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Immigration guidance

Immigration guidance for short course students

If you are a national of a country in the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA)  or Switzerland please find the latest guidance on Brexit for EU students on the UK government’s website and UAL Brexit information for students.

If you are a national from a country from outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland you will need a visa to study. It is your own responsibility to check your visa status and ensure you obtain the correct visa before travelling to London.

You must present your passport and valid visa/proof of entry clearance to the Short Courses Office before the start of your course. You can view the list of UAL Short Courses Offices and opening hours can be found, please note that all our sites are currently closed but will re-open once face to face courses start again. To avoid the queues we recommend that you present your passport earlier than the start date of your course, where possible.

Your immigration documents will be checked, and providing these are valid for study, you will be able to start your course. Please note we cannot allow you to start your course if you do not have the correct immigration permission.

Please visit out frequently asked questions for any questions about  Standard visitor visa you may have.

For instructions on how to apply for a Standard visitor visa and everything you need to know before and after receiving your visa please visit UAL website.

Where can I get help?

You can contact Short Courses Immigration Compliance Office ShortCoursesCompliance@arts.ac.uk if you are unsure that the visa you have allows you to join short course.

UAL’s Student Advice Service has advisers specially trained on immigration issues and can assist you with enquiries about visa and immigration matters.

The UK Government and UKCISA websites have the most up-to-date visa information. Because UK immigration rules are constantly changing, you should keep consulting these sites regularly for updates.

Please read UAL's short course booking terms and conditions carefully before you make a booking.