Apply for a Student visa
Apply from inside the UK
Conditions to meet to apply from inside the UK, and how to apply.
Apply from outside the UK
How to apply for a student visa from outside the UK.
What finances you need to prove you have in place to cover your studies and your visa application costs.
Applying under the differential evidence requirement
Which nationalities can apply under the differential evidence requirement and what this means.
Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)
Some courses require an ATAS certificate. Find out if you are affected.
Documents you must provide
Checklist of all the documents you need before you make your application.
Student Visa Policy Guidance and information
Read the UKVI Student visa Policy Guidance here.
For more advice and guidance, please see the Study UK: British Council website.
General Grounds for Refusal
Even if you meet all the financial and qualification requirements, your application can still be refused on general grounds, such as criminal history, immigration history, forgery and giving false information in your application (known as deception) etc. Please visit the UKCISA webapages and read the sections called 'Criminal convictions' and 'General grounds for refusal' under 'Requirements'.
Find out how to contact us.
Biometric enrolment centres in the UK have been reopening, but the UKVI are currently operating an alternative system that allows them to re-use previous biometric data for eligible student visa applicants. This means that most applicants will not need to attend an appointment while these temporary measures are in place. Please visit this page for latest information. UK visa application centres overseas have been re-opening in most countries but not in all locations - please check the website of your nearest visa centre for further details using the links below: