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You can apply for a Student Visa up to three months in advance of your course start date (or six months if you are applying outside the UK) and once you have received your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) statement from us. We recommend that you check the visa processing times and visa application centres in your country so that you can plan ahead.
You should wait until you have obtained your student visa before you book any non-refundable tickets for travel.
If you will be arriving in the UK to study after 31 December 2020 and not a returning UK resident, then you will need a visa to study in the UK. For a full-time programme, this would mean applying for a Student visa.
The application process is identical to non-EU/EEA/Swiss Nationals except that you will be asked to verify your identity using a smartphone through the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check'’ app rather than attend a Visa Application Centre. You will also receive digital proof of your immigration status rather than a physical Biometric Residence Permit.
The UK Home Office have published ‘An introduction for EU students’ and ‘Application guidance’ on the GOV.UK website.
If you are coming to the UK to study for six months or more and live in a particular country then you will be required to undertake a TB test and submit the certificate with your student visa application. Please refer to GOV.UK for further information regarding TB testing and the list of countries which require a TB test to enter the UK.
Download our Student Route Visa Guide (PDF) for more details, including how to apply, information on credibility interviews, ATAS clearance, supporting documents and parental consent.
Find out when you should expect to receive your CAS and what to do if you need to extend your visa.
As part of your application, you will be required to pay an additional fee called the immigration health surcharge.
Find out how much money you need to have, what counts as acceptable proof of funds, and more.
Read about the order of steps in the visa process, how to make your application, and what you need to know about booking an appointment.
Our guide gives step-by-step instructions on how to complete the online application and what to expect at each step of the process.
A BRP contains your personal information, your biometric information (photograph and fingerprints) and states your immigration status.
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