Visas and Immigration

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

Our aim is to help you transition from your home country to your life in Northern Ireland and help you make the most of your time at Ulster.

We are here to offer support and advice on UK student visas and post-study options as well as provide informed and supportive referral services for any other issues you may have.


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 Student and Child Student guidance for the most up-to-date and accurate UK visa and immigration information.

In this section

Do I need a visa?

Find out more about the visa or immigration permission you need to study in the UK.

Applying for your Student visa

Find out more about applying for a Student visa.

Your Standard Visitor permission

Standard Visitor permission is suitable for you if you intend to study for a maximum of 6 months at Ulster University.

Apply for immigration permission at the UK border

If you are a non-visa national, you may choose to apply for permission to enter as a Standard Visitor at the UK border.

Your Student visa

Your Student visa is an important document that allows you to remain within the UK whilst you study at Ulster University.

Bringing your family

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

Graduate Visa Route

The Graduate Visa Route will open to all eligible students on 1 July 2021.