Last Updated on April 13, 2021 by West Highlander Team
India is the largest source for international students in the UK and prospective students from India are often confused about the UK Student visa process. UK visas and immigration offers one stop solution for students from across the globe. From 2020 onwards the new point based immigration system for students has expedited the process for international students’.
Here is an entire list of UK student visa documents you would require as an international student.
UK Student Visa Document Checklist for International Students 2021
Firstly, a student needs to apply for the offer letter from the University/College which is one of the basic requirements for applying for student visa to study in UK. For this the student needs to have the following documents to study in UK:
- 10thClass Certificate
- 12thClass Certificate
- Graduation Certificate (if applying for a Post-Graduate Program)
- English Proficiency Proof (IELTS/PTE)
- Valid Passport
- Letter of recommendation from school and college. Further, in case you have previous work experience than you need to have recommendation letter from your employer.
- Gap justification in case you have any needs to be clearly justified.
Once you have received offer letter one can complete the following:
- Fees Payment
- Apply for CAS – Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies
- With an unconditional offer of a place on a course offered by a licensed Tier 4 Sponsor, evidenced by a ‘Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies’ (CAS) form from your course provider is worth 30 points.
For CAS you need to provide the following documents:
- Academic Qualifications
- Financial Documents
- Health Certificate (Medical Examination)
On fulfilling the conditions, CAS will be issued to you.
Student Visa Application for UK
As student visa for studying in UK falls under the Tier 4 General Student Visa students need to apply 3 months prior to the start of their program. Arrival at your study destination in UK needs to be done one week prior in case the course duration is 6 months or lesser. In case the course is length is more than 6 months than arrival one month prior is important.
While lodging the application in assistance with your UK student visa consultant in Chandigarh provide the following:
- Current Passport
- Evidence of Funds to cover your living expenses for the duration of your course
- CAS or confirmation of acceptance for studies reference number and documents used as mentioned above to obtain CAS-academic qualification, language proof, financial proofs and medical certificates.
- Passport sized colour photographs
- Assessment document
- Tuberculosis screening (if required)
- ATAS or Academic Technology approval scheme clearance certificate (if required)
Once this is complete the candidate would be able to select an interview decision where the visa officer would assess your case and ask about the reasons for choosing UK as your study destination and more about the course that you are planning to pursue. The decision of the immigration authorities would be confirmed to you through e-mail and the processing time post lodging the application is 16-21 business days.
Benefits of Applying for UK study program
Top 10 reasons for choosing UK as your study destination
- World Class Universities-Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College and a lot more options!
- Quality education and high QS standards.
- Shorter duration of courses with fast track career pathways.
- Research opportunities along with the course.
- Part time work opportunities for international students.
- Work permit post completion of studies.
- Thousands of scholarships for financial support.
- Health benefits
- Cross cultural societies to experience
- Numerous sights and recreational activities to explore
West Highlander: Study Assistance for UK
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