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Posted by : Shreyasee Sarkar

Author Designation : Junior Counselor

UK Student Visa: A Complete Application Guide

Students from all over the globe come to the UK to pursue world-class higher education and build a better future for themselves. If you too aim to study in the UK, you can easily do so as the UK government provides an opportunity to all Indian students in their country. 

Besides getting admission to a UK university the only perquisite is that you will have to obtain a student visa first. The visa you require depends on your age and the type of study you wish to pursue.

The process to obtain a UK visa is quite straight forward, we will be discussing the entire process in detail for your better understanding. 

English Language Requirements

You must be able to prove that you can read, write, speak and understand English to a certain level on the scale of Common European Frameworks of Reference for Languages (CEFR). For this, you need to take the IELTS test mostly. 

Documents you may need to provide at the time of your visa interview include:

  • Passport
  • Photos
  • Acceptance letter
  • Financial documents with proof of funds
  • Student loan approvals
  • Academic qualifications
  • Test scores English language qualifications 

The application process for a UK student visa includes the following steps:

  1. Apply to a university and receive an unconditional offer
  2. Get a Certificate of Acceptance of Studies (CAS)
  3. Begin the application process
  4. Calculate your fee and pay the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS)
  5. Prepare your financial evidence and other supporting documents
  6. Firmly accept your unconditional offer
  7. Pay a £2,000 tuition fee deposit (if required)
  8. Check all your CAS details are correct
  9. Complete the online application form
  10. Book an appointment
  11. Upload your supporting documents
  12. Visit the Visa Application Centre
  13. Track your application
  14. Return of your documents

Fees and Payment

The visa application fee from outside of the UK is 363 British Pounds as of 2023.

The applicants will have to pay the visa fees online. You can use Visa or MasterCard debit and credit cards or Skill e-wallet. The online payment will be made in INR. 

Dos and Don’ts for UK Visa 

Here are some of the things you must do to get your UK visa.

  • Register with a general practitioner.
  • Open a bank account in the UK’s bank.
  • Get a part-time job.
  • Sort your transportation to college.

You must avoid doing the following to keep your visa secure.

  • Do not overstay your visa, get it renewed if you wish to stay longer.
  • You cannot be self-employed if you have applied for a student visa, you must work at a registered company as an employee.
  • Do not switch your course or it could invalidate your visa.
  • Do not skip classes as too much absenteeism could lead you to getting your admission cancelled ultimately cancelling your visa. 

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