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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.
Who needs a visa?|
This page explains the difference between 'Tier 4 General Student' and 'Student Visitor'. Includes useful information for Language Centre students.
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!
Can I bring my family?|
Important advice on bringing your family to the UK as your dependants
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?
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
Tier 4 (General) Student or Student Visitor?|
Who can choose which category to apply in? What's the difference?
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
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?
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.
updated June 2013
Registering with the police|
Information for nationals who have to register with the police within seven days of arriving in the UK.
Working during your studies|
Find out about the rules for working while in the UK as a full time student.
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.
Can't find what you're looking for? Use our A-Z index to help you locate the information you need
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.