Student Visa Requirements in UK

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Student visa for UK

The United Kingdom is home to some of the finest universities in the world. Being one of the significant study destinations that thousands of students apply to study, the United Kingdom has maintained its reputation by providing world-class infrastructure and education with the highest possible international standards. 

The United Kingdom is a hub for people from almost 140 nationalities, making it one of the world’s most acceptable multicultural societies.

Here are the basic UK student visa requirements you need to meet to secure a student visa for UK.

  • Education documents 
  • Financial requirements
  • English proficiency test scores
  • Sound Physical & Mental health

Type of visa

The visa type depends on the course selection. Here is the information on UK student visa requirements.

Short-term study visa:

The UK student visa requirements while applying for a Short-term study visa are:

  • A CAS ( Confirmation of acceptance for studies ) letter by the University that offered admission.
  • A Proof of financial statements to bear the living and study expenses in the UK.

 General student visa (Tier 4):

A General student visa (Tier 4) requirements are:

  • A CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) letter by the University that offered admission.
  • A Proof of financial statements to bear the living and study expenses in the UK.
  • Students can pay the healthcare surcharge to access the National Health Service (NHS) to avail of the United Kingdom’s health benefits.

Documentation checklist

  • A valid passport.
  • Financial documents in support that covers the expenses for the duration of your course.
  • A CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) reference number.
  • Passport-sized color photographs.
  • Tuberculosis screening (if required).
  • ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. 

Visa application procedure

  • The UK Study Visa application procedure starts with collecting a ‘confirmation of acceptance for studies’ (CAS) letter. 
  • Supporting documents, funds to cover your course fees, etc. must be kept handy before applying online.
  • Get registered and create an account on the official UK Visa website.
  • Fill in the online application form, take a copy, sign your completed form, and book an appointment at the visa application center. 
  • Once you complete the online application, you will receive a confirmation message with your application number.
  • Pay your application fee by reaching out to the bank branches or through Demand Drafts. You also can pay your visa application fee online using a Visa or MasterCards.
  • Visit the visa application center on the appointed date and submit your application and facial photograph and fingerprints.

UK Point-based Visa System

Students should be aware of the UK Visa point-based system, which is essential for applicants to meet all the Immigration Rules. The total points should be 40 for a successful visa application.

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