Adult Student Visa

If you are from a country that is not in the EEA or Switzerland, and wishing to study in the UK you must first apply for a UK Student Visa. If you wish to study in the UK for longer than six months, you must apply for a Student Visa under the Tier 4 category for which the Home Office will apply a points based system (PBS) to assess your eligibility.

You can apply for an Adult Student Visa under the Tier 4 (General) student category if you are over the age of 16 years old and have been offered a place on a course, can speak, read , write and understand English. You must also have sufficient funds to support yourself and pay for your course. You will need 40 points to apply, 30 points will be awarded for providing a confirmation of acceptance of studies from an approved education provider; and a further 10 points for maintenance funds.

Should your application be successful you will generally be permitted to remain in the UK for the full length of your course and a short time after it has completed. After this you will need to leave the UK unless you apply to extend or switch to another immigration category. 

You will also need to pay the NHS Surcharge if your course is expected to last for more than 6 months.

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU citizens living in the UK until 2021. You and your family may apply for ‘settled status’ to continue living in the UK after June 2021. This scheme will be fully open by March 2019.

How can Alexandra & Spencer help?

Our team are committed to assisting you with your ambitions of studying in the UK. Our immigration experts will analyse the best route for your individual circumstances and will communicate with the approved educational provider to arrange your sponsorship and obtain the necessary documents. We will check through all additional documentation, making certain they are adequate enough to submit with your application. One of our team will complete your application form, and submit this with a Letter of Representation; relating this to UK law. We will work with you from start to completion, to obtain the required outcome.

Call us on 020 7887 1916 or alternatively fill in the online contact form to speak to one of our immigration experts in order to get your application started.

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