Immigration and visas

Coming to Plymouth to study? That's great news. The last thing you want are any hold-ups on your new adventure. So make sure you've got the correct visa in place to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Our Student Advisers are the only members of staff at Plymouth University authorised to give immigration advice to Plymouth University students. They are regulated under OISC guidelines to give immigration advice which  is offered free of charge and without discrimination. The OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner) is an independent organisation that monitors immigration advice and services. We also operate within the Code of Ethics for those advising international students devised by UKCISA: the UK Council for International Student Affairs and AISA: the Association of International Student Advisers.

Please read our Client Care Agreement for international students before receiving advice from International Student Advice service.

Visa advice for students already in the UK

Advice on how to get the entry documents you need if you're an international student coming to study at Plymouth and currently inside the UK.
Find out more about the documents required

Visa advice for students currently outside the UK

Advice on the entry documents you'll need if you're a student coming to study at Plymouth University and currently living outside the UK.
Find out more about the documents required

How much money will you need?

Visa application fee from 6 April 2017 onwards

  • Tier 4 and dependants (outside the UK) – £335
  • Tier 4 and dependants (standard application in the UK) – £457
  • Tier 4 and dependants (priority application in the UK) – £916
  • Tier 4 and dependants (premium application in the UK) – £1,047

Required financial evidence

You must show that you have one year’s full tuition fees plus £1,015 per month for the remainder of your course for living costs (up to a maximum of nine months of your course = £9,135).

If you're a financially sponsored student, your sponsor must be officially recognised as such (e.g. British Council, a government, an international organisation or company, a university). If your sponsor is not meeting all your costs then you must provide proof that you have the remaining funds available.

Your tuition fees can either be held in your bank account for the 28 days required or you can pay them directly to the university. Your CAS can be updated with any additional fee payments you make if you inform the University.

Making your application

Passport? Offer letter? Financial evidence? Advice on the documents you'll need to submit your visa application and what to do when you receive it.

Find out more about the application process

We're here to help

Unsure how to answer a question on the application? How much money you need? Or whether your documents are suitable? Then get in touch with us at ISA. We want your application to be successful.