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Before you arrive

Before you arrive

You may require a visa to study in the UK. Details on these visas, including how to apply, can be found on these pages.

You may require a visa to study at Royal Holloway depending on your nationality and status. Please click the corresponding drop-down for more guidance and information.

Please note that as a result of the UK leaving the European Union, all EEA/Swiss nationals will require a visa to study if you are arriving in the UK on or after 1 January 2021, and you do not have some other form of leave (i.e. pre-settled/settled status from the EU Settlement Scheme, indefinite leave to remain etc.).

If you want to study at Royal Holloway you may need to apply for a visa. The type of visa you need will depend on what kind of course you intend to study. 

Full-time courses of longer than six months -  you must apply for a Student visa 

Short courses or study of less than six months - if you are planning to do a course of less than six months (either full-time or part-time), you will normally need to enter using a Visitor visa

 Be aware that...

  • If you are bringing members of your family with you, you may need a visa for your family

If you are entering the UK to study after 1 January 2021 you will need to apply for a Student visa.

If you arrived in the UK before 31 December 2020, you may be eligible to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. This will secure your right to remain in the UK to study and work.

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