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THE UK: Visa Guides

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

Watch the video below to learn all about points-based student visa system in the UK

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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 visa in the UK, and how you can score them (0:20)
  • Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies—Find out how your official offer to study at a UK institution affects the amount of points you have (0:38, 1:10)
  • Conditions—Find out how you need to meet specific conditions of your institution in order to be accepted and gain the necessary points to qualify for a visa (0:45)
  • ‘Maintenance’—Learn how you’re required to prove you have access to a certain amount of funds in order to gain the points required for a student visa (1:15)



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 Documents are needed for a UK Student Visa?’

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

‘How do you keep your UK Student Visa?’

‘Can International Students Work in the UK?

‘How Much is a UK Student Visa?’

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

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