Visa Support & Advice

Students who come from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland will need a study type visa before they can enrol and study on a course at Aberystwytyh University.  

There are two types of study visas that will allow you to study at Aberystwyth University: Tier 4 (General) visa or Short-term Study visa

The pages below will help you to find the information that you need to apply for a Tier 4 visa, Short-term Study visa, as well as provide you with visa information if you are travelling to Europe or need advice on replacing a lost passport or visa.  If you cannot find the information that you need, please contact the International Student Adviser on

Coronavirus COVID-19

Those nationals who cannot return home due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak will have their visas extended to the 31 July 2020.  The extension, will only apply to anyone whose leave expires between the 24 January and 31 July 2020 and who cannot leave the UK because of travel restrictions or self-isolation. 

If you have not been able to return home and your visa expires before the 31 July 2020, you will need to update your records with the UKVI Coronavirus Immigration Team, so that your visa can be extended.

We are waiting for guidance on whether visas will be extended for those whose visas expire after the 31 July 2020 and will provide further information on this when we receive it.

Latest Coronavirus COVID-19 information for international students from UKCISA

Student Support and Careers Services - Coronavirus Contact Information