The application for a student visa in UK can be carried online, by post or in person. Note that those who are residing in UK at the time of application must apply in person or by post. To apply for a UK visa you have to submit all the required documents, based on which the UK Home Office decides whether you meet the criteria to obtain a UK visa.

You will need to submit your application online through the official website of the UK government, where you will have to give some basic information, on you and your purpose of traveling to the UK, as well as to upload scanned versions of your original documents.

If this is your first time traveling to the UK, you will need to schedule an appointment at the nearest application center, UK embassy or consulate in your home country, where you will need to submit biometrics and a photograph of yours.


The applicant must fulfill the following conditions to be allowed to apply for a Tier 4 visa

Be older than 16 years old;

Earn a total of 40 points. 30 Points minimum for having a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from a Tier 4 Sponsor; 10 points for maintenance maintenance.

Demonstrate English Language Knowledge in an interview (as shown in CAS). The sponsor must not give the CAS before ensuring that the candidate has the needed English Language understanding For studies held in English language at the NQF level below 6– knowledge of English should be at least B1; For studies held in English language at the NQF level 6 and higher – knowledge of English should be at least B2

Secure a place in the course in an institution listed as a licensed sponsor of Tier 4 candidates.


To apply for a Tier 4 Student Visa you must provide the following documents:

Tuberculosis test result if the candidate is from a country that has to take the test;

Criminal record certificate

Parents’ or legal guardian letters (if under 18)

Proof of financial sufficiency for your entire period of stay in the UK – enough money to cover study costs, as well as living and accommodation costs.

Unconditional written consent of the sponsor to the visa application Register with the police


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