Visa Requirements

The United Kingdom offers different types of visas based on the where and why you decide to come to the UK, duration, and type of study, and your circumstances and abilities. However, before applying for a visa, the student must ensure that the visa is according to their wants and needs. 

  • Short-term Study Visa
  • General Student Visa (Tier 4)
  • Child student visa (Tier 4)

Maintenance fees and the 28-day rule:  

  • A Tier 4 (General) student visa requires evidence of financial capabilities or a maintenance requirement covering tuition and living costs.
  • The Confirmation of Acceptance Studies determines the fee and requires you to have funds that will cover the first full year of the course if the duration is more than one year and the entire course if the duration is less than a year. Security of £4000 to your tuition fee is also required to be issued with a CAS. Any contributions made must be mentioned in your CAS.
  • The amount used for maintenance must remain in your account or your parent’s for a continuous period of 28 days, failure of which will cause you to fall short Home Office’s criteria and even refusal of the application.

Financial evidence:

  • The funds you need to prove must be in your bank account, parent’s account, or a shared account as long as you are listed on the account. If you depend on your parent’s funds, the following are the required supporting documents: 
  • Confirmation and consent letter from your parents.
  • Birth certificate (in English)
  • Parent’s financial records.

The Home Office will not consider financial proof from someone other than you or your guardians unless the funds offered by someone other than your parents are transferred into your account or a shared account.

Required documents:

The Home Office will require the following documents to grant you your application:

  • Personal bank statements
  • Building society passbooks
  • Letter from the bank.
  • letter from an official financial sponsor 
  • Letter from a regulated financial institution confirming a loan from the national government, state or regional government, a government-sponsored student loan company or part of an academic or educational loan scheme
  • Certificates of deposit

Student Visa with Dependants:

Family members may also accompany the student to the UK, but the dependant must be:

  • Your spouse or civil partner
  • Your unmarried or same-sex partner
  • Your child (under 18 years)

Dependants need to be financially capable of supporting themselves depending on the duration of the course, place of study, or if you have completed a course or still learning.

Documents required

When applying for a student visa, the following are the required documents:

  • A valid passport.
  • Evidence of financial capabilities.
  • Details of accommodation and travel plans.
  • IELTS test scores.
  • Acceptance letter from your desired Institute.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) test (if you come from a country that requires you to take the test or if you plan to stay in the UK for more than six months)
  • Certified translation of documents in foreign languages
  • A blank page in your passport for your visa.
  • Minors must provide the contact details of a parent or guardian in the home country.
  • Academic certificate and transcripts.
  • English language certificates.
  • Accommodation and travel plans.
  • If not a national, authorization from home country to reside in the UK.
  • Financial details of the sponsor.

ATAS certificates for research subjects.

List of universities

S.No. Universities Country
1 Coventry University England, United Kingdom
2 Aston University England, United Kingdom
3 Cardiff Metropolitan University England, United Kingdom
4 University of Exeter England, United Kingdom
5 Aberystwyth University Wales, United Kingdom
6 Bangor University Wales, United Kingdom
7 Bath and Spa University England, United Kingdom
8 Birmingham City University England, United Kingdom
9 Bristol City University England, United Kingdom
10 Bournemouth University England, United Kingdom
11 Anglia Ruskin University England, United Kingdom
12 Brunel University England, United Kingdom
13 Canterbury Christ Church University England, United Kingdom
14 De Montfort University England, United Kingdom
15 Durham University England, United Kingdom
16 Edge Hill University England, United Kingdom
17 Glasgow Caledonian University Scotland, United Kingdom
18 Heriot-Watt University Scotland, United Kingdom
19 City University of London England, United Kingdom
20 Cranfield University England, United Kingdom
21 Keele University England, United Kingdom
22 Leeds Beckett University England, United Kingdom
23 Liverpool John Moores University England, United Kingdom
24 Loughborough University England, United Kingdom
25 Manchester Metropolitan University England, United Kingdom
26 Nottingham Trent University England, United Kingdom
27 University of Northampton England, United Kingdom
28 Oxford Brookes University England, United Kingdom
29 University of Surrey England, United Kingdom
30 University of West London England, United Kingdom
31 University of the West of Scotland Scotland, United Kingdom
32 University of Winchester England, United Kingdom
33 University of Wolverhampton England, United Kingdom
34 University of Westminster England, United Kingdom
35 University of Worcester England, United Kingdom
36 University of York England, United Kingdom
37 York St. John University England, United Kingdom
38 Sheffield Hallam University England, United Kingdom
39 University of Aberdeen Scotland, United Kingdom
40 University College Birmingham England, United Kingdom
41 The University of Greenwich England, United Kingdom
42 Swansea University Wales, United Kingdom
43 Ulster University Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
44 University of Bolton England, United Kingdom
45 Lancaster University England, United Kingdom
46 University of Bradford England, United Kingdom
47 University of Law England, United Kingdom
48 University of Leicester England, United Kingdom
49 University of Liverpool England, United Kingdom
50 University of Portsmouth England, United Kingdom
51 University of Lincoln England, United Kingdom
52 University of Salford England, United Kingdom
53 University of Reading England, United Kingdom
54 University of South Wales Wales, United Kingdom
55 University of Stirling Scotland, United Kingdom
56 UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND England, United Kingdom
57 Kingston University England, United Kingdom
58 London South Bank University England, United Kingdom
59 Northumbria University England, United Kingdom
60 Queens University Belfast Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
61 Queen Mary University of London England, United Kingdom
62 Robert Gordon University Scotland, United Kingdom
63 University of East London England, United Kingdom
64 University of Kent England, United Kingdom
65 University of Brighton England, United Kingdom
66 University of Bristol England, United Kingdom
67 University of Derby England, United Kingdom
68 University of Chester England, United Kingdom
69 University of Dundee Scotland, United Kingdom
70 University of East Anglia England, United Kingdom
71 University of Gloucestershire England, United Kingdom
72 University of Goldsmiths England, United Kingdom
73 University of Hertfordshire England, United Kingdom
74 University of Huddersfield England, United Kingdom
75 University of Strathclyde Scotland, United Kingdom
76 University of Chichester England, United Kingdom
77 Cardiff University Wales, United Kingdom
78 University of Buckingham England, United Kingdom
79 University of Essex England, United Kingdom
80 Abertay University Scotland, United Kingdom
81 AECC University College England, United Kingdom
82 Bishop Grosseteste University England, United Kingdom
83 University of Cambridge England, United Kingdom
84 Leeds Trinity University England, United Kingdom
85 Liverpool Hope University England, United Kingdom
86 Middlesex University England, United Kingdom
87 Norwich University of the Arts England, United Kingdom
88 Queen Margaret University Scotland, United Kingdom
89 Royal Holloway University of London England, United Kingdom
90 Solent University England, United Kingdom
91 University of Southampton England, United Kingdom
92 Staffordshire University England, United Kingdom
93 Teesside University England, United Kingdom
94 Arts University Bournemouth England, United Kingdom
95 University for the Creative Arts England, United Kingdom
96 Ravensbourne University England, United Kingdom
97 Regents University London England, United Kingdom
98 Richmond, the American International University in London England, United Kingdom
99 The University of Manchester England, United Kingdom
100 University of Bath England, United Kingdom
101 University of Central Lancashire England, United Kingdom
102 University College of Osteopathy England, United Kingdom
103 Royal Agricultural University England, United Kingdom
104 Alliance Manchester Business School England, United Kingdom
105 Arden University England, United Kingdom
106 Buckinghamshire New University England, United Kingdom
107 Bayes Business School England, United Kingdom
108 Falmouth university England, United Kingdom
109 Harper Adams University England, United Kingdom
110 Hartpury University England, United Kingdom
111 Imperial College London England, United Kingdom
112 Kidderminster College England, United Kingdom
113 Leeds Arts University England, United Kingdom
114 London Metropolitan University England, United Kingdom
115 Plymouth Marjon University England, United Kingdom
116 St. Georges University of London England, United Kingdom
117 St. Marys University England, United Kingdom
118 The University of Sheffield England, United Kingdom
119 University of Edignburgh Business School Scotland, United Kingdom
120 University of Edinburgh Scotland, United Kingdom
121 University of Glasgow Scotland, United Kingdom
122 University of Greenwich England, United Kingdom
123 University of Highlands & Islands Scotland, United Kingdom
124 University of Hull England, United Kingdom
125 University of Keele England, United Kingdom
126 UNiversity of Lancaster England, United Kingdom
127 University of Leeds England, United Kingdom
128 University of Newcastle England, United Kingdom
129 University of Nottingham England, United Kingdom
130 University of Oxford England, United Kingdom
131 University of Plymouth England, United Kingdom
132 University of Roehampton london England, United Kingdom
133 University of Suffolk England, United Kingdom
134 University of Sussex England, United Kingdom
135 University of Wales, Trinity Saint David Wales, United Kingdom
136 University of Warwick England, United Kingdom
137 Warwick Business University England, United Kingdom
138 Warwickshire College England, United Kingdom
139 Wrexham Glyndwr University Wales, United Kingdom
140 Writtle University College England, United Kingdom
141 University of Cumbria England, United Kingdom
142 University of Bedfordshire England, United Kingdom
143 University of the West of England England, United Kingdom
144 New College of the Humanities England, United Kingdom
145 BPP University England, United Kingdom
146 University of St. Andrews England, United Kingdom
147 School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) England, United Kingdom
148 University of the Arts London England, United Kingdom
149 Royal Veterinary College UK England, United Kingdom
150 Courtauld institute of art uk England, United Kingdom
151 Kings College London UK England, United Kingdom
152 Durham University Business School England, United Kingdom
153 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) England, United Kingdom
154 Grimsby Institute of higher education England, United Kingdom
155 Royal College Of Music England, United Kingdom
156 Imperial College of Business School England, United Kingdom
157 University College of Estate Management England, United Kingdom
158 Rose Bruford College England, United Kingdom
159 Guild Hall School England, United Kingdom
160 School of Advanced Study England, United Kingdom
161 Royal College of Art UK England, United Kingdom
162 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine England, United Kingdom
163 University College London England, United Kingdom
164 Amity University England, United Kingdom
165 British and Irish Modern Music Institute England, United Kingdom