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Student Visas

Student Visa Requirements

In order to apply for a Student Visa, you must meet a total of 70 points.

Points TypeRelevant Requirements to be MetNumber of Points
Study
  • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies requirement
  • Course requirement
  • Approved qualification requirement
  • Level of Study requirement
  • Place of Study requirement 
50
Financial
  • Financial Requirement
10
English Language
  • English Language Requirement
10

The University will assess the Study and English Language qualifications to meet the 10 points at the time of making you an offer to study. Once you have an unconditional offer, we will proceed with our Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) checks. As part of this process, we will also check your Financial Evidence to ensure it meets the Home Office requirements for your application.

In order to help students to make a successful visa application, the International Student Support & UKVI Compliance team will be carrying out extra checks before we can issue their CAS. This could mean a delay in getting your CAS so it is imperative that you start planning and preparing for your application now.

You can start applying for your visa within 6 months of your course start date. This can be found on your offer letter. Please note, however, that you can only travel to the UK one month before your course starts.

The Student Visa application can be a difficult and complex process and we want to ensure that students have all the support they need to get their visa. The following information provides more details about the process, but if you have any further questions feel free to contact the International Student Support Team.

Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

International students will need a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for a Student Visa.

Credibility Checks

The Home Office may conduct a credibility interview as part of the visa application process. Find our more about the interview and how we can help you prepare.

Documents required for visa application

This section details the documents necessary for your Student Visa application.

Applying for a visa

This section covers applying for a visa online, the standard application fee, additional surcharges and processing times.

Visa granted

This section covers what to expect when your visa has been granted and what your next steps should be.

Biometric Residence Permits

A Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) confirms your right to study in the UK. This section covers keeping your BRP safe, reporting errors and what to do if your BRP is lost or stolen.

Visa refusals

If your Student Visa has been refused, our International Student Support team can advise on how to proceed.

Dependant visas

This section covers the requirements necessary if you wish to bring family or dependants with you.

Visa Support Webinars

We understand that making a visa application can be a stressful process but we can guide you through it to make it as smooth as possible.

The International Student Support Team are running a series of CAS Issuing, Visa Application and Pre-Arrival Webinars over the next few months.

CAS Issuing and Visa Application Help

CAS Issuing Webinar

Join this webinar to find out more information about the steps to getting a CAS for your visa application.

DateTime 
6 April 2022 2-3pm BOOK HERE
4 May 2022 2-3pm BOOK HERE
1 Jun 2022 10-11am BOOK HERE
Please find a recording of one of the CAS issuing webinars from the last intake here (you will need to register with GoToMeetings as if you were attending the webinar). Please note that the information in the webinars is subject to change and regularly updated, so the live webinars will have the most recent advice.

Visa Application Webinar

Join this webinar for an overview of how to make your Student Route visa application and what to expect from the process.

DateTime 
20 April 2022 10-11am BOOK HERE
18 May 2022 10-11am BOOK HERE
22 Jun 2022 2-3pm BOOK HERE
06 July 2022 10-11am BOOK HERE
10 August 2022 2-3pm BOOK HERE
17 August 2022 10-11am BOOK HERE

Please find a recording of one of the Visa application webinars from the last intake here (you will need to register with GoToMeetings as if you were attending the webinar). Please note that the information in the webinars is subject to change and regularly updated, so the live webinars will have the most recent advice.