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£25K/year

2 Years

When to apply

The earliest you can apply for a visa is 3 months before you start your course. You’ll usually get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks depending on the processing time for your country.

  • Online using Master or Visa card.
  • Through demand draft at the visa application centre and selected branches of Standard Chartered Bank.
  • Through Cash at the visa application centre and selected branches of Standard Chartered Bank.

Documents required for Tier 4 UK student Visa application:

Below is the list of documents you need to submit during your visa application process. Organize all documents according to the UK Visa requirements before reaching the centre

  • Completed student visa application form
  • Passport size photographs (2×2 size)
  • IELTS/PTE scores
  • Valid passport
  • CAS statement from the institution (CAS – Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies)
  • Academic certificates / transcripts
  • Proof of payment of visa fee (£348)
  • Work experience certificates, if applicable
  • Proof of funds*
  • Medical report from an approved panel doctor
  • The affidavit from a sponsor

*Proof of Funds

You will need enough money to pay for your course fees and your living costs. The UK Home Office calls this the maintenance requirements.

Course fees

You must have enough money to pay for the course fees for the first year of your course, or the entire course if it is less than one year long. If your CAS has been issued for further study on a course that you are already partway through, the "first year of study" means the first year of this new period of study. The Home Office will use the details in your CAS to confirm how much money you need for your course fees.If you have already paid all your course fees, or for study abroad or other course with no fees, your CAS will confirm this.

Living costs

The Home Office uses fixed amounts, which may or may not reflect your actual living costs. For study in London you need £1,265 for each month of your course, up to a maximum of nine months. This means that if you will be studying in London for a course that lasts one month only, the amount that you will need is £1,265. If you will be studying in London for a course lasting nine months or more, the amount that you will need is £11,385. If you are not sure whether you will be studying in London, ask your Tier 4 sponsor. For study elsewhere in the UK, the monthly amounts are lower: you need £1,015 for each month of your course, up to £9,135 for a course lasting nine months or more.

UK post study visa - Graduate immigration route

A new route to a career in the UK , signified as the “Graduate Immigration Route” and according to the UK Home Office it “will be available to international students who have completed a degree at undergraduate level or above at a Higher Education Provider with a track record of compliance and who have a valid Tier 4 visa at the time of application.”

The new route will be applicable from the summer of 2021, meaning that any eligible student who graduates in the summer of 2021 or after will be able to apply. This includes students who have already started their courses. Unfortunately, the Graduate Immigration Route will not be open to those who have completed their studies or are due to complete them in the summer of 2020.

The UK Council for International Student Affairs has laid out the key features of the route, including details about the application process. There will be an application fee and applicants will pay the Immigration Health Surcharge. They will also be subject to identity, criminality and security checks.

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When to apply

The earliest you can apply for a visa is 3 months before you start your course. You’ll usually get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks depending on the processing time for your country.

  • Online using Master or Visa card.
  • Through demand draft at the visa application centre and selected branches of Standard Chartered Bank.
  • Through Cash at the visa application centre and selected branches of Standard Chartered Bank.

Documents required for Tier 4 UK student Visa application:

Below is the list of documents you need to submit during your visa application process. Organize all documents according to the UK Visa requirements before reaching the centre

  • Completed student visa application form
  • Passport size photographs (2×2 size)
  • IELTS/PTE scores
  • Valid passport
  • CAS statement from the institution (CAS – Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies)
  • Academic certificates / transcripts
  • Proof of payment of visa fee (£348)
  • Work experience certificates, if applicable
  • Proof of funds*
  • Medical report from an approved panel doctor
  • The affidavit from a sponsor

*Proof of Funds

You will need enough money to pay for your course fees and your living costs. The UK Home Office calls this the maintenance requirements.

Course fees

You must have enough money to pay for the course fees for the first year of your course, or the entire course if it is less than one year long. If your CAS has been issued for further study on a course that you are already partway through, the "first year of study" means the first year of this new period of study. The Home Office will use the details in your CAS to confirm how much money you need for your course fees.If you have already paid all your course fees, or for study abroad or other course with no fees, your CAS will confirm this.

Living costs

The Home Office uses fixed amounts, which may or may not reflect your actual living costs. For study in London you need £1,265 for each month of your course, up to a maximum of nine months. This means that if you will be studying in London for a course that lasts one month only, the amount that you will need is £1,265. If you will be studying in London for a course lasting nine months or more, the amount that you will need is £11,385. If you are not sure whether you will be studying in London, ask your Tier 4 sponsor. For study elsewhere in the UK, the monthly amounts are lower: you need £1,015 for each month of your course, up to £9,135 for a course lasting nine months or more.

UK post study visa - Graduate immigration route

A new route to a career in the UK , signified as the “Graduate Immigration Route” and according to the UK Home Office it “will be available to international students who have completed a degree at undergraduate level or above at a Higher Education Provider with a track record of compliance and who have a valid Tier 4 visa at the time of application.”

The new route will be applicable from the summer of 2021, meaning that any eligible student who graduates in the summer of 2021 or after will be able to apply. This includes students who have already started their courses. Unfortunately, the Graduate Immigration Route will not be open to those who have completed their studies or are due to complete them in the summer of 2020.

The UK Council for International Student Affairs has laid out the key features of the route, including details about the application process. There will be an application fee and applicants will pay the Immigration Health Surcharge. They will also be subject to identity, criminality and security checks.

Read More

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