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The UK: Visa Guides

Not having the correct immigration documentation can create a lot of hassle, and in the very worst case, can result in you being removed from the UK before you complete your studies. Navigating the visa process may not be the most exciting part of your study abroad preparation, but it is still absolutely essential! Let us break things down for you so you have everything covered.

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American students applying for a UK student visa

Studying abroad is a fantastic way to broaden your cultural and educational horizons. Sure, learning in an American classroom is fine, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to take college-level courses in England, Wales, or even Ireland? With the right study abroad program, you could find out!   Before you start packing up your teacups and your kilts, though, there are some things that you need to know before you go: most importantly, how and when to

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'Explaining the UK's points-based student visa system' [VIDEO]

Find out how the UK’s points-based immigration system works. We spoke to Lizzie Huckle, Senior International Student Adviser at City University, London about the UK’s student immigration system and what international students need to do to obtain a visa in the UK. Watch the video below from our Google Hangout with Lizzie Huckle (there’s also a quick summary after the video). Tier 4 Visa —Learn about the amount of ‘points’ you need to qualify for a student


Applying for a student visa in the UK

Before now, the UK were not accepting ETS language tests such as TOEFL, as part of the UK student visa application process. However, higher education institutions can now choose how to assess the English language proficiency of their students.    Famed for it's love of tea, red telephone boxes and questionable weather, higher education in  the UK  is keenly sought out by students from around the world. Whilst EU students do not currently need a visa to