Visas & immigration

Students from outside the UK will, in most cases, need a visa to study at the RCM. It is important that you understand what you need to do and plan enough time to apply for a visa before starting your course.

All international students should read the information provided in these pages and the guidance published by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) thoroughly.

The following information will help you understand whether or not you need a visa, which type of visa you might need, how to apply and your visa conditions.

Most students do not have any problems obtaining a visa, provided they take care preparing their application.  If you need any help, or there is anything you do not understand, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly International advisors. We are happy to support you!

Regular updates are made to the Immigration Rules. It is essential that you check the latest requirements of the UKVI Student Visa Guidance before submitting a Student visa application. While the information on these pages has been provided in good faith and every effort is made to keep this this website up-to-date, the RCM accepts no legal responsibility for its accuracy.

UKVI Student Visa Guidance

Immigration advice at the RCM

The RCM’s international support staff aim to provide free, impartial, high quality immigration advice to RCM students, including offer holders. We can advise on Student visa applications, Tier 4 (General) Student visas, Standard Visitor visas, visa conditions during study and the EU Settlement Scheme.

We also provide information on visas for family members, Schengen visas and options to remain in the UK after graduation. In addition, we offer more general support with practical matters, such as opening bank accounts and accessing healthcare in the UK.

You can find more information about the service we provide and who to contact in our Statement of Service.


If you have any questions about applying to the RCM as an international student please contact our friendly International team who will be happy to offer advice.

International team

International student enquiries

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