To travel to the UK, you may be required to apply in advance for immigration permission to enter the country. This depends on your nationality, the length of your academic programme and whether or not you want to work alongside your studies.
For the latest, detailed information on visa and immigration requirements, please see our Advice and Counselling Service's International pages.
To travel to the UK, you may be required to apply in advance for immigration permission to enter the country (this is usually called a visa). This depends on your nationality, the length of your academic programme and whether or not you want to work alongside your studies.
If you are coming for one semester, on a course of study for up to six months you can either apply for Student immigration permission in advance of your arrival or you can enter the UK as a Visitor.
Note students who are a national of a country on the visa national list will need to apply for immigration permission (a visa) before travelling to the UK. Please see our Advice and Counselling Service’s Immigration page for further details.
If you are studying for longer than six months, you must apply for Student immigration permission before travelling to the UK, even if you are a non-visa national.
Refer to our detailed guidance about the requirements and application process: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/welfare/visas-international-advice/student-visas/
This page explains what kind of permission you might need in order to study at Queen Mary (Immigration permission is the same as a visa).
Entering the UK via the Republic of Ireland: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/welfare/visas-international-advice/do-i-need-a-visa/#do-enteringtheuk
If you are staying in Queen Mary Halls of Residence, you do not need to prove your right to rent.
If you are staying in private accommodation, you will need to prove to your landlord or agent that you have the right to rent a property in the UK.
If you have a BRP, you can prove your right to rent online.
If you have a visa vignette or a stamp in your passport, your landlord or agent can check your documents.
If you entered the UK through the eGates as a Visitor and did not receive a stamp in your passport, you can demonstrate your right to rent by using a combination of your passport and evidence of your date of entry to the UK. Further information is on the UK government website under the section Nationals of an EEA country, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea or the USA who are visitors to the UK.