Visiting Europe

Schengen Visas

If you need a visa to come to the UK, it is likely that you will need a visa to visit other countries in Europe. Particularly if you wish to visit more than one European country, it can be difficult to get all the correct visas in time.

A Schengen Visa allows you to visit multiple European countries on a short visit and is the easiest way for international students to visit Europe but you do need to plan in advance. Make sure that you download our Schengen Visa factsheet below a few months before you plan to travel - particularly if you'd like to go to Europe during the popular Easter or summer holidays!

Download factsheet: SSC Schengen Visa Information Sheet (PDF)


Each European embassy has its own list of required documents it is very important that you refer to the embassy website directly.  Here are some links to the most popular destinations: