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The United Kingdom is one of the most preferred countries for students all over the world. There are some world class universities in the country offering the best education facilities. Due to this, in the recent few years, the number of students making their way to the UK has increased manifolds. Also, students from around the world are welcome here for undergraduate, graduate, and master’s degrees.

The UK has a long history of welcoming international students. Now you can also get admission to the country’s reputed universities and colleges. The flexible education system of the UK is another reason why students want to study here. As a student, you can get a study visa in a specific way that will suit your lifestyle and career aspirations. Students from different nationalities and backgrounds take admission enabling them to discover new perspectives.

There are different types of student visa types under which a student can make his way to the country. However, there are several essential things that need to be considered before you begin your visa application process. If you are a student and are considering undertaking a course in the UK, then getting a student visa is the first and foremost thing for you.

Documents and other important things necessary to apply for a student visa include:

  • Current passport or other valid travel documentation
  • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from the course provider
  • Financial proof for supporting yourself and paying for your course
  • Valid ATAS certificate if the specific course and nationality require it
  • Students who are under 18 need proof of parental or other legal guardian consent 
  • Proof of relationship to the parent or guardian for students under 18
  • Tuberculosis test results
  • Written consent needs to be provided from the financial sponsor if a student has received sponsorship for their course fees and living costs in the last 12 months

There are different types of student visas under which a student can apply for a course in the UK. Let’s take a look at the eligibility criteria for these visas:

Child Student Visa

To be eligible for this visa:

  • Applicants should be aged between 4 and 17 years
  • Should have an unconditional offer for studying a course at an Independent school
  • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) should be provided by the sponsor
  • Maintenance requirements should be met
  • Relevant English language requirements should be met
  • Relevant consent from the parents

General Student Visa

To be eligible for this visa:

  • All international students who are aged 16 or over can apply 
  • Have an offer to study on a course by a licensed student sponsor
  • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) should be provided by the sponsor
  • Maintenance requirements should be met
  • Relevant English language requirements should be met
  • Relevant consent from the parents if a student is 16 or 17 years old

Short-Term Student Visa

To be eligible for this visa:

  • English language course the student wishes to study should be with a course provider at an accredited institution
  • Adequate maintenance and accommodation requirement should be met
  • Should have sufficient funds for covering the costs of returning home
  • Relevant consent from the parents if a student is 16 or 17 years old

This visa is granted for 11 months and restricts a student to only study on the course for which the permission is granted.

Graduate Visa

To be eligible for this visa:

  • The applicant has been in the UK for the entirety of the course if the course is 12 months
  • The applicant has been in the UK for the final 12 months of the course if it is more than 12 months

Undergraduates and postgraduates applying for this visa are eligible to remain in the UK for up to two years whereas Ph.D. students are eligible to remain in the UK for up to three years.

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We at Aventus CONSULTANTS, work towards making sure that your application process is completely stress-free and tailored as per your needs. Our professional team of talented student visa counselors will make sure you get your visa on time and are able to live your dream of studying at the topmost university in the UK. All our student visa experts are aware of the intricacies involved in the visa application and will make sure the whole process is streamlined.

Get in touch with our student visa experts to get started with your visa application. Our experts will answer all your queries and provide you with the needed assistance.

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