Student Visa Requirements in UK

Let us guide you through your UK student visa requirements & application process for your higher education.

UK student visa requirements for Vietnam students

The United Kingdom is home to some of the finest universities in the world. Being one of the significant study destinations that thousands of students apply to study, the United Kingdom has maintained its reputation by providing world-class infrastructure and education with the highest possible international standards. 

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

Here are the basic UK student visa requirements you need to meet to apply for student visa in UK

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

Types of UK student visa

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

Short-term study visa:

The student visa UK 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.

 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.

UK student visa documentation checklist

  • 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 color photographs.
  • Tuberculosis screening (if required).
  • ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. 

UK student visa application process

  • 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 UK Visa website.
  • Fill in the online application form, take a copy, sign your completed form, and book an appointment at the visa application center. 
  • 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 student visa UK application.

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When it comes to visas, the process and outcomes can be very daunting for a lot of people. You need a team you can trust to give you the right guidance on documentation and process.

At AECC Global, we’ve got years of experience in handling visa applications. Requirements vary by country and change often. We are always updated about the changes and equipped to support you. While our counsellors can guide you on general visa documents if you are managing your own application, you have the support of our in-house migration agents if you need help with a more complex question, Fill in the enquiry form below!

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