For attendees of the Academy Full Time Programme
Most of our 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 should not be complicated or time consuming, however, please do 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:
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:
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:
If you do require a ‘Visitor Visa’ you can apply yourself or alternatively use our partners APIS who offer a ‘Visitor Visa Service’.
Extended Student Visitor Visas
For attendees of the Academy Full Time English Language Programme
International students who are over the age of 18 who are coming 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:
Useful resources to aid with the visa application process can be found below
Visa and Immigration guidance
National advisory body for international students in the UK