UK Student Visa Eligibility & Rules - Complete Details

PBPiyush Bhartiya
Updated OnJan 24, 2023
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UK Visa Eligibility and Rules

From a valid passport to the interview round, there is a long list of rules and regulations for the UK visa. People need to apply for the visa process approximately one or two months ago at the most to get the visa from the embassy.

Every country has their own set of rules and eligibility criteria for the visa process but there are some countries which are very strict and peculiar about their visa selection process.

People need to be very careful with the process which includes submission of documents till the interview round as well.\

Students can only apply at age 16 0r above. You must be able to write, read, and speak in English. Students must have on hand course admission. You must have enough money to support yourself and pay your course fee.

You can apply for the student visa 3 weeks before the start of your course. The cost of this visa is £348.

Your courses must be:

  • full-time satisfying level 6 qualification
  • part-time satisfying level 7 qualification 
  • A recognized Ph.D. course or doctorate
  • English language course B2 level or above

UK Visa Rules

People should state the reason for visiting first and accordingly rules and the eligibility criteria are made for the people applying for the visa for the UK. There is a long process that needs exact documents and details about the person with exact orders and rules made by the embassy of the United Kingdom.

The rules are as follows:

  • Individuals can stay up to 6 months on every visit.
  • Above 18-year-old individuals can get up to 6 months a valid period for staying in the UK and again have to renew their Visa details.

UK Visa Rules for Indians

Many Indians visit the UK usually for Business or for Employment, many for Tourism and some for Education. The United Kingdom is thus a preferred foreign destination for visit in terms of every purpose. There are thus many rules and eligibility criteria that every Indian must follow for the UK Visa, some of them are as follows:

  • A valid passport is valid until 180 days.
  • Visa fee details.
  • Recent 50 mm photograph.
  • Application form with accurate signatures.

UK Visa Eligibility

The United Kingdom has their own set of eligibility criteria for every field of a person. Visa is available for educational purposes, for business, employment etc. and is needed by people across the world. The country is very beautiful and is thus preferred for tourism as well. The eligibility criteria are very short and simple and can be fulfilled by any individual with given the exact documents.

  • Proof of confirmation for return.
  • Confirmation of the reason or state of the visit.
  • Capable of supporting and keeping your own belongings carefully.
  • Valid passport.
  • Valid eligible identity cards.

UK Visa Documents Required

The US embassy is very peculiar and strict when it comes in terms of checking the eligibility criteria for the people who have applied for the UK visa process. People thus, need to be very careful in terms of document submission and during the whole process for getting the visa.

The documents needed are as follows:

  • Valid passport.
  • Complete application form.
  • Passport size photograph.
  • Visa fees.
  • Financial proof.
  • Confirmation of visit.
  • Utility bills (recent bills needed).

IELTS Band Required For Student Visa in UK

English language level must be met by the universities if you are applying directly under the Tier 4 sponsor.

Additional requirements of the universities must be met if required.

  • IELTS score of 4.0 or above is required in Speaking and Listening (scores for Reading and Writing will be ignored).

UK Student Visa New Rules 2020

  • The Government will be issuing a new student visa on October 5
  • The new rule will make students more comfortable in their higher education
  • According to the rule, 70 points are to be acquired by the students for the visa

Changes in UK Student Visa Rules

  • It is important for students to meet the English level standards.
  • Many poor-quality educated councils are also bringing part of the changes
  • UK Border Agency can refuse students from entering the country of requirements are not met
About the Author
Piyush Bhartiya
Study Abroad Expert & Co-Founder @ AdmitKard
Piyush values education and has studied from the top institutes of IIT Roorkee, IIM Bangalore, KTH Sweden and Tsinghua University in China. Post completing his MBA, he has worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group and focused on building sales and marketing vertical for top MNCs and Indian business houses.