Non-visa nationals can apply for entry as a short-term student (6 months) on arrival in the UK as long as they arrive directly into the UK from outside of the UK/Republic of Ireland common travel area.
Bring your Letter of Attendance (LoA) from Queen's University and your Confirmation of Admission for UK entry letter (CoA) from the BISC, which demonstrates how you will pay for your studies/living costs, and evidence that you intend to return to your home country - such as a return air ticket or a letter from your home University stating that you are required to return. The Immigration Officer will stamp your passport and write the letters “S.T.V” (or similar) next to the entry stamp.
a current passport or other valid travel identification
a page in your passport that’s blank on both sides for your visa.
one passport-sized colour photograph
evidence that you can support yourself during your trip, e.g., bank statements or payslips for the last 6 months1
details of where you intend to stay and your travel plans - you shouldn’t pay for accommodation or travel until you get your visa2
your tuberculosis (TB) test results if you’re from a country where you have to take the test
contact details for at least one parent or guardian in your home country (if you’re under 18 years old)
You may need to provide additional documents depending on your circumstances, such as evidence of your English language qualifications. UK Visas and Immigration does not specify what documents are acceptable.
1The BISC will issue you a Confirmation of Admission for UK Entry letter (CoA) prior to your departure to the UK. This CoA will indicate that you have paid all of your course fees and will not have recourse to public funds. You may have to submit further evidence depending on your application - the UK Council for International Student Affairs provides further information.
2The CoA will also include details of your residential address while in the UK.
You need to provide the original documents. You also need to provide a certified translation of any documents that aren’t in English or Welsh.