Nationals of all countries can use their national driver's licence to drive in the UK for the first year of residence.
If you intend to drive in the UK for more than one year, you will need to take the UK driving test.
To drive in the UK you must have:
The car you are driving must:
In the UK, we drive on the left side of the road. There may be some different laws and rules that you should be aware of so we recommend booking a couple of driving lessons in the UK to become familiar with these.
For more information, visit www.dvla.gov.uk.
Download our Essential Guide for International Students (PDF) for everything you need to know about coming to study in the UK.