The UK is one of the most favored destinations for Indian students. The UK is preferred because it is home to top-ranked universities, research facilities, a wide range of course choices, scholarships, and post-study options.
UK Study visa is granted to students who are above 16 and have an offer letter from university, finances to support the course, have English proficiency, and have parental permission if they are under 17.
When a student applies for a Student visa he must provide:
A student may need to provide additional documents depending on circumstances.
Fee: The fee for UK student visa is 363 pounds. If a student is applying from outside UK, an additional health surcharge is to be paid. The fee is to be paid online by master card or visa card. One can check the fee on UK visa website on time to time.
Once the application is sent the decision is taken in 3 weeks.
If a student needs to change something in the application after it is submitted contact UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).
A student can withdraw the application by contacting UKVI. The fee will only be refunded if UKVI has not started processing the application.
There is no limit to applying if the visa gets rejected once but it is not a good idea to apply numerous times. The student can check the reason for visa rejection rectify the same and reapply. The student can apply for reconsideration in certain cases.
How long a student can stay depends on the length of their course and what study they have already completed in the UK.
If the student is 18 or over and the course is at degree level, he can usually stay in the UK for up to 5 years. If it’s below the degree level, he can usually stay in the UK for up to 2 years.
It is important to get all documentation right and apply for a visa so that there are no chances of rejection, and a student can successfully embark on the study abroad journey.
Note: We recommend checking the UK Visa website on a regular basis when you apply for a visa for updated information.