Visa Information

ISSOS are fully accredited through the British Accreditation Council(BAC), and we will provide letters of support along with any additional information needed for students who require a visa.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to apply for any appropriate travel documentation, such as visas, that you might require. We ask all students to carry their Summer School acceptance letter and personal details for identification while travelling. In the event of any problem with customs or immigration please contact us on: +44 (0) 3300 777 247.

St Andrews and Cambridge

To check if you need a visa to attend ISSOS St Andrews or ISSOS Cambridge please click here and follow the instructions.


If your son or daughter is attending ISSOS at Yale they may be able to enter the USA on the Visa Waiver program. Please click here and follow the instructions to see if they qualify for this. Our contact details to assist with obtaining your visa for Yale can be found here

If you have any questions relating to any of the above details please feel free to contact us at any time.


All students must purchase suitable travel insurance which covers them when travelling abroad.

St Andrews and Cambridge

For students who live within the EU that are attending our St Andrews or Cambridge campuses, standard summer holiday insurance packages will suffice.

Any students attending  St Andrews or Cambridge who live outwith the EU will require a policy that also includes medical cover.  


All students attending ISSOS at Yale will require full travel and medical insurance that will cover them while in the USA. To purchase insurance for the USA that covers what you need please click here: USA Travel Insurance