration

Telephone: +44(0)208 725 1981 or +44(0)208 725 2636

Frequently asked questions

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Do I need a visa?

You will usually need a visa to study in the UK if you are a national of a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. If you are unsure then you can contact us or use the ‘Check if you need a UK visa’service on the GOV.UK website for more help.

What visa do I need?

Generally, if the course you are applying to is six months or less (for example, medical elective, summer school), you can enter on a Short Term Study Visa.

If your course is longer than six months, you will need a Tier 4 (General) visa. More information about student visas can be found on the GOV.UK website. You can also read our guide to making an application for a Tier 4 (General) visa (PDF).

If you already hold a visa, please contact us to check if your current visa permits study.

Where can I get help?
UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) are a division of the UK’s Home Office and are responsible for visa decisions. There is a charge for contacting UKVI directly regarding your Tier 4 application, so we strongly recommend you contact us so that we can do this on your behalf.
 

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