- A current passport or travel document;
- A visa letter from the institution you are planning to study at;
- Proof of maintenance funds;
- Evidence of any qualifications the sponsoring institution took account of when deciding to accept you for the course you plan to study;
- Any other supporting documents relevant to your application.
Under the new system, a student needs to have 40 points to qualify for the grant of the visa. A student would require an acceptance letter from the educational institution he/she intends to attend. The respective educational institution would become the sponsor for the student, who would fetch 30 points. For the remaining 10 points, a student would have to show evidence for having enough finances to cover his/her course fee and monthly living expenses for one year.
You will also need to make an appointment at your nearest visa application center to provide your biometric details (10 digit finger scans and a digital photograph) as part of the application process.
The UK Border Agency will refuse your application and you may be banned from coming to the UK for 10 years if you use a false document, lie or withhold relevant information.
Students looking to study in the UK for six months or less, and who do not wish to take any employment while they are in the UK, or to extend their stay while they are in the country, can enter the UK on a student visitor visa.
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