The Home Office update and amend the Immigration Rules and Guidance regularly so please see below for the relevant links. Please read the Home Office website to keep up-to-date with changes to UK immigration law and guidance.
Below are the categories of the UK’s Immigration Rules that apply to the majority of those wishing to come to the UK to study. However, there are many other types of immigration permission that allow study in the UK that are not mentioned below. If you are planning to study certain subjects at postgraduate level, you may need to apply for an ATAS certificate to study in the UK.
The Student route applies to students wishing to study for more than 6 months in the UK and includes rules for Student Dependants. The University of Essex is a Student Sponsor with a track record of compliance.
Home Office guidance for EEA/Swiss nationals about the UK’s points-based immigration system.
The Standard Visitor route allows some study of up to 6 months duration.
Guidance for Student sponsors, migrants and short-term students about temporary concessions. These are to be read alongside the Immigration Rules and Guidance. Read the UKCISA guidance for further information about the COVID-19 immigration concessions.