International students wanting to study in the United Kingdom need to obtain UK Student Visas from British High Commission or Deputy High Commissions. The usual visa for most study courses is Tier 4 (General) visa.
Before aspiring students apply for a Student Visa for UK, they should try to get at least 40 points in their assessment, although 30 points are, at times, an acceptable level for CAS (confirmation of acceptance for studies) with an educational institution that is recognized by the UK government.
Students should apply for short-term UK study visa if they want to pursue a short-term course. For this visa, they need to submit their current passport, proof of having sufficient money to pay for fees and stay in the UK for entire duration of the course, people from certain countries need to undergo a TB (tuberculosis) test and have to submit a medical report that they have tested negative, if the student is below the age of 18, address and phone numbers of one parent or a guardian in the country of their origin must be submitted, and they need to submit the passport and leave a page blank on both sides for the visa to be stamped.
In addition, the need to submit a letter of acceptance from a UK institution that is recognised by the government, they need to mention the course’s name, its duration and its cost, certificates of educational qualifications, provide proof of score they obtained in English language proficiency tests such as PTE, IELTS or TOEFL, the students sponsors occupation and income proof must be provided and proof of having secured accommodation in the UK.
After having submitted all these documents, the applicants will need to schedule an appointment for visiting the visa application centre to attend an interview. The immigration officials will decide if an applicant is eligible for attending an interview based on the documents submitted by him/her.
Usually, the British High Commission takes three to six weeks to process applications after the applicants have completed their interviews.
With a Tier 4 (General) Visa, students can enrol in full-time course, which bestows them is rated minimum of a level 6 on Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) register, a UK course that is equivalent to an international degree level course that is administered by a foreign higher education institution, full-time course leading to a qualification which is a minimum of level 3 on the Ofqual register and a recognised foundation programme as a postgraduate dentist or doctor.
Documents needed are a current passport and documents proving that applicants have sufficient financial resources to pay for their studies and accommodation for their entire duration, in addition to the others stated above.
With a UK Student Visa, people can arrive in the UK up to one week before, if their course duration is six months or fewer and up to a month before, if the duration of their course exceeds more than six months.
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