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'What documents are needed for a UK student visa?'[VIDEO]

Watch the video below to find out what documents you’ll need to apply for a student visa in the UK


Learn about the specific documents you'll need to include in your student visa application when studying abroad in the UK. We spoke to Lizzie Huckle, Senior International Student Adviser at City University, London about the financial documents you'll need and new application requirements for a UK student visa.

Watch the video below from our Google Hangout with Lizzie Huckle (there’s also a quick summary after the video).

  • Finances—Learn about the specific format your supporting financial documents need to be in, and how important this is in obtaining a visa (0:14)
  • Points-Based—Learn how the new, ‘points-based’ immigration system in the UK affects the kinds of documents you’ll need to include in your visa application (0:37)
  • How Much?—Learn how much money you’ll need to prove you have access to whilst studying abroad in the UK, and how long it needs to have been held in a bank account prior to your visa application date (1:25)
  • Types of financial documents—Find out about the different types of accepted financial documents, and the specific requirements you need to meet in proving you have access to funds (2:42)
  • Types of Funding—Find out which types of funding aren’t accepted to finance your studies, and whether the UK government will accept a statement from your bank (3:41)



Useful Links

Applying for a UK Student Visa

Visa Conditions for Working While Studying in the UK

Why Study in the UK?

The UK Higher Education System...Simplified

Applying to Study in the UK

Learn more about City University, London


Watch more clips from our Hangout with Lizzie Huckle:

‘What is the Interview Process for a UK Student Visa?’

‘What’s the No.1 Immigration Problem for International Students in the UK?’

‘Can International Students Work in the UK?’

‘How do you keep your UK Student Visa?’

‘How Simple is it to get a UK Student Visa in 2014?’

‘How Much is a UK Student Visa?’

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Monica Karpinski received her BA (Media and Communications) and Diploma in Modern Languages (French) from the University of Melbourne, Australia. An art and culture aficionado, in her spare time Monica enjoys film, reading and writing about art.


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