Have you considered studying in the United Kingdom? If so, you need a valid UK student visa to be there for study purposes. The UK is one of the most popular study destinations for Bangladeshi students owing to the world-class education system.
Since Bangladeshi students need to have a visa to study in the UK, there is always a concern among them because of the lack of information. Applying for a UK student visa is simple and straightforward.
In this guide, we are going to cover all the things you need to know about UK student visas, including visa requirements, process, guidelines, and many more. Let’s have a closure look at the guide below.
|Types of Visa||Who is this for||When to Apply||When to Arrive in the UK|
|Short Term Study Visa||This visa is intended for those who’d like to enroll in a short course like a training course or an English language course.||It’s better to apply at least 3 months before the start of the course.||Depending on the requirement of the course.|
|Student Route (General UK Student Visa)||This visa is intended for those who’d like to enroll in a foundation course, undergraduate, post-graduate, and Ph.D. You have to be at least 16 years old.||Same above||If your course duration is 6 months, then you can reach there just 1 week before the start of the course. But it’s better to be there 1 month before the course starts if the course duration is more than 6 months|
Essential Documents for Student Route
- Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from a college or university in the United Kingdom
- A Valid Bangladeshi Passport
- Passport-sized photograph
- Proof of English language Proficiency (i.e. IELTS/ TOEFL/ PTE ) for studying in the UK
- Health Insurance
- TB (Tuberculosis) Test.
- Proof of Fund
UK Student Route Cost (Student Visa Cost) for Bangladeshi Students
If you apply from outside of the UK, the visa application will cost you £363, and the cost would be £475 for applying within the UK. So when you will apply to extend your visa in the UK, you need to pay £475.
On the other hand, the short-term study visa will cost you £186.
You know the exchange rate varies from time to time. So you can calculate it yourself while making the transaction.
How to Apply for UK Student Visa (Student Route)?
Here is the step-by-step guide for Student Route.
- Get CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies) from a UK university or college, passing the pre cas test.
- Collect all the essential documents and apply for a visa.
- Book an appointment.
- Get the visa and fly to the UK.
Some students may face credibility interviews (Visa interview). Sometimes, students can get visas without any interviews.
Where to Apply for UK Student Visa (Student Route) in Bangladesh?
You can apply for the UK Student Visa online by visiting Career Paths.
As a part of your visa application, you need to provide biometric information at a visa application center in Bangladesh.
Then you will get a final decision within a couple of weeks. Sometimes, it will take around 3 to 4 weeks.
How Career Paths help you throughout the process
With more than a decade of experience working on the UK student visa processing, we can provide you the complete guidance and support as well. Getting a UK student visa mostly depends on how you prepare the essential documents and submit them as well. If you are determined to study in the United Kingdom, then you can rely on us to make your dream come true.
FAQs on UK Student Visa Process
Can I get a student visa without IELTS?
There are certain universities where you can get admission without IELTS. So of course, you can get the visa without IELTS.
How long can you stay in the UK on a student visa?
As an international student, you can stay in the United Kingdom for up to 5 years if you go there to pursue degree-level education. But it would be 2 years for below degree level.
How long can you stay after completing your study in the UK?
After successfully completing your study in the United Kingdom, you can apply for Graduate Visa (also known as a post-study work visa), which will allow you to stay there for up to 2 years. But if you have a Ph.D. or other doctoral qualifications, you can stay there for up to 3 years.
Can you settle in the UK after completing your study?
Yes, you can settle in the UK after completing your study. To settle there you need to apply for (ILR) Indefinite Leave to Remain. After that, you can apply for citizenship. Of course, you need to meet English language requirements, and also need to pass the Life in the UK Test.
If your college or university is in London, you have to show the expenses of 9 months (£1,334 for each month), resulting in £12006 in total. In contrast, the total fund should be £9207 (£1,023 for each month * 9) if you go outside of London to study. Apart from that, you should add the unpaid amount of your tuition fees.