visas & health insurance

student visas

It is a student's responsibility to obtain a student visa if it is required for their term of study. SAI can provide advice on the process but each student must obtain their visa on his or her own. Failure to obtain a visa is not considered the basis for a refund of fees so it's best to make sure you are eligible before enrolling, by contacting the nearest Consulate or Embassy to your place of residence. Please be sure to read the SAI Cancellation and Refund Policy to understand any cancellation penalties you might incur.

SAI provides student visa advising to our students. You may contact our Student Visa Director with any visa questions at visas@saiprograms.com and we will happily assist you in any way we can. Upon acceptance to an SAI program you will receive three important documents that should be submitted with your student visa application. These documents will be sent to your permanent address on file with SAI, upon acceptance. 

  • Official Acceptance Letter - from the host school
  • HTH proof of Insurance Letter
  • SAI Programs Enrollment Letter

United Kingdom

EU citizens attending any London school for one academic term will not need a student visa. If you are not a UK or EU citizen please click on the following link for more information.

www.gov.uk/study-visit-visa

France

In accordance with French law, students studying in France for 90 days or more are required to obtain a student visa. Those with French or EU citizenship are exempted.

If you are not a EU citizen you will need to apply for a student visa. Search online for Campus France + your country of residency, (for example: “Campus France Brazil”). Then click on your country’s Campus France link for more information on obtaining a student visa.

Italy & Spain

In accordance with Italian and Spanish law, students studying for 90 days or more are required to obtain a student visa. Those with Italian or EU citizenship are exempted. If you are not a EU citizen you will need to apply for a student visa.  

To assist you in navigating the visa process, many Italian and Spanish Embassies have appointed VFS Global as their outsource partner to facilitate visa applications for Spain and Italy. Please click on the following link for detailed information:

www.vfsglobal.com

If your country of residence does not participate in the VFSGlobal visa assistance, search online for the Consulate or Embassy nearest to your residence and follow their instructions for obtaining a student visa.

student health insurance

We have partnered with HTH Worldwide Insurance to provide student health insurance to all SAI students, included in the cost of your course. We provide the Health Select Overseas Policy coverage for the duration of a student's program dates. For information on coverage, claim forms, contact information, as well as access to HTH Worldwide Provider networks, see the website:

www.hthstudents.com