Making a Student Visa Application

These pages provide guidance on how to apply for a Student visa to study in the UK.

COVID-19 Update

Some of the information contained in these webpages is affected by new temporary guidance that has been released by UKVI in light of the situation with COVID-19. There is a summary of how this affects usual procedures here.

Apply for a Tier 4 Visa in the UK

Applying from inside the UK

Specific information for those applying from inside the UK.

Apply for a Tier 4 Visa outside the UK

Applying from outside the UK

Specific information for those applying from outside the UK.

Apply for a Visa using Tier 4 Pilot Scheme

What Is The Student Visa Route? (From October 2020)

Information about the new student visa introduced in October 2020.

Supporting Financial Documents

Supporting documents

Examples of documents you can provide to support your Visa application.

Academic Progression for New Students

Academic progression

You need to meet academic progression rules to obtain a Student Visa.

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

Academic Technology Approval Scheme

Some courses require you to obtain ATAS clearance as part of the Visa application.

Immigration Health Surcharge

Immigration Health Surcharge

You may have to pay a surcharge as part of your Visa application to access NHS services.

Problems with your Tier 4 Visa Application

Problems with your application

Guidance for applicants having problems with their application.