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If you are an international student and want to study in the UK, you’ll need to apply for a student visa through the new student visa route. If you are a national of a country which the Home Office deems to be ‘majority English-speaking’, then you just need to provide your passport to prove your English language ability for visa application purposes.
Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) 10 points
You need to wait until you have an offer from a university before applying for your Tier 4 (General) student visa. Your university will then be able to give you a document called a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS). To do this, your university needs to be approved by the UK government as a ‘licenced Tier 4 sponsor’.
Student financial requirements 10 points
To score 10 points for meeting the financial requirement, the applicant must show that they have sufficient funds to pay outstanding course fees for the first academic year and can demonstrate funds to cover their living costs for up to 9 months.
The applicant must show that they have held the required level of funds for a consecutive 28 day period unless they are relying on a student loan, an award from a Government or international sponsorship agency, or where they are receiving some portion of the funds as other financial sponsorship from their student sponsor (as a bursary, for example). The 28 day period must end no more than 31 days before the application date.
English language ability 10 points
A student who is not coming from a majority English speaking country will have to submit one of the approved English language certificates from an approved test centre to the University as evidence of your English language ability. If you are a national of a country which the Home Office deems to be ‘majority English-speaking’, then you just need to provide your passport to prove your English language ability for visa application purposes
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