Visas and Immigration

Find out whether you will need a visa to study in the UK, which type of visa you will need and how to apply for one.

The team at Ulster works within OISC standards offering a high level of support and advice on UK student visas and related post-study options as well as providing an informed and supportive referral service for other student issues.

With support and expert knowledge from the Ulster International team our aim is to help you transition from your home country to your life in Northern Ireland and to help you make the most of your time at Ulster.


We endeavour to keep our information up-to-date with UKVI immigration rules.

The information on our website is correct and accurate at the time of publication.

Please refer to UKVI website and Tier 4 policy guidance for the most up-to-date and accurate UK visa and immigration information.

In this section

Do I need a visa?

Find out which is the appropriate UK visa for you.

Applying for your Tier 4 Visa

Find out more about applying for a Tier 4 visa.

Your Short-Term Student visa

A Short-term Student visa is suitable for you if you intend to study for a maximum of 6 months at Ulster University.

I may apply for immigration permission when I arrive in the UK

If you are a non-visa national, you may choose to apply for entry clearance as a Short-term Student when you arrive in the UK.

Your Tier 4 visa

Your Tier 4 visa is an important document that allows you to remain within the UK whilst you study at Ulster University. Please take a few minutes to read the relevant information below.

Bringing your family

Find out whether you are entitled to bring your family members with you to the UK.