Visas and Immigration

These pages provide valuable information, links and advice on a range of topics relating to visas and immigration. You will also find key forms and documents that you may need during your study.

Please Note: The UK government changed the immigration route for students, on 5 October 2020. The ‘Tier 4’ route has now become the ‘Student’ route. Most of the changes are not significant but they might affect you and might affect the information on this page. We are in the process of updating our webpages and expanding the information we have online so you will be able to answer standard queries. Whilst we make these changes we recommend you read the guidance provided by the Home Office and UKCISA around the Student route. The latter also offers a student advice line.

We are currently unable to offer appointments to students but if after reading the online guidance you have a non-standard query not covered in guidance please email

To find out how we look after your data, click here University Privacy Notice.

Leicester's expertise

United Kingdom Visas and Immigration – find out who they are and what do they do

Consultancy and technical facilities

How to apply for a visa, register your visa with us and other information relating to your visa

Business collaborations

Information regarding the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS). This includes who needs ATAS clearance and how you apply

Technology transfer

Find your obligations as an international student here, as well as the Universities own obligations.

CPD: professional development and training

Attendance information including attendance requirements, suspension of studies and authorised absences

CPD: professional development and training

Find information about working during your studies

CPD: professional development and training

Information for work placements during your study

CPD: professional development and training

Find out about the DES scheme





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