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​​​​​​​Before coming to study at Leeds Trinity you'll need to ensure that you've obtained the right type of vi​​sa to study in the UK. ​

Non-EU/EEA Applicants

Tier 4 visa

Studying on a Leeds Trinity programme for more than six months and don't hold an European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) passport? Then you'll need a Tier 4 (general) visa to enter the UK.

Once you've accepted your u​nconditional offer and paid your 50% tuition fee deposit, we will process your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) – which is needed for your Tier 4 visa application to be approved. 

You will need to pay a healthcare surcharge (called the 'immigration health surcharge' or IHS) as part of your Tier 4 Visa application. More information on the IHS is available here.​

You will need to ensure that you have all the necessary documents, including the original academic and English language qualification documents used to obtain your offer and CAS.

You will also need to show you have money to cover your remaining unpaid tuition fees and living costs. You'll need to submit a bank statement* confirming that you have £1,015 for each month of the course up to a maximum of nine months, totalling £9,135, plus any unpaid tuition fees. The bank statement must cover a period of more than 28 days.

*If you're using a bank account statement for an account outside the UK you should refer to the Home Office list of financial institutions that don't satisfactorily verify financial statements before using the account as evidence of your money.

Please note: you may have to undertake a Home Office Credibility Interview as part of the visa application process. The Credibility Interview may ask questions relating to your Leeds Trinity programme, your knowledge of Leeds, your motivations for study and your intentions after studying with us.

Study abroad, exchange and visiting students to L​e​eds Trinity University from outsid​e the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) on a course programme of less than six months can choose to come here under the 'short-term study​' visa category. This visa category has restrictions around bringing family members, ability to work and switching to other types of visas, so please consider your options carefully.

Students coming on a short-term study visa do not need to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge, but you will need to obtain private medical insurance as you will be liable for any National Health Services that you use.

Read further information and complete the application forms to apply

EU/EEA and Swiss applicants

EU/EEA and Swiss nationals do not currently need a visa to study in the UK. After the UK leaves the EU this may change.

Up-to-date information can be found on the UKCISA website.

If you have any questions, please contact our international team: international@leedstrinity.ac.uk.