Visa application

Students who would like to study in Scotland must comply with UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) regulations in order to gain entry into the country.

Different rules apply, depending on whether you are a student from a European and Economic Area (EEA) country or an international student from a non-EEA country.

If you are from the EEA (made up of the 28 member countries of the EU) and have been accepted on a course of study, you're entitled to enter the UK freely and have the right of residence for the duration of your course.

Students from a country in the European Union do not need a visa to study in Scotland. Students from the European Economic Area (EEA) including Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway or Switzerland do not need a visa to study in Scotland. 

International students (non EEA) must obtain sponsorship from a licensed education provider in the UK.

For visa application guidelines visit Study in Scotland