Study In UK: Types Of Student Visas, How To Apply And Work Opportunities
UK allows two types of study visa - Short Term Visa and Tier 4 Visa. Check which one works for you and why? Also students coming to study at degree level will need to speak English at an 'upper intermediate' (B2) level, rather than the current 'lower intermediate' (B1) requirement.
How to apply for visa?Applicants will then be able to obtain a document called a 'Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS)' from the university or college. After receiving the documents, students can apply online for the study visa at the official website, visa4uk.fco.gov.uk.
You must then take an appointment at the nearest visa application centre of the UK embassy to submit the application and biometric information. You should ideally apply for the visa at least three months before the start date of your course. Please also note that the CAS statement is valid for six months only. Therefore, the application should not be made later than six months after it was issued.
Short-term study visa routeThe short-term study immigration route allows Indian students to enter the UK to undertake a short course of study. It is applicable when the course duration is less than six months or in case of part-time courses where attendance is only required for short periods.
For this, students are required to possess a letter to support entry to the UK as a short-term student. There are, however, a few restrictions under the short-term visa where one cannot take employment in the UK either part-time or full-time. Also, a work placement/internship (paid or unpaid) as part of the course of study is also not allowed.
Further, those on a short-term visa must leave the country within 30 days after the end of their study period or before the visa expires, whichever is earlier.
English proficiencyStudents coming to study at degree level will need to speak English at an 'upper intermediate' (B2) level, rather than the current 'lower intermediate' (B1) requirement. The UK Border Agency staff can refuse entry to students who cannot speak English without an interpreter, and who therefore clearly do not meet the minimum standard.
Only postgraduate students at universities and government-sponsored students will be able to bring their dependents.
Health and Insurance facilities: The international students who pursue studies in UK universities can also avail the public health care system of the UK - National Health Services (NHS). The students are also offered emergency services for free. Additionally, universities in the UK mandate that students get registered with a General Practitioner (GP) in accordance with the country's study abroad health insurance policy.
Work opportunitiesWith high tuition fees and living cost in the country, many students also pursue work after study opportunities to reduce their financial burden. Visa types to apply for post-study work in the UK:
Visa types to apply for post-study work in UK:
Publish: Saturday, April 6, 2019 03:10 PM