Student Visas

For attendees of the Academy Full Time Programme

Most international students are admitted to the UK on a student visa. This is usually valid until the completion of the course. To obtain a student visa, you will need to contact your nearest British Embassy, Consulate, or High Commission.

Applying for a UK student visa need not be complicated or time consuming, however, take your time to submit a complete and thorough application. It is worth contacting your local British Diplomatic Mission or visit their website as application procedures vary from country to country. The following link will also supply you with further information of the requirements of a tier 4 student visa:

www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa


Visitor Visas

For attendees of an Academy trial/open day or short course

If you are visiting the UK to attend a trial/ open day or a short course at the FCV International Football Academy and are not a citizen of the UK or EU, you may be required to obtain a general visitor visa.

The following link shows the nationals of which countries require a visa to visit the UK:

www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

This visa enquiry form can be used to determine whether you need to obtain a visa as well as providing details of the nearest visa section where you can make your application. Letters of confirmation to support an application can be sent by the Academy on receipt of a completed open day form and deposit. For further information on visitor visas directly visit:

www.gov.uk/general-visit-visa


Extended Student Visitor Visas

For attendees of the Academy Full Time English Language Programme

International students 18 years or over coming to the UK to study a recognised English Language course, can be admitted to the UK on an extended student visitor visa. Like any student visa, you will need to contact your nearest British Embassy, Consulate, or High Commission. The link below will supply you with further information and details of this process:

www.gov.uk/study-visit-visa


Resources

Visa and Immigration guidance

www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration

National advisory body for international students in the UK

www.ukcisa.org.uk