Students who are citizens of non-EU countries must get UK student visa to study in UK. There are different types of UK visas. Let’s take a look at them first:
Student Visitor Visa: This visa is proper for who are 17 years old or younger and want to take a course in UK less than 6 months. It can be extended up to 11 months for students want to get purely English language courses.
Child Visitor Visa: This visa is proper for who are older than 18 years old and want to take a course in UK less than 6 months.
Tier 4 (Child) Student Visa: This type is visa is proper for students between 4 years and 17 years old and want to get a course in UK that lasts more than 6 months.
Tier 4 (General) Student Visa: This visa is applicable for students older than 16 years of age and want to study in UK more than 6 months.
UK Student Visa: Requirements
Average time to get UK student visa varies; so it is good to apply at least three months before from your course start. Requirements are:
- Valid passport
- Recent photograph
- Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies form: This form is valid for 6 months.
- Proof of financial support that covers your expenses during the time you stay in UK
- Proof of adequate English skills
According to your home country; additional documents might be required.
How to Apply for UK Student Visa?
Once you have been accepted from education institute in UK you will get confirmation of acceptance for studies; and this number is required for UK student visa application. Then you have to complete visa application form online. Pay the fee for visa application. Get appointment date; gather all necessary documents and print application form. Submit the form and documents to British Embassy.