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International Students


If you are a national of a European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland, you do not need 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.

There are currently no changes to the status of EEA nationals coming to the UK following the EU referendum result in June 2016. The UK remains a member of the EU until negotiations have concluded. This means EEA nationals still have freedom of movement in the UK and are free to live and study/work. For the latest information about the status of EEA citizens in the UK after the UK leaves the EU, visit the guidance.

The University’s International Student Office provides a visa advice service on a range of student-related immigration matters for applicants, students and their family members and would be able to advise further if this changes in future.

Information on the requirement for students to hold comprehensive sickness insurance is outlined in the section for EEA and Swiss nationals in Healthcare in the UK