1. Check if you need a VISA to study in the UK
Depending on your country of origin, VISA regulations may differ. We advise that you do the test on the UK government website to check whether you need a VISA and what type of VISA.
2. Who can apply?
You are eligible to apply for a Student visa if:
3. Where do you apply?
Go to the UK government website to start your application and find out all relevant information regarding the UK Student Visa.
4. When should you apply?
If applying from your home country, you can submit your application up to 6 months before the start of your course.
However, if you are already in the UK, you may apply 3 months before your programme starts.
Your application usually takes between 3 and 8 weeks to process.
5. How much will it cost?
To apply for a student visa from outside the UK costs £348. It will cost £475 to extend or switch to a Student visa from inside the UK.
Immigration Health Surcharge Fee
This is a one-off payment that allows access to the National Health Service (NHS). Use this link to calculate how much you would pay for this facility.
6. What are your legal rights?
Once you have obtained your UK student visa you are legally allowed to:
7. After your study
As an international student having successfully completed your programme, you will be able to look for work and start your career in the UK for a period of two years after completing your studies thanks to the two-year post-study work visa.