Everyone entering the UK must provide a valid international passport or travel document which satisfactorily establishes their identity and nationality.
The University of Stirling is a Highly Trusted Sponsor under Tier 4 of the Points Based System for immigration.
All International Students (with the exception of EEA or Swiss Nationals) intending to study in the UK for longer than six months must apply for entry clearance (visa) before leaving their home country. If you are coming for a shorter stay you may also need a visa, depending on your nationality and your study plans.
If you are a national of the EEA, or of Switzerland, you should read the information EEA and Swiss Students
If you have already accepted an offer of study at the University of Stirling, please go to our Visa information for Successful Applicants
If you have a question about your immigration status or would like advice on applying for a visa please contact Ross Hunter, the Student Immigration Manager who can provide advice and information.
If you are already in the UK studying and need to extend your stay to complete your studies, the Student Immigration Manager can assist you in making an application.
In August and September, the Student Immigration Manager will deliver sessions on how to extend your visa to remain in the UK to continue your studies; he also operates the ‘Student Batch Scheme’. If you want to use this scheme the Student Immigration Manager will assist you to send your application to the UK Home Office. Information regarding session times and using the scheme is available from Student Adminstration.