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International Students


If you are a national of a European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland and moving to the UK to start full-time studies at Cambridge prior to 31 December 2020, you will not require a visa to study in the UK. The countries in the EEA are:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

The EU Settlement Scheme protects the longer-term rights of EEA and Swiss nationals who move to the UK prior to 31 December 2020. Further information about Brexit is provided in the University's Brexit FAQs

Students moving to the UK after 1 January 2021 to start their studies are likely to need a student visa.