Visa Info for Italian Students Going to a University in United Kingdom

Well, will you look at that!

Because you're a national of Italy, you'll be thrilled to discover that you don't need a visa to study in United Kingdom. Rejoice!

Still, that doesn't mean you can just pack up and leave for United Kingdom. You will still need to arrange a few things:

  • Health insurance. This means you have to do some research to find out if you have to pay it beforehand, or if you're required to have a certain amount of insurance coverage per year;
  • Money for tuition and living costs. This may vary depending on your chosen university, the degree programme you decided to study in, or, even, the region and city in United Kingdom;
  • Residence permit. This will have to be renewed every one or two years. So, pay attention to that, and mark it with red in your calendar. You'll be able to apply for the residence permit once you get a fixed address in United Kingdom. Make sure you provide all the required documents and leave enough time to wait for your permit;
  • Awesome on-campus accommodation. You can easily rent an apartment with other students, and spend the next three years debating who should wash which dishes.
  • Your plane ticket. The sooner you book it, the less you'll have to pay for it.

Sure, those won't be that easy to get. But, hey! - at least you skipped the student visa part, so that's something, isn't it?

Don't forget you are also allowed to work during your studies. Usually, students who are EU-nationals studying in an EU-country don't have any work restrictions. Others are generally allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week. Just make sure to check what the law in United Kingdom has to say about that before looking for a job.

What else can we say but: good luck and never forget to have fun during your studies!

United Kingdom

The U.K. has a long, storied tradition in excellent higher education. Considering about a quarter of Master's degree awarded at U.K. universities are among the most reputed and highest ranking in the world, the United Kingdom manages to attract nearly half a million of international students each year.

By study in a U.K. Master's programme, you'll not only achieve world-class graduate education, you'll also get to know more about the unique British culture and perfect your English language. One of the most cosmopolitan places on earth, you'll meet all kinds of people and have an enriching study experience!

The moment you will step into a U.K. university campus, you will feel you have entered a fairy tale. You only need to pick the subject that fits you best - Master's degrees in Business Administration, Engineering, Law, and pretty much anything else you can think of.

View Master's programmes in United Kingdom!

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