you need a United Kingdom visa you must apply for one before
you travel to the United Kingdom. Even when you hold a visa
you will still need to pass through immigration control when
you arrive. But if you are holding a visa you will not be
refused permission to enter unless there has been some change
in your circumstances or you gave false information or did
not disclose important facts when you obtained the visa. Holders
of visas may also be refused on medical grounds, if they have
a criminal record, if they are subject to deportation order
or if there are other exceptional reasons why they should
not be admitted.
must be able to support and accommodate yourself and any dependents
and pay for your studies without working in the UK and without
recourse to public funds, except that:
- It is
acceptable for support and accommodation and the cost of your
studies to be provided by relatives or friends in the UK;
income from part time work will provided and guaranteed by
a publicly funded institution of further or higher education
in the UK at which you are studying maybe taken into account
when assessing your financial means.
is not necessary to have finalized your arrangements but you
must intend to study at a University, a publicly funded college
of further or higher education, independent school or other
genuine private educational institution. You must also be
able to follow your intended course.
course of study should occupy the whole or a substantial part
of your time (at least 15 hours a week organized daytime study
of a single subject or directly related subjects leading to
a particular qualification).
must intent to leave the UK when your studies are completed.
to APPLY for a Student Visa?
you wish to apply for an entry clearance you should fill in
form IM2A (and related forms if applicable) which you can
get free of charge from the nearest British mission offering
a visa service. You can also apply at the British mission
in the country where you are living. Where there is none in
the country concerned, or it does not offer a full service,
another British mission will have been designated to handle
application form maybe submitted by and or by post together
Recent passport size photographs
visa fee, which is non-refundable
relevant diplomas or educational certificates or school you
# A letter
from the University, College or School confirming your acceptance
for the course of study in the UK and a statement of charges
for the course.
of the funds to pay for your stay and your course of studies
in the UK or
# A letter
from your host or sponsor in the UK to say that s/he will
support and accommodate you during your course of studies,
together with evidence that s/he can do so.