Visas and immigration

Before you come to study in the UK it is important that you find out about UK immigration procedures and how they will affect you. You should do this as far in advance of your arrival in the UK as possible. The University of Southampton have a dedicated Visa Guidance Team experienced in supporting students and their dependants in successfully applying for your visa in the UK as well as offering comprehensive advice on immigration issues.

Please note:
Student visa interviews were rolled out during 2013. Please check the UKVI (also known as UKBA) webpages for the country where you are applying for your visa to see whether a short credibility interview might take place.
In most countries, Tier 4 student visa applications will now need a valid TB certificate (courses longer than 6 months only). See the UK Border Agency website for a current list of countries where TB testing is required.


Find out more about visas and immigration
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Enquiry Form for Prospective Students

Enquiry form for prospective international students

Key facts

Tier 4 student visa

In 2013/14,

the Visa Guidance Team handled 1348 applications for visas.