You can visit the UK for up to 6 months to:
- study at an accredited institution (this includes English language courses)
- do a short piece of research that’s relevant to your course overseas
- do an ‘elective’ - an optional additional placement, if you’re studying medicine, veterinary medicine and science, nursing, midwifery or dentistry
- sit an entrance exam, retake an exam or course module, or do a PhD oral exam (a viva)
- do an unpaid clinical attachment if you’re a graduate from a medical, dental or nursing school
- take the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) test or the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test
- check you meet the basic eligibility requirements for a Standard Visitor and any relevant extra eligibility requirements listed below
- prepare any required documents that prove your eligibility
- check if you need a visa to visit the UK
- apply for a Standard Visitor visa online - if you need one.
As part of your preparations for studying in the UK, Border Forcewant to make sure you have everything you need to get through the UKborder as quickly and smoothly as possible.Follow these tips for a smooth journey through the UK border:
1. Have your passport ready.
2. Ensure you complete a landingcard (if a non EEA National).
3. Have your Acceptanceletter from The College ready.
4. Keep any medicaldocumentation, recent bank statement and details of where you are staying inyour hand luggage.
5. Do not bring in any meator dairy products from outside the UK.
6. There are alsorestrictions on other food products such as fish, eggs and honey, as well assome fruit, vegetables and plants (e.g. bulbs, seeds, cut flowers and tree bark).
7. There are also restrictions on the amount of tobacco, alcohol and gifts you can bring into theUK. If you exceed your duty-free allowance and do not declare them, all of youritems could be taken away from you.
8. Never bring in counterfeit goods, illegal drugs, offensive weapons or indecent or obscene material. Someitems are restricted and will require a licence or permit.
9. You must declare any sums of cash of £10,000 or more (or the equivalent in another currency) if you are travelling from a country outside the European Union.
10. Never give false or misleading information (including forged or counterfeit documents).