skip to content

International Students


The countries in the European Economic Area 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, and Sweden.

If you are a national of an EEA country or Switzerland and are considered to have been resident in the UK prior to 1 January 2021, you will not require a visa to study in the UK but will need to apply for a status under the EU Settlement Scheme. The deadline to apply is 30 June but it is advisable to make an application as soon as possible.

If you are a national of an EEA country or Switzerland and moving to the UK to start full-time studies at Cambridge after 31 December 2020, you will normally require a student visa in order to study at the University.

If you will be studying part-time at Cambridge, check the immigration requirements for part-time research degree or for taught postgraduate courses, the short period of study information.

If you will be a visiting student at Cambridge check immigration requirements on our visiting students webpage.

Irish citizens are not subject to UK immigration control and do not need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme or a visa to live and study in the UK.