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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.
Information on changes to the immigration rules and services for applicants.
Who needs a visa?
Who needs to apply for a visa and which type may suit your studies. Includes useful information for Language Centre students.
How to make a Tier 4 visa application
All our detailed guides on how to apply for the Tier 4 visa can be found 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 non-Tier 4 visas - do you need to switch to Tier 4?
How to make a Short-term Student 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 Short-term Student?
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
Visas for the Language Centre
Advice for students coming to study at the LSE Language Centre
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.
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
Information for current students which summarises schemes that 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.