Student visas

EU Immigration Portal

Students should refer to the EU immigration portal, where visa information is displayed both for short stays and long stays. 

University of Glasgow

If you are an international student (including EU/EEA nationals) you will be required to apply for either a Student Route Visa (valid for the full duration of the programme) or a Standard Visitor Visa (valid for semester one only) for the UK. 

Please see the International Student Support pages for detailed guidance about visas and the application process.  

If you are applying for a Student Route visa then you will require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) before you can make a visa application.

If the University of Glasgow has issued you with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to obtain your student visa for the UK, the University must comply with UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) regulations regarding attendance monitoring and absence reporting as well as checking that you have the necessary documentation and permission allowing you to undertake study in the UK. You will therefore have to register at the appointed time; provide appropriate documents, e.g. passport, UK biometric ID card; ensure that you attend your course and if you can’t, make sure that your School knows why you are not attending; etc. For full details of these responsibilities please refer to the important information on the Immigration Compliance pages

Please also see the UKCISA Protecting your Student status information

Note that for a number of reasons we recommend that you apply for the Student route visa, including:

  • The Student Route visa will be valid for the UK for the entire two-year duration of the programme. This also means that should any new travel restrictions arise to ongoing mobilities after the first semester, you will be able to remain in the UK until these are lifted. 
  • If you have to make any subsequent visa applications from within the UK, some Embassies will only accept applications from students who have a Student Route visa.

If you need any advice on any of these matters please check our International Student Support information or contact the International Student Support Team.


University of Malta

Some non-EU nationals are not required to apply for a visa to enter Malta. A list of the nationalities who require a visa for entry to Malta can be found here.

Those who require a visa to enter Malta should apply for a D-visa.

Upon arrival in Malta, all non-EU students, regardless of whether they need a visa to enter Malta, are required to pay for a residence permit and also must also undergo a health check. The University of Malta International Student Support Team assists students in applying for their residence permit. 

Any Maltese visa related enquiries should be directed to the International Student Support Team at the University of Malta. 


Wageningen University

As you will hold a Maltese residence permit (issued by Malta - a Schengen area country) you can move freely within the Schengen area, which includes the Netherlands, so as to attend the summer school. 

If for any reason you need an entry visa for the Netherlands, Wageningen University will apply for your entry visa and residence permit based on study in the Netherlands. It is not possible for you to start this procedure on your own. Further information can be found on the Wageningen University website


Lund University

In general, all students from countries outside the EU/EEA need to have a residence permit to study in Sweden if they are planning on staying for more than three months. You should not apply for a visa (which is generally only for shorter visits in the country), but for a residence permit for studies. 

You need to apply for and receive your permit before you travel to Sweden. The permit must be valid and you need to bring it with you when you travel to Sweden. Read more about residence permits on the Swedish Migration Agency website

If you need a residence permit you are advised to apply as soon as you receive your letter of acceptance. Please note that the process can take up to two months. You apply online at the Swedish Migration Agency website. After this you will need to visit the Swedish Consulate in Valletta to offer biometric data (photos and fingerprints). Other information can be found on the Embassy of Sweden website


University Institute Lisbon

To enter Portugal, Third-Country students must be holders of a visa valid for the intended purpose of the stay. This visa must always be requested at a Portuguese Embassy or Consulate

Temporary stay visas and residence visas for studies are granted only to third-country nationals who meet the following conditions:

  • Have not been subject to an order to leave the country for which the period of prohibition of re-entry into Portuguese territory has not yet expired
  • Are not the subject of an alert issued by any of the contracting parties in the Schengen information system for the purpose of refusing entry
  • Are not the subject of an alert issued in SEF's integrated information system for the purpose of refusing entry
  • Have sufficiet means of subsistence for the period of stay
  • Are holders of a travel document (passport) which is valid for a period of time of at least three months greater than the envisaged period of stay
  • Have travel insurance