How do I qualify to travel to the UK as a student?
You must be able to show that you have been accepted on a course of study at:
And that you are going to follow:
You must also:
There are two type of student visas. You can apply for a six month visa as a "prospective" student, where you have not yet decided either on the course or the institution. Under the rules you can now switch over as a student whilst in the UK. Previously, because Pakistan was a visa national one had to return to Pakistan for a student visa. That is not now the case
Students are allowed to work part-time but no more than 20 hours per week.
Cheap accommodation is usually plenty but first year students are advised to ask their institution to provide the same on campus.
Most student applications are straight forward however, it is advisable that proper advise is sought on the type and level of course of study, fees etc before making such an application. There is a right of appeal against refusal of student visas.
Do I need a visa to study in the UK?
If you do not need an entry clearance as a student visitor, you will have to satisfy the Immigration Officer that you qualify for entry to study when you arrive in the UK. You must be able to show that you have been accepted on a course of study at an educational establishment that is on the Register of Education and Training Providers. They will then give you permission to stay in the UK for up to six months. You will not be allowed to extend your stay in the UK as a student unless you arrived with a student visa or prospective student visa.
To extend your stay you will need to apply for a residence permit at the Border and Immigration Agency.
Can I extend my stay as a student?
If you do not enter the UK with a student or prospective student visa, you will not be allowed to extend your stay.
Can I work?
If you are coming to the UK as a student for six months or less, you must ask the Entry Clearance Officer (or the Immigration Officer if you do not need an entry clearance) for permission to work.
UK has declared £ 99.00 as visa fee for UK student visa.
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