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How to apply UK Student Visa

The Department of Home Affairs released early figures indicating that approximately 45,000 applications for student visas from India were received within the final half of 2022. According to the most recent data, the United Kingdom issued the highest amount of student visas to Indian citizens in 2022. The British High Commissioner reported that, out of 2.8 lakh student visas issued overall, 25% had been approved for Indian students. As compared to the year 2021, the amount of Indian student visas has risen by 73%. The ‘Young Professional Scheme (YPS) has recently been implemented by the India and UK government to help those that qualify to secure a UK Work Visa for a duration of two years. Applicants who are between the ages of 18 to 30 are eligible to apply.

Students, who wish to study in the UK for more than 6 months, need to know about the following 3 UK Study Visas or UK visa types:
Short-term Study Visa: The Short-term UK Study Visa is for individuals wishing to study an English language program for a time period of up to eleven months. This visa type is for individuals who are coming to the United Kingdom for higher education purposes. It was previously known as a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa, colloquially referred to as a Tier 4 Student Visa. The Child Student Visa is a requirement for children aged 4-17 who wish to study in a UK independent school. It was formerly referred to as the Tier 4 (Child) Student Visa.

UK Student Visa Cost

The fee for the UK Student Visa (formerly Tier 4 (General) Student Visa) is an approximate sum of £363 (equivalent to Rs 35,595) for those students submitting their application from outside the UK. Additionally, you will be charged a healthcare fee, which is based on the duration of your stay. Students must note that if they wish to switch to a UK Student Visa from inside the UK, they will have to pay a fee of £490.

UK Student Visa: Documents Required

UK student visa applicants must have a greater number of documents than applicants for a tourist visa. Candidates require the required documents as well as accompanying documents regarding financial and academic records. Please review the UK Student Visa checklist before your visit to the consulate for the visa interview.
You should have the following documents before applying:
A completed student visa application form
The consent of your parents or guardians is required if you are under 18 years of age

You will receive a letter of acceptance (CAS or Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) and a visa letter from your approved educational provider which are both official and binding offers of a place on the course of study. The visa letter must be issued within the six month period prior to submitting your application. Students must submit an application for their UK study visa within six months of being issued a CAS.

Holding a visa letter does not guarantee the application will be approved. The applicant needs to fulfill the needs of the category and any other regulations set by immigration.

Proof of funds –

The amount of money that needs to be presented covers your tuition for the initial academic year as well as daily expenses for a maximum of 9 months. The quantity you must supply will vary depending on whether you are applying as a minor or adult and if you plan on studying within or outside of London. Demonstrating that the money has been in your possession for at least 28 days is required. The completion of the 28-day period should not be later than one month before the date of your application.

The necessary funds to cover the costs of living (excluding expenses) for a duration of nine months must be demonstrated, such as £12,006 for nine months in London or £9,207 for nine months if living outside London,which is an average of £1,334 and £1,023 per month respectively.

However, if a student has been in the UK, with a valid visa, for at least 12 months, he/ she does not have to show proof of funds for visa application

The visa fees payment confirmation receipt
ATAS certificate if your nationality and course need it Payslips
Original mark sheets/provisional certificates
Score sheet of exams like TOEFL, GMAT, IELTS, etc.

Types of Courses valid under UK Student Visa
A full-time course which would help to obtain a qualification which is below degree level and organised daytime study of minimum of 15 hours a week
A full-time course which would help to obtain a qualification which is degree level or above
A full-time course which would help to obtain a qualification which is degree level or above which shares the same platform as that of a UK higher education programme
A part-time programme which would help to obtain a qualification which is above degree level
A known foundation course for PG doctors or dentists
An English language programme at B2 level or above in the Common European Framework of Reference Languages
UK Student Visa Process: How to Apply
There are several steps to apply for a UK Student Visa. UK Study Visa applications are processed within three weeks of the completed application being lodged.
Step 1 – The first step is to check if you qualify for the student visa or not. You need to show that you have:
A confirmed place at the school, university or college where you intend to study. It is called a ‘confirmation of acceptance for studies’ (CAS).
Enough money (also known as ‘maintenance or funds’) to cover your course fees and living costs in the UK.
Step 2 – Get your documents ready
Step 3 – Apply online: You will need to register and create an account on the official UK Visa website. When you have completed your online application form, you will need to print and sign your completed form. You must use the online appointment calendar to book an appointment at the visa. When you have completed your online application, you will receive an email message containing your application number.
Step 4 – Pay your application fee. There are 4 ways to pay your visa application fee.
You have the option of making your payment at any of the branches of Standard Chartered Bank. The bank will issue a demand draft in favour of the ‘British High Commission’.
Demand draft’.
You can pay your fee by obtaining a demand draft from a nationally recognized or foreign bank. Depending on the circumstances, the cost associated with this service at the bank can fluctuate. The demand draft must be in favour of the ‘British High Commission’.
Payment at the visa – You can pay the visa application fee at the visa when you submit your visa application.
Pay online – You can pay your visa application fee online using a Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card.
Step 5 – Visit the visa application centre on the appointed date. You must book and attend an appointment at the visa application centre to submit your application and facial photograph and fingerprints.

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