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Visa information for prospective students

This section of the website provides information if you are applying for student immigration permission from outside the UK. You should work your way through the menu in order from the top in order to be sure that you find all of the information that is relevant to you.


News and updates |

Information on changes in branding in the Home Office and new processing times in the UK.

Clement House

Who needs a visa?|

This page explains who needs to apply for a visa and which type may suit your studies. Includes useful information for Language Centre students.

Tier 4 visa

How to make a Tier 4 (General) Student visa application|

This page lists all our detailed guides on how to apply.  If you need to apply for a Tier 4 (General) Student visa - start here!

School child

Can I bring my family?| 

Important advice on bringing your family to the UK as your dependants

Students in St Clements

If you have a Non-Student Visa|

Advice for prospective students with Tier 1 (General), Tier 1 (PSW), Tier 2 skilled worker or dependant visas - do you need to switch to Tier 4?

LSE Library Stairs

How to make a Student Visitor application|

How to apply outside the Points Based System if you are coming to the UK for less than six months

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Tier 4 (General) Student or Student Visitor?|

Who can choose which category to apply in? What's the difference?

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 Applying for a visa for Summer School study|

Advice for students coming to the UK to study only at Summer School and for students who plan to continue their studies at LSE

Language Centre student

Applying for a visa for English Language Programme |

Advice for students coming to study the EAP programme or pre-sessional English programme


Executive Master programmes|

Business Visitor? Diplomat? Tier 2 Skilled Worker? Student Visitor? What kind of immigration permission do you need to be able to study on the E MSc programmes at LSE?

Lobby of LSE library

Registration| at LSE

What kind of immigration documents you need to show to register at LSE. What kind of visa you need to have and what to do if your visa is going to expire.

Information for 2014 registration is now available


Registering with the police|

Information for nationals who have to register with the police within seven days of arriving in the UK.

London Skyline with St Pauls

Working during your studies|

Find out about the rules for working while in the UK as a full time student.

Graduating student with family

Working after your studies|

This links to advice on our pages for current students and summarises schemes which allow you to work in the UK after you complete your studies.

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A-Z index|

Can't find what you're looking for? Use our A-Z index to help you locate the information you need

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ISIS web query form|

Please read our pages before you contact us. We update our pages regularly based on the questions that students ask us. If you can't find the answer to your question, please e-mail us using the web query form.