UK Study Visa

The UK study 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 study 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.

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 study 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 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 study visa.

Timeline for Admissions

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Finalizing university

A few months after your application has been submitted, universities will get back to you with their answers. You will be notified over email or university website about the outcome of your application. We will discuss these outcomes with you in detail and keep your priorities in mind, we will arrive at the final university which you will be attending.

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Apply for visa

Now that you have everything ready with you, you can apply for your visa application online (Tier 4 visa). You should do this as early as allowed as visa applications can take very long to process. We will be filling out your application form online and helping you navigate the process. 

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Receive visa and prepare for departure

When you receive your passport back with the visa stamped inside, you have successfully received your visa. We will be guiding you on what all you need to travel and steps to take in order to settle down at your university and to make the transition smooth. 

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When to start

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3 months in advance


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1 month at least

Success Story

Riya Agarwal

Riya Agarwal

University of Cambridge


I was going for a Masters in Advanced Chemical Engineering course at the University of Cambridge and had been invited for an interview. Now, this was unusual for a UK Student Visa so I was very scared and expected the worst. KGC helped me prepare for the interview by practising with me several times but more importantly calmed me down and told me that it was nothing to worry about. I am grateful to the KGC team for helping me with my visa because I would have not been able to do this on my own.


Riya Agarwal came to us for her visa application to the UK. We were able to help her with her CAS, application form and in this case, her interview at the UK Consulate as well. We were able to prepare her for her interview by doing several mock interviews and simplifying the process for her.

Some images and names in the reviews have been changed to protect the privacy of the concerned.

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If required you may be called for an interview. Follow the 3 Cs when it comes to your visa interview. Be Calm, Confident and in Control. Your interviewer is looking for more information from you and your motivation behind studying abroad so try to be as articulate and precise as possible. Carry the following documents to the visa application centre: 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, college transcripts, standardized test score sheets, medical records, etc. The British High Commission will make a decision using the documents you submit.

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A dedicated counselor will be helping you throughout the process who will be there to assist you in matters and resolve issues that may arise.

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We will make sure that you are ready for any challenges and hurdles that come your way throughout the application process.

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Stay on track

With the help of scheduled reminders and our personalized timeline for the application process, you will always remain on track.

Our Services

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Specific application advice

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General guidance on student visa processes

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Application and support documents check

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Interview skills training and mock interview practice

We Have Helped Students With

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Previous rejections

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Low IELTS scores

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Low finances

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Interview Anxiety


The University will apply for Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) on your behalf to the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) stating that you have accepted the unconditional offer to study at the university. The UKVI will then issue a CAS number for you to the university which will then be informed to you.

After verification of your identity at the visa application centre, you can apply for a priority visa which will enable you to receive a decision within 5 working days and the super-priority visa decision will be made within 24 hours. There is an additional charge involved for this service. Please be sure to check with the UKVI centre in your city if this service is provided.

It is recommended that you have all your financial documents like family and personal bank asset statements in place before you apply for the visa. If you don’t have the required finances, you can approach the university for scholarships or trusts which provide scholarships for students. Additionally, you can take a bank loan too. The key is to be able to prove that you have sufficient funds to fund your education and take care of your living expenses.

There could be a variety of reasons. We need to check the whole application in detail to provide you with a possible solution.

3 months before your course commences, you can apply for the student visa for which you should receive a decision in 3 weeks.

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