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Whether or not you require a visa to come to the UK to undertake a course of study at the University of St Andrews will depend upon your nationality and the duration of the course you intend to study.
You do not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a national of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.
You will need the following:
Once you are in the UK, you have the right to work and travel freely in and out of the UK.
You do need a visa if you are a national from a country outside the EEA or Switzerland.
The type of visa you need depends on how long your study period is:
Short-term study visaThe short-term study visa is only suitable for:
This visa prohibits you from:
Students from certain countries may be able to apply for this visa at immigration control once they arrive in the UK. Find out if you need a visa before you arrive.
Apply for a short-term study visa.
Tier 4 (General) student visaThe Tier 4 visa is the only option for junior year abroad, undergraduate, and postgraduate students intending to study for:
Find out more information for Tier 4 students.
Apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa.
If you are a dual national of a non-European and European country, we recommend you enter the UK using your EEA national or Swiss passport or ID card.