Below you will find information on all visa types relevant to international students at GCU, including: Tier 4, Tier 2, Tier 5, Tier 1, Short-Term Study visa, Standard Visit Visa, and more. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for, please get in touch on 


Update on Coronavirus COVID-19 information and advice available for all students.

Please read this carefully and take the appropriate action if this applies to you.

All staff and students:

Please check The NHS Inform website on a regular basis for further updates.

During the on-going and developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the VISA Team is still here to support all current and prospective international students with visa-related enquiries. 

The VISA Team will soon be running remote VISA Drop-in sessions and appointments and are also on hand to help by email and telephone as normal.

Please contact us via email on, and an Advisor will respond to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can call us on (+44) 0141 273 1244 leaving a message with your name, number, and nature of your enquiry.

Information regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19:

24 March 2020 - The government have released advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus. You can view this guidance here

UKCISA have also produced helpful guidance for international students in UK in relation to COVID-19

Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.