Select from the topics below to find out all you need to know about visa requirements for studying at Edinburgh Napier.
A visa (sometimes referred to as ‘Entry Clearance’) gives you permission to enter the UK.
This section outlines the responsibilities of those applying for a Tier 4 General Visa to study at Edinburgh Napier.
It is important that, as an international student, you comply with the UK immigration regulations during your registration at the University.
Anyone applying for a UK visa from overseas which will be valid for longer than 6 months are required to collect a Biometric Residence Permit.
On 24 April 2015 the Home Office removed the Student Visitor visa route and replaced it with the Short-term Study visa.
Only foreign nationals aged 16 or over from selected countries are required to register with the police while living in the UK.
All Tier 4 applicants overseas can expect to receive a short credibility interview at the beginning of the application process.
In addition to the visa application fee applicants are also required to pay an immigration health charge (IHS).
The visa process is an application - and sometimes applications can be refused.
ATAS (the Academic Technology Approval Scheme) is a scheme by which the UK government screens students from outside Europe.
Only Tier 4 (General) Students are permitted to ask their dependants to join them in the UK.
English language requirements and support for international students
Contact our Visa and International Support team to get qualified advice on the visa process, or support with immigration questions while you're here. Get in touch by email or call +44 (0)131 455 2272.