Most students who are studying a course that is longer than 6 months will need to 应用 for a Student visa to come 而且 study at the U2电竞体育平台. This includes nationals of the EU 而且 EEA who will be arriving in the UK from the 1st 2021年1月起.
2. How will I know if I need a visa?
It is very important that you check whether you require a visa to enter the UK to study before you travel. 网上有一个非常快捷的服务 政府.UK 可以让你检查的网站. 学生 from EEA/EU countries who were living in the UK prior to 11pm on the 31st December 2020 should not require a visa to study in the UK but if anyone is unsure, we would recommend they contact one of our International Student Advisers at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Information for EU members
Anyone who was resident in the UK before 11pm on the 31st December 2020 should be eligible to register under the 欧盟定居计划. You will be eligible to 应用 for either settled status or pre-settled status depending on how long you have lived in the UK for. The deadline to 应用 is the 30th 2021年6月.
那些从1点到英国的人st 2021年1月起 will not be eligible to register under the 欧盟定居计划 而且 will instead need to make sure they have the appropriate visa (if required) before they travel.
4. Information for all other applicants including those from the EU arriving from the 1st January 2021
For full-time study that is longer than six months, it is compulsory for you to 应用 for entry clearance for a Student Visa under the Points Based System before travelling to the UK. To 应用 for a student visa, you will need a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for 研究) number issued by the U2电竞体育平台. 6个月以下的全日制学习, 可能是交换生或留学生, 你会:
- Enter the UK as a normal visitor w在这里 you will be granted permission to stay for 6 months,
- Apply for a St而且ard visitor visa prior to travelling, which will then allow you to study for up to 6 months
The need to 应用 for a visitor visa prior to travelling will depend on your nationality. Visa nationals are required to obtain entry clearance prior to travelling w在这里as non-visa nationals can be granted entry clearance upon their arrival. More information on whether you are a visa national or a non-visa national can be found 在这里.
You can 应用 for entry clearance (visa) for both a Student visa 而且 a visitor visa at the British Embassy or High Commission (or Consulate) nearest to w在这里 you live. Your application will be submitted via the UKVI online portal 而且 you will then be directed to one of their overseas commercial partners, to arrange your biometrics appointment at an overseas visa application centre (VAC). Please see the UK Visa 而且 Immigration website for information on how to 应用. If you are an EU/EEA national, you may not need to attend a biometrics appointment as most of you should be able to use the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check’ app to verify your identity. More information on how to use this service 而且 who it applies to can be found 在这里.
For those students who will need to attend a biometrics appointment, VAC程序和处理时间可能有所不同, 但是这些可以是 检查在线. When 应用ing, please read the eligibility requirements carefully.
When 应用ing for a Student visa, you must score 70 points in total to 应用. These points are made up from:
- 50 points for a CAS – (you will receive the CAS number from the U2电竞体育平台 when your offer is unconditional)
- 10 points for having enough money (also known as maintenance or funds) for your course fees 而且 living costs as detailed on the application form guidance notes
- 10 points for meeting the English Language requirement
Biometric data collection
All applicants will be required to supply 10-digit finger scans 而且 a digital photograph when 应用ing for a UK visa, unless you are able to use the UK Immigration: ID check app. The process of supplying your finger scans 而且 photograph is known as biometrics 而且 you will need to attend an appointment in person in order to do this.
Once you have completed your online visa application form, you will be directed to a page that will allow you to book your biometrics appointment at a visa application centre (VAC) nearest to w在这里 you are living. Only those who are not eligible to use the UK Immigration: ID check app will be prompted to do this. If you need confirmation of w在这里 your nearest VAC is, more information can be found 在这里.
CAS st而且s for Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies. The UK immigration rules require the University to sponsor your application for a student visa (this is not the same as financial sponsorship). A CAS letter contains your unique reference CAS number, this is issued to confirm that:
- We have made you an Unconditional offer of a place to study with us 而且 you have accepted this offer
- That it is less than three months before the beginning date of the course that you have applied to
When will I get my CAS letter?
We contact the Home Office in order to create a CAS letter for you 而且 this can take a short while. If you do not receive your CAS number within 20 days, you should send an email to the International Team 而且 bring their attention to the delay on the below addresses:
International Student Advisers: email@example.com
If you will be with us for longer than 6 months, then you will be classed as a sponsored student. You will be able to access the NHS should you need medical treatment, but you will not be able to access public funds 而且 your working hours will be restricted to the following:
- Full time during holidays
If you will be with us for less than 6 months, then you will be classed as a visitor. Visitor status means you will not be able to access free medical treatment, claim public funds or be employed in any capacity including as a volunteer.
For those students who are coming for less than 6 months, any family members would need to 应用 for their own visit visa 而且 ensure they were able to show:
- The purpose of their trip
- Their intention to leave the UK once the trip was over
For those students who will be coming on a Student visa, their family members may be able to join them as dependants but only if the student is studying at master’s level or above. The family member in question must be a spouse or a dependent child under 18 而且 they must have a certain level of funding available to cover their family’s maintenance. Any family members will be granted permission to stay in line with the main student 而且 will be permitted to work, but they must ensure they are living with the student 而且 not at a separate address.
More information on 应用ing for family members can be found on the UKCISA网站 or by contacting an International Student Adviser at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about obtaining your visa, please send an email to email@example.com 或致电+44 (0)1905 855146.
Indian visa applications
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Chinese visa applications
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The U2电竞体育平台 has 学生保证人身份 to sponsor international students to study in the UK. This is renewed annually by the Home Office, which is st而且ard across all UK Universities.
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