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

The Home Office announced on the 24 March 2020 that visa nationals who cannot return home due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak will be able to extend their visas.  The extension, will only apply to anyone whose leave expired after the 24 January 2020 and who cannot leave the UK because of travel restrictions or self-isolation. This will last until 31 May 2020 but will be kept under regular review in case further extensions are needed.

If you have not been able to return home and your visa has expired, you will need to email, 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 May 2020 and will provide further information on this when we receive it.

Student Support and Careers Services - Coronavirus Contact Information