Student Visa for UK  

The United Kingdom is a hub for people from almost 140 nationalities, making it one of the world’s most acceptable multicultural societies.

The UK student visa requirements:

  • Education documents 
  • Financial requirements
  • English proficiency test scores
  • Sound Physical & Mental health      

Student visa process for UK

Types of UK Student Visa

The visa type depends on the course selection. Here is the information on UK student visa requirements.

1. Short-term study visa:

The UK student visa requirements while applying for a Short-term study visa are:

  • A CAS ( Confirmation of acceptance for studies ) letter by the University that offered admission.
  • A Proof of financial statements to bear the living and study expenses in the UK.

 2. General student visa (Tier 4):

A General student visa (Tier 4) requirements are:

  • A CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) letter by the University that offered admission.
  • A Proof of financial statements to bear the living and study expenses in the UK.
  • Students can pay the healthcare surcharge to access the National Health Service (NHS) to avail of the United Kingdom’s health benefits.

Documentation Checklist for UK Student Visa:

  • A valid passport.
  • Financial documents in support that covers the expenses for the duration of your course.
  • A CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) reference number.
  • Passport-sized colour photographs.
  • ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. 

Note: Credibility Interview will be conducted at VFS, Nepal.

Student visa process for UK

UK Visa application procedure & Cost for student visa in UK

  • The UK Study Visa application procedure starts with collecting a ‘confirmation of acceptance for studies’ (CAS) letter. 
  • Supporting documents, funds to cover your course fees, etc. must be kept handy before applying online.
  • Get registered and create an account on the official UKVI Visa website.
  • Fill in the online application form, take a copy, sign your completed form, and book an appointment at the visa application center. 
  • Pay for IHS (Health Care Surcharge) for the entire duration of your stay in the UK from the Bank. 
  • Once you complete the online application, you will receive a confirmation message with your application number.
  • Pay your application fee by reaching out to the bank branches or through Demand Drafts. You also can pay your visa application fee online using a Visa or MasterCards.
  • Visit the visa application center on the appointed date and submit your application and facial photograph and fingerprints.

UK Point-based Visa System

Students should be aware of the UK Visa point-based system, which is essential for applicants to meet all the Immigration Rules. The total points should be 40 for a successful visa application.

Also,  From 1 January 2021, the UK Home office announced ‘Graduate Immigration Route- (PSW)   to all international students pursuing their Bachelor/Master or PhD Degree Course at Higher Education Institution-HEI (165 HEI) along With Point Based System of Min 70 Points for Immigration with Education 50, Funds 10 and English Proficiency 10 Points.

The average cost to apply and receive the UK Student Visa is between 340 to 400 £.

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