UK STUDENT VISA
We provide immigration advice and guidance to help your student visa application get the best chance of success
This is your one-stop shop for all UK visa related queries.
From requirements to the confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS), we have all the answers you need to apply for your visa.
Who needs to apply for UK Student visa
The Student visa route (replaced Tier 4 visa) is a point-based system (PBS) visa for ALL international students aged 16 or over, including EU, EEA, and Swiss students, who want to study in the UK at foundation or university degree level (Bachelor's, Master's or PhD)
If you need a visa for children aged between 4 and 17 who wish to study at an independent school (also known as private or fee-paying schools) in the UK, you should apply for Student Child visa
What are Student visa requirements
you are a prospective student at the age of 16 years old or older
16 or 17 years old students have to have the consent of your parent(s) or legal guardian
you applied for the university, and have been offered an unconditional place on an approved course with a licensed student sponsor, and have been issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number;
you have to demonstrate the ability to read, write, speak and understand English to at least CEFR Level B2 , if studying at degree level or above) or CEFR Level B1, if you want to study at foundation (below degree) level
you have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course without relying on public funds
- you need to demonstrate that you a genuine student
you might need to obtain a TB certificate depending on a country of your current residence
you need to be awarded 70 points in total to make a successful application
When to apply for Student visa
Apply from outside the UK:
You can apply as soon as you recive your unconditional offer and CAS number from your university or other course provider, but not earlier than 6 months before your course starts.
It will take up to 3 weeks to receive the decision on your Student visa application
Apply from inside the UK (switch or extend)
If you are already in the UK on a different type of visa, you can submit your visa application as early as 3 months before your course starts
It will take up to 8 weeks to receive the decision on your Student visa application
Points requirement for Student visa
50 ponts: (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), Course requirement, Approved qualification requirement, Level of study requirement, Place of study requirement)
10 points: Financial requirement
10 points: English language requirement
To discuss your UK Student Visa application please contact our Student Visa lawyers on +44 7513621625 or schedule consultation below.
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