If you are coming to study at Emerson College and your nationality and passport are from outside the European Economic Area, you will need to apply for a short-term study visa. This is a visa to study in the UK for up to six months.
You can apply for a short-term study visa up to three months before your date of travel to the UK.
If you are a non-visa national (countries such as USA, Japan, Australia, Canada etc and probably from January 2021 also EU Member States) you can also apply when you arrive at the port of entry to the UK.
Please visit this web site for further information and step by step guidance on how to apply: https://www.gov.uk/study-visit-visa.
Guidance and Information about how to apply in your country is available on the UKBA web site http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/visiting/student/
Do not enter the UK via an e-Gate (automated self-service barriers)
You should not enter the UK via an e-Gate if you require a short-term study visa. Please follow the signs for “See a UK Border Patrol officer” to get your passport stamped with a short-term study visa. If you enter the UK via an e-Gate you will not be able to register for our course at Emerson College. You will be asked to leave the UK and re-enter in order to obtain your short-term study visa stamp on your passport.