Forth Valley College continues to hold Tier 4 Sponsor Status which allows us to sponsor students coming to study with us under the Point Based System rules.

Please note, Forth Valley College does not hold a Tier 4 (Child) student visa licence.  This means that we cannot sponsor anyone under 16 years of age.

Do I need a visa to study in the UK?

Students from within the European Economic Area (EEA) and European Union (EU) are free to travel and work in the UK without restrictions and will not require a visa to enter the UK.

If you are from a non-European country (not EEA or Swiss National), you will need a Tier 4 (General) student visa to enter the UK.  You should obtain Entry Clearance before you leave your home country. 

Which Visa do I need to apply for?

There are 2 main visa types for those wishing to apply to study at Forth Valley College. 

You must apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa or a student visitor visa dependant on the length of your course.  The College will advise the most appropriate visa that you should apply for.

Tier 4 (General) Student Visa

General Overview

What's needed to apply for a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa

There may be other documents depending upon your personal circumstances.   Please check the UK Visa & Immigration website

Timescales for applying & decision making

Student Visitor Visa (6 months)

General Overview

What's needed to apply for a Student Visitor Visa

There may be other documents depending upon your personal circumstances.   Please check the UK Visa & Immigration website

Please Note:

Immigration regulations are subject to change and this can be at short notice – the college will endeavour to keep the web-site information current, however it is advisable to consult the UK Visa & Immigration website.

Closing date for International Applications is: 31 May 2016

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