- Passport (current and any previous). Upload the information page and the page containing your current visa. Bring your passport to any official meetings relating to your visa application.
Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number.
- This will be sent to you or your agent by email.
- Include the unique CAS number in your online application form.
Evidence of finances
- Most students must prove they have enough money to support their UK studies. You will need a year of tuition fees (these will be on your CAS) plus living costs (£9,207) held in a bank account for 28 continuous days.
- If you are using your parents’/official legal guardian’s bank statements as evidence of finances, you will need additional documents to support this.
- You will need to show more funds if you are applying with dependants.
- If you are officially financially sponsored, you will need a letter from your sponsor.
- Gaps in study. You may need to take breaks from your studies for various reasons, including earning a livelihood, preparing for job exams or medical exams, and more. There could be unforeseen circumstances that keep you from continuing your education, like a personal or medical emergency. A study gap is a significant period of time (around a year or more) between your most recent qualifications and the degree you hope to get. The Home Office may question any long gaps of over 2 years so be prepared to add extra evidence to your visa application to show valid reasons why there was a break in study. You can add your work experience, salary slip, employer references, medical certificate, medical treatment report and other necessary documents related to your job or health history to validate your study gap.
Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate (if applicable). Students on some postgraduate courses in the science, engineering, and technology disciplines may need to apply for an ATAS Certificate. Allow at least 20 working days for it to be processed. You will need to await ATAS approval before submitting your Student visa application. Your offer letter/CAS from the University will state if you need to do this. If it is not listed on your offer, you do not need one.
Read more about ATAS.
- TB test (if applicable). Applicants from some countries, who are coming to the UK for more than 6 months, will need a TB test before applying for their visa. Check if you need a TB test for your visa application https://www.gov.uk/tb-test-visa
- Credit or debit card to pay the visa application fee and Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) payment as part of the online application process.