The Student visa, which replaced the old Tier 4 General Student visa, is for international students who wish to come and study in the UK. This route is a points-based immigration category available to those who are aged 16 or above and who intend to study in the UK.
This route does not lead to settlement, however, individuals may switch to a Graduate visa providing they can meet the criteria of the Graduate visa.
Individuals wishing to apply for a Student visa must be sponsored by an education provider which holds a valid student sponsor licence.
The education provider will need to ensure certain requirements are met and only once satisfied will they issue a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), which the individual will need as part of their application. The individual will also need to meet the relevant points for both the English language and financial requirement.
Under the new Student Visa, children can now apply under the Child Student route, which is tailored for students ages 4 to 17.
The length of visa granted will depend on the validity of the course being studied in the UK.
If you are considering the Student visa for yourself or your dependants and you require further information on the eligibility criteria and process, please do not hesitate to contact our Immigration team.
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