If your home country is not in the EEA, you need to apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa to be able to study in the UK for longer than 6 months. Please note that you can only apply 3 months before the start of your course.
How do I apply for my visa?
You can apply online as long as you have:
- A current passport that is valid for at least 6 months
- Proof that you have the correct finances available
- Your CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies), issued by UPIC once you have confirmed your offer and paid your tuition fees
What is a CAS?
A CAS is a very important electronic document that contains information about you, your sponsor, your study programme (course) and your finances. You need a CAS number to support your visa application form.
What will my visa look like?
If your visa application is successful, you will be provided with a sticker for your passport. This is for temporary entrance and is called a vignette.
You will then need to collect your BRP card, which is your permanent visa. You will need your Tier 4 decision letter to collect your BRP.
How much does it cost?
How long does it take?
Visa processing times can vary from as little as 24 hours to up to 2 months. Click here for details.
What is a credibility interview?
You may also be required to sit a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) credibility interview – please watch the video below for more information and get in touch if you have any questions.