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Applying for your Student Visa from Outside the UK

Applying for your student visa from outside the UK

The following guidance has been written in line with current UKVI* guidance and is designed to help you understand the process of applying for your Student visa outside the UK in three clear steps.  

*UKVI is UK Visas & Immigration.This is the UK government department responsible for Visas and Immigration. You will submit your application to UKVI. Your application will be assessed by a UKVI caseworker and UKVI will decide if your visa application is successful.

Step 1: Preparing for your student visa application

Read our guidance document Preparing Documents for your Student Visa Application carefully before continuing to the next step of the process. If you are not able to provide the required documentation, or if your documentation is not acceptable, this is likely to lead to a visa refusal. Our guidance has been carefully checked at the time of publication, however UKVI Immigration guidance is constantly evolving and updating. It is your responsibility to ensure that your visa application complies with current UK Immigration legislation.

Further guidance on preparing for your application:

Home Office
Read the UKVI Student Visa Guidance
Click Here
International Student Support
Read our guidance document to prepare
Click Here
Read the UKCISA student visa guidance
Click Here

Step 2: submitting your online application

Step 3: after you submit your online application

Visas & Immigration
V&I Webpage
International Student Support
ISS Webpage