Apr 17, 2014

Studying in UK – A Dream Come True!

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If you want to come to the UK to study at a school, college, or university, to pursue your higher studies or for a new study course you will need an acceptance from your education provider (CAS number – Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) and a Tier 4 Student Visa. The visa application process can be intricate, with a range of information required to support your case. This includes evidence of original documents to demonstrate sufficient funds to support yourself while pursuing studies in the UK, and documentary evidence that shows that you have been accepted and have an established academic year. The CAS number is issued by the university, which helps to score 30 out of 40 points when it comes to scoring points for eligibility for General Tier 4 visa. This visa entitles the student to stay in the UK as per the duration of the course. Sometimes a course requires ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance, print out of this certificate should be provided.

Benefits of Studying in United Kingdom

  1. UK education quality has a great international reputation; recognised by employers, universities and governments outside.
  2. UK as a study destination is well respected for world class teaching standards as out of six top universities four are in the UK.
  3. UK research is considered as the internally excellent and world’s leading, which produces quality profiles.
  4. United Kingdom id fully of different cultures and really diverse.
  5. It is a combination of cosmopolitan cities and rural villages with sports events transport etc.
  6. Students can develop a wide range of skills that is required for the global force of the current time, which includes English language skills with seminars and lectures.
  7. The study courses in the UL are generally shorter than other countries that reduce the accommodation and fee cost.
  8. The students get permission to work after the study hours.

There is a lot of support for international students in the UK. Many course providers have international offices and student societies, activities and academic guidance, plus counsellors and advisers to help the foreign students and support throughout your time in UK higher education.

It happens that you might be required to attend an interview where an Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) will assess your visa application. He will determine that you are to be a ‘genuine student’ or not. If you are invited to an interview, the ECO may ask you about the following:

  1. English language ability
  2. Your immigration history
  3. Previous study courses
  4. Knowledge of the intended course of study
  5. Know your intentions
  6. Financial circumstances

If your application is categorized as a “low risk student” you will not receive any invitation for the interview.

If you score the points requirements and present the evidences required, there is a maximum chance of visa getting granted.  If you do not send in all the original documents required, the UK Visas & Immigration department will not contact you to ask for missing documents. The incomplete or incorrect applications will be refused in the very instance. And the visa application is refused. The International Office Immigration guides and gives full details about the Tier 4 General visa.