Visas and immigration
Everything you need to know about visas as a prospective or current international student at University of Gloucestershire, topics include Student visa applications, Biometric Residence Permits (BRP) and digital immigration status, working in the UK, and the Graduate route visa.
International welcome centres
If you are an international student subject to immigration control, the university may be required to check your immigration documents prior to permitting your enrolment – these checks will be conducted at one of our International Welcome Centres.
Find more information about our International Welcome Centres, including dates and locations for these events and the support available.
Student Route visa
If you are coming to the UK to study for more than six months (or a pre-sessional programme), and do not have any other type of UK immigration permission, you will need a Student visa. This page provides advice and guidance on how to apply for a Student visa from both inside and outside of the UK.
Watch the video below for a step-by-step guide to completing the online Student route application.
For periods of study or research lasting up to six months, it is now possible to study on a Standard Visitor visa.
The category of Standard Visitor will also be appropriate for students returning to the UK to attend graduation and for family members and friends who wish to visit a student while they are in the UK.
The UK Government has introduced a new Graduate route, to allow for students to live and work in the UK after completing their studies. This route opened for applications on 1 July 2021.