Coming to study in the UK?

The UK student visa application process is straightforward so long as you understand the guidance and provide the correct supporting documents for your application.

Make sure you apply for your study visa as soon as you get your confirmation of acceptance for studies.

UKVI’s service standard for visa decisions is 15 working days, but there is also a priority service which reduces this to between 5 and 7 days.

Apply for your visa following these three steps:

  1. Check – check what the requirements are, before applying for your visa. You will need to demonstrate that you have a place at an educational institution with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies, the funds to support yourself while in the UK and the relevant qualifications for your course.
  2. Apply - You can apply up to 3 months and travel up to 30 days before your course begins. UKVI has a new online visa application form to apply for your UK study visa and book your visa application centre appointment easily.
  3. Tailor your application – Need your visa in a hurry? UKVI has a 5-day Priority Visa Service. Want to apply for your visa now? Use our Walk-in appointment service

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How to Apply for a Student Visa

UK Student Visa Checklist