Study In The United Kingdom
Why choose to study in the United Kingdom
Student Visa (UK Tier 4)
UK Study Visa (Tier 4) is a point-based visa for International students who want to study in the UK. To apply for the UK Student Visa students, require a sponsorship letter for a university or other qualified UK educational institution. Students are also required to fulfil, or score required points of the point-based system to be accepted as an international student in the UK.
The key to a successful visa application is sincere commitment to study, knowledge of study subject, accurate documentation & precisely filled visa forms. If your application has been done properly with right and comprehensive documentation you will have the maximum chances that your visa will be granted however, the Visa officers will make the final decision on your application. For the UK student visa applications personal interviews are rare & visa process is simple and easy for genuine applicants. Our experienced consultants will provide you all the necessary support and advise required for a successful visa application.
There are five types of student visas under the Tier 4 points-based system
Adult student visa: This category is for students coming to the UK who are 16 years or over.
Student visitor visa: Visitors over 18 years wanting to do a 6-month course in the UK can apply under this category. However, they cannot work or switch into the student visa category while they are in the UK.
Child student visa: Students between the age of 4 -17 can come to the UK to be educated at an independent-fee paying school.
Child visitor visa: This category is for applicants who are 17 years and over, wanting to do a 6-month course in the UK. However, they cannot work, or switch into the student visa category while they are in the UK.
Prospective student visa: This category is for applicants who want to come into the UK to decide which course to study or to plan a course of study within six months. Applicants can switch into an adult or child student visa category.
Adult Student Visa
If the applicant is pursuing a graduate course or above he/she is permitted to stay for the full length of the course, up to 4 years
If the course the applicant has undertaken is longer than 4 years, then he/she can apply for a UK visa extension to complete the course
If the applicant is pursuing an undergraduate course, he/she will be allowed to stay for a period of 3 years.
Undergraduate: 6.0 to 7.0 in IELTS
Postgraduate: 6.5 or 7.0 in IELTS
Work Rights under the UK Student Visa
International student during term can work 20 hours per week if you are studying a course at or above UK degree level or a foundation degree course, and/or if you made your Tier 4 (General) application on or before 2 March 2010 or 10 hours per week if you are studying a course that is below UK degree level and is not a foundation degree course. However, they can work full time during Vacations.
After the completion of their course, students can stay for up to 4 months and upon securing their graduate employment, they can convert their student visa to a work visa.
Switching Visa Categories The UK Student Visa is a non-immigrant visa category and will not lead to British Naturalization or UK citizenship. Once the student completes their course of study, eligible applicants can stay on in the UK by switching to Tier 1 visa or Tier 2 visa categories.
The applicant can switch to skilled worker (tier-2 general, intra company transfer (tier-2) minister religion (Tier-5), child student (tier 4), prospective student, student, student re appearing for examinations, student nurses, student union sabbatical officer, work permit holder, a post graduate doctor or dentist.
Student Dependents Applicants can bring their dependents provided they are married partners and demonstrate that they have sufficient funds to meet their maintenance requirement without having recourse to public funds. Dependents are granted a visa for the same length of time as the applicant.
Admission Process Most of the education institutes in the UK take potential international student to start their study course in September/October every year. However, these are some institutes who also have January intake to start the study course.UK admission is a 2-stage process.
Students need to apply with all relevant documentation – application forms, academic documents work experience where applicable and passport. (For a detailed list please contact any of our offices). Admission process takes about 1 to 2 weeks. After confirmation of place at the university, students are required to pay 1 term (6 months) fee. On receipt of fees university will issue a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) which is required to be submitted with visa application.
After university issue Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies certificate Visa application along with all the required documents will be submitted to Visa consulate to get student visa. UK visa application is an online application. After submitting online application physical visa application is submitted along with required documentation (academic and financial). Candidate are required to personally submit their visa application. Visa interview may be conducted if visa officer wants any further information with regards to your application.