Travel Visas

Need a student travel visa for your trip?

Planning for an international trip is super exciting, but immigration and visa requirements could make it a bit stressful. Whether you need a tourist visa or a working holiday visa, we have got you covered on all the info you need. In short, a visa is a document that gives you permission to visit a country outside of your home. Visa requirements are different by country and by nationality.

What are the different types of visas?

Tourist visa

Tourist visas are intended for short-term trips and many countries require it when visiting. Depending on your nationality and the countries you’re going to, you may need to apply and get approved before boarding your flight. Although some countries allow you to get the visa at the airport, it's always best to check ahead of time. You don't want to let anything ruin your holiday!

Work abroad visa

A work abroad visa is intended for a longer-term stay in a foreign country for the purpose of work. This gives young people the chance to live abroad and authentically experience living in a country outside of their own. Working abroad could be a life changing experience where you get to travel while earning money. Plus, you can enhance your skill set. To make the most of your work abroad experience, make sure you have all your visa documents in place to avoid that last minute rush.

Student visas

If you're planning to study abroad, whether for a semester or for your entire programme, you're likely going to need to obtain a student visa. Student visas allow you to study and take classes in another country, as well as stay in the country for an extended period of time (typically six months or more). Some student visas allow you to work as well, while others do not allow any kind of paid work. Make sure to double-check what you'll need. If you're doing an exchange programme with an international university, someone from the university should be able to help you figure out the best visa for you.


It's the sole responsibility of the traveller to obtain a visa when required and we accept no liability for your failure to do so. Remember that visa requirements can change with little or no notice, so please double-check entry requirements by contacting your local embassy or consulate of your destination country. For further information on visa and passport requirements for your flight, please see IATA's website. This information is provided by an external third party: StudentUniverse is not liable for the information contained on third party sites.