Student Visa Requirements
In order to apply for a Student Visa, you must meet a total of 70 points.
|Points Type||Relevant Requirements to be Met||Number of Points|
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.
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.
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.
If your Student Visa has been refused, our International Student Support team can advise on how to proceed.
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.
|6 April 2022||2-3pm||BOOK HERE|
|4 May 2022||2-3pm||BOOK HERE|
|1 Jun 2022||10-11am||BOOK HERE|
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.
|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.