Do I need a visa?

Find out which is the appropriate UK visa for you.


All non-European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA)/Swiss nationals need permission to enter or remain in the UK.

Nationals of most countries must apply for a visa in order to travel to and enter the UK. We refer to these nationals as ‘visa nationals’.

If you are a visa national, you must have been granted a UK visa before you travel to the UK.

Nationals of certain countries do not need to apply for permission to enter the UK until they arrive in the UK.

We refer to these nationals as ‘non-visa nationals’.  If you are a non-visa national, you do not need to have a UK visa before you travel to the UK.

In this section

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.