UK Visa

UK Study Visa

Education & Career Consultant in Mumbai, Karan Gupta Consulting

The UK student visa process is largely document-based and if you carefully follow the guidance issued by the British High Commission you should find the process relatively straightforward. Those applying for a student visa to the UK need to show that they can pay for their entire education, living and maintenance expenses. It is imperative that the funds are readily available in savings accounts and the money should be kept for a minimum period of 30 days. Remember to apply for your student visa months before the start of your course.

You must include a detailed cover letter about your qualifications, your reasons to study in the UK , your finances and your plans after your education. In most cases an interview is not required and on the basis of your correct documents and cover letter you should be granted a study visa for the UK.

UK Study Visa
UK Study Visa
UK Study Visa

General Information

Most students who choose to study in the UK apply for a Tier 4 (General) visa which is a points-based scheme. You need 40 points to get a student visa, where 30 points are earned by submitting a valid Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) certificate issued by a licensed institute in the UK, and 10 points are earned by showing your financial capability. The UK Government has stated that students who apply for a Tier 4 General Student Visa will have to prove that they have an unconditional offer from an approved higher educational institution as well as have English proficiency including English language courses. In addition students would have to show that they have the funds available to pay for their education and tuition fees – normally a bank letter stating that the funds are in your account for 30 days or more. International students can obtain a short term study visa for the United Kingdom, no matter how many months long, by following the guidelines issued by the UK Government. The accredited university where you have admission from, will serve as your Tier 4 sponsor and this is mandatory for obtaining entry clearance. If you wish to check the accreditation of your university, refer to the UK government website as well as world university rankings. In the end, if you want to be living in the UK, your first step will be to get a student visa.

UK Visa Application process

1. Pay the visa application fee and complete the form online 2. Carry the following documents to the visa application centre: 3. Current and all old passports and the original visa fee payment receipt acceptance letter (CAS) evidence of income and proof that funds are immediately available to cover your education in the UK School and college transcripts and standardized test score sheets Medical records The British High Commission will make a decision using the documents you submit. If required you may be called for an interview.
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