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Visa / immigration information

Please note you should not start the visa/study permit application process until you have received an acceptance letter from your host institution.

It is your responsibility to ensure that all immigration requirements are met and visa/study permit applications should be made as soon as you receive your acceptance letter to ensure the visa is processed by the relevant embassy before you leave the uk.

Please visit the websites listed below for information on obtaining visas/study permits:

Australia

Visa applications for Australia

Please note that health checks are sometimes required for Australian visas. This will extend the visa application process so we would strongly advise you to apply for your Australian visa as soon as you have received your acceptance from your host institution.

New Zealand

Visa applications for New Zealand

Please note that x-ray certificates/health checks are sometimes required for New Zealand visas. This will extend the visa application process so we would strongly advise you to apply for your visa as soon as you have received your official acceptance from your host institution.

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Visa information for the Chinese University of Hong Kong

University of Hong Kong

Visa information for the University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Visa information for the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Singapore

Visa information for Singapore

Most (if not all) students going to Singapore are required to apply for a student pass. Singapore Management University and the National University of Singapore usually automatically send application details for the student pass to our students 3 or 4 months before they are due to go there on exchange.

USA

The US Embassy is the only official source of information on visas.

Student Visas for the US

Canada (not Quebec)

Visa/study permit applications for Canada (not Quebec)

Canada (Quebec)

The immigration applications are slightly different for students going to Quebec. Please visit the following websites for further information:

Immigration applications - McGill

Immigration application - Quebec immigration