There have been some recent changes to the visa system in the UK. All students are responsible for ensuring that they understand the visa process and requirements.
Please read the guidance on the links provided below to ensure you receive the correct permission to study in the UK. The information is for guidance only and should not be considered legal advice.
What type of visa do I need?
One semester (without internship) students
If you are planning on spending one semester with us (without an Internship), most students can enter as a Standard Visitor. You will not be able to work during your time at St Mary’s.
Full year or internship applicants
If you are planning on spending a full year with or you are taking an Internship, you need to apply for a Student Visa.
There is a cost attached (£363 currently). We have a limited number of CAS available to our students and once issued, we are unable to reassign if they are not used.
If you need a Student Visa, you will receive a CAS Request Form from International Admissions that you must fill out and return according to the deadline. Once they receive this information, they will provide you with a draft to check then issue your final CAS, which you will need for your visa application. The earliest the University can issue the CAS is 90 days before the start of your course.
Further information can be found on the UK Government website or the St Mary’s Website.
Do I need a visa?
You can check to see if you need a visa on the UK government website.