If you are under 18 when you start at UEA or when you make a student visa application there are some extra things you need to think about.

Under UK law you are still classed as a minor/child until you are 18. You will not be able to enter into legal contracts and the University will have certain responsibilities that they don’t have for students over 18.

I am under 18 when I start my course at UEA

You will need to show additional evidence in your visa application. You will have to show you have parental consent to travel and study. You will need to show this when you register at UEA.

You will also need a parent or guardian in the UK who can give their consent for you to study at UEA and act as an emergency contact point.

There will be some things you won’t be able to do at UEA, like buy alcohol, and you will have to live on campus, unless you are living with a family member or guardian. There will be extra welfare checks in place with your academic adviser and the senior resident for your campus accommodation. These welfare arrangements will stay in place until your 18th birthday.

Please look at BOTH the further information links below for lots more details.

I will be under 18 when I apply for my visa but will be 18 when I travel and start my course

You will need to show additional evidence in your visa application. You will have to show you have parental consent to travel and study, even if you will be 18 by the time you travel.

Please see the GOV.UK information and the admission information about tier 4 applications.