UCL Laws Semester in London
Semester in London Students can enter the UK as a Student Visitor if they do not intend to work during their stay in the UK.
If students would like to undertake voluntary or part-time employment, any work placements or work shadowing, they must apply for a TIER 4 (General) Student Visa, which requires a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS). Once assigned, a CAS is valid for 6 months, and students cannot apply for a TIER 4 General Student Visa more than 3 months before the course start date.
Students are advised to consider carefully which visa will be the best option for them and to contact their local or UCL coordinator for queries. In short:
|Student Visitor Visa
||TIER 4 General Student Visa
|Does not allow students to take up any kind of work placements, voluntary work or employment - paid nor unpaid.
||Allows students to undertake part-time employment, voluntary work, work placements or work shadowing
|Is valid for a maximum of 6 months
||Is valid for the full length of your programme plus 7 days after finishing the programme
|Students will need to bring their original offer letter and passport with them when entering the UK and will be issued their visa at the border. If a "visa national", students must apply for their visa at the embassy or Visa Application Center in their home country.
||Is more costly than the Student Visitor Visa and needs to be applied for before entering the UK
This information is correct on 21 January 2013
Whether a student intends to apply in advance for a student visa, or to request entry on arrival as a student visitor, they will need to show that they have sufficient funds.
Semester in London students are advised to familiarise themselves with the visa and immigration information provided by the International Office and on the UK Border Agency website.