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UK Student Visa Guidelines

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here is everything you need to know about securing a uk student visa!


1. The Tier 4 (General) Student Visa is for students aged 16 or over with proof of admission into a UK educational institution.

2. Some vital documents include: A copy of passport & photograph, proof of funds, confirmation letter, assessment documentations, and proof of English language proficiency.

3. Students can apply for a Visa 3 to 6 months prior to the commencement of their course.

4. Students must arrive in the UK one week / one month before their course commences, depending on their course duration.

Tier 4 (General) Student Visa

To be eligible, you must:

1. Be aged 16 and above with proof of admission into an educational institution in the United Kingdom.

2. Present evidence of consent from your parents (for students aged 16-17).

3. Be proficient in English, which includes speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension.

4. Have sufficient funds to pay for your course and living expenses.


Students (or family member) from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Ireland, Iceland or Liechtenstein are exempted for the Visa and EU Settlement Scheme.

Other international students may apply for the free EU Settlement Scheme if they or their family member started living in the country before 1 January 2021. (Deadline: 30 June 2021). Any conditions otherwise will require a Student Visa.

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What You Need


A valid and current passport, with other travel documentation


Financial proof that you are able to pay for your course and support your living expenses throughout your study duration.


Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). Please provide the reference number and documents utilized to gain your CAS.


Passport-sized photograph (colored).


Assessment documentation.


Tuberculosis screening, if required.


Your clearance certificate for the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS), if required.

Note: Please provide your documents in English. The translated documents should contain dates, the translator’s name and signature, and confirmation of translation accuracy. 

When To Apply

International students / from outside the UK: 

Online Visa Application


Extended Stay

Duration of Stay

English Language Requirements

Biometric Residence Permit

Your Arrival

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