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St Andrews - W&M Joint Degree Program: Visas

As of March 20, 2020, the Department of State is temporarily suspending routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates due to COVID-19. Please continue to check the Department of State website for the most up-to-date information.

Below is a chart outlining the visa process for students participating in the St Andrews – William & Mary Joint Degree Program. The chart is organized by year, citizenship, and home institution (i.e. where you began the program). To read the chart, look at the year of participation and follow the line corresponding to your citizenship (US, UK, European Union, all other) to the column corresponding to your home institution. A PDF version is also available.

For example, for year 1 of the program, a US citizen starting at St Andrews (St Andrews is his/her home institution), would require a Tier 4 visa to study at St Andrews. For year 2 of the program, he/she would require no visa to study at W&M (because of his/her US citizenship) and the Tier 4 visa would be maintained through St Andrews.

US visa matters for study at William & Mary are handled by the Office of International Students, Scholars, and Programs (ISSP). UK visa matters for study at St Andrews University are handled by the The Advice and Support Centre.

 

Visa options

Year

Citizenship

St Andrews Home Student

W&M Home Student

1

UK

No UK visa needed

F-1 

US

Tier 4

No US visa needed

EU

No UK visa needed

F-1

All other

Tier 4

F-1

 

 

 

 

2

UK

J-1 (No UK visa needed, thus none maintained)

No UK visa needed (F-1 maintained while at StA)

US

No US visa needed (Tier 4 maintained while at W&M)

Tier 4

(No US visa needed, thus none maintained)

EU

J-1  (No UK visa needed, thus none maintained)

No UK visa needed (F-1 maintained while at StA)

All other

J-1  (Tier 4 maintained while at W&M)

Tier 4

(F-1 maintained while at StA)

 

 

 

 

3* (at W&M)

UK

J-1  (No UK visa needed, thus none maintained)

F-1 (No UK visa needed, thus none maintained)

US

No US visa needed (Tier 4 maintained while at W&M)

No US visa needed (Tier 4 maintained while at W&M)

EU

J-1  (No UK visa needed, thus none maintained)

F-1 (No UK visa needed, thus none maintained)

All other

J-1 (Tier 4 maintained while at W&M)

F-1 (Tier 4 maintained while at W&M)

 

 

 

 

4 (at StA)

UK

No UK visa needed (J-1 maintained while at StA)

No UK visa needed (F-1 maintained while at StA)

US

Tier 4

(No US visa needed, thus none maintained)

Tier 4

(No US visa needed, thus none maintained)

EU

No UK visa needed (J-1 maintained while at StA)

No UK visa needed (F-1 maintained while at StA)

All other

Tier 4

(J-1 maintained while at StA)

Tier 4

(F-1 maintained while at StA)

 

Visa options

3* (at StA)

UK

No UK visa needed (J-1 visa maintained while at StA)

No UK visa needed (F-1 maintained while at StA)

US

 Tier 4 (No US visa needed, thus none maintained)

Tier 4 (No US visa needed, thus none maintained)

EU

No UK visa needed (J-1 visa maintained)

No UK visa needed (F-1 visa maintained while at StA)

All other

Tier 4

(J-1 visa maintained while at StA)

Tier 4

(F-1 visa maintained while at StA)

 

 

 

 

4 (at W&M)

UK

J-1 (No UK visa needed, thus none maintained)

F-1 (No UK visa needed, thus none maintained)

US

No US visa needed (Tier 4 maintained while at W&M)

No US visa needed (Tier 4 maintained while at W&M)

EU

J-1 (No UK visa needed, thus none maintained)

F-1 (No UK visa needed, thus none maintained)

All other

J-1 (Tier 4 maintained while at W&M)

F-1 (Tier 4 maintained while at W&M)