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Applying for a visa for Summer School study

If you are from the EEA (the European Economic Area), Norway or Switzerland you do not need to apply for immigration permission to enter the UK.

Do you plan to study on Summer School /Methods Summer programme or Executive Summer School only?

From the 24 April 2015, the Student Visitor visa will be re-branded as the Short Term Student visa. Depending on when you apply or when a decision is made on your application, you may receive a visa which says either Student Visitor or Short Term Student.

If you are coming to LSE to study on the Summer School / Methods Summer programme or Executive Summer School only, complete the following steps:

IMPORTANT: Nationals of some countries can apply to enter the UK as a Student Visitor at the point they arrive in the UK. If you are a national of a country that does not need to apply for a visa before coming to the UK, you must still obtain permission to enter at the airport which allows you to study in the UK.  Please refer to our guidance on applying for a Student Visitor/Short Term Student visa on the right hand side of this page.

Do you plan to study at LSE Summer School/Methods Summer Programme before further studies in the UK?

If you are coming to LSE to study at the Summer School before attending full-time studies in the UK, your options depend on when and where you will be completing your full time studies.

Complete the following steps: 

IMPORTANT: Nationals of some countries can apply to enter the UK as a Student Visitor/Short Term Student at the point they arrive in the UK. If you are a national of a country that does not need to apply for a visa before coming to the UK, you must still obtain permission to enter at the airport which allows you to study in the UK.  Please refer to our guidance on applying for a Student Visitor visa on the right hand side of this page.

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