Visa Information

If you require a visa to enter the UK, you can apply either for a Student Visa (valid for the full duration of the programme) as a Standard Visitor Visa (valid for up to six months). Some nationals, such as those of EU countries, do not require a visa to enter the UK for up to six months for study purposes, and can simply apply to enter the UK as a Standard Visitor upon arrival at their port of entry, or enter the UK via eGates. You can find more information on UK visas at the University of Glasgow International Student Support web page.

Please see the International Student Support pages for detailed guidance on the application process.  

If you are applying for a Student Route visa then you will require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) before you can make a visa application.

Student Responsibilities Under Student Route Visas

If the University of Glasgow has issued you with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to obtain your student visa for the UK, the University must comply with UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) regulations regarding attendance monitoring and absence reporting as well as checking that you have the necessary documentation and permission allowing you to undertake study in the UK. You will therefore have to register at the appointed time; provide appropriate documents, e.g. passport, UK biometric ID card; ensure that you attend your course and if you can’t, make sure that your School knows why you are not attending; etc. For full details of these responsibilities please refer to the important information on the Immigration Compliance pages. 

Please also see theUKCISA Protecting your Student status information

Note that for a number of reasons we recommend that you apply for the Student route visa, including:

  • The Student Route visa will be valid for the UK for the entire two-year duration of the programme. This also means that should any new travel restrictions arise to Ireland or Italy after the first semester, you will be able to remain in the UK until these are lifted. 
  • If you have to make any subsequent visa applications from within the UK, some Embassies will only accept applications from students who have a Student Route visa. For example, if you are studying on Study Track A and require a visa to study in Ireland, you will only be able to apply for this from the UK if you have a Student Route UK visa. 

If you need any advice on any of these matters please check our International Student Support information or contact the International Student Support Team.

Student visas/residence permits for future mobilities

Irish visas

 

UK and EU students, and nationals of many other countries, will not require a visa to enter and study in Ireland. Students can see if they need a visa here.
Non-visa required students from outwith the EEA staying longer than 90 days in Ireland will still need to register on arrival in Ireland with the Garda National Immigration Bureau at 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin.
Visa-required students should apply for a Long-Stay ‘D’ Visa at the VFS Global Visa Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. They will also need to registrer on arrival in Ireland with the Garda National Immigration Bureau at 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin.
Students will receive guidance and relevant documentation from the IMSISS team during their first semester.

Italian visas

 

Visa-required students should apply for a Long-Term Study National Visa (Type D, multiple entry) at the VFS Global Visa Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. Once in Italy, students will receive advice on how to obtain an Italian Residence Permit.
EU nationals do not require a visa to enter and study in Italy.
Students will receive guidance and relevant documentation from the IMSISS team during their first semester
IMPORTANT: It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that visas are obtained in time to start the relevant mobility period of the programme. Please ensure that you research visa application requirements for all of your mobility periods and allow plenty of time to apply for each of your visas throughout the programme. Self-funding students in particular should bear in mind any proof of sufficient finances required for each application. 

Czech Visas

 

Students will receive guidance during their first and second semesters on the Czech visa application process.
Visa-required Pathway A students who can make a Long-Term D Visa or Long-Term Residence Permit should apply for one of these at the Czech Embassy in London, Dublin, or in their home country. Pathway A students affected by the Czech Territorial Competency Rule will be advised to apply for a Schengen Visa, or can apply for a Long-Term D Visa or Residence Permit from their home country.
Visa-required Pathway B students who hold an Italian Residence Permit should use this permit to enter Czechia and make their Czech Residence Permit application there. Alternatively, if they are not affected by the Territorial Competency Rule, they can apply in Dresden, Germany, or in their home country.
EU, EEA and Swiss students do not require a visa, but should report to the Czech Foreign Police in Prague upon arrival in Czechia to register their stay.
Students will receive relevant documentation from the IMSISS team during their second semester.