Procuring a student visa from anywhere in the world is a complicated task.
As in other countries, the UK government wants to ensure that only legitimate students are granted permission to study. As a result the system by which they grant visas is extremely thorough. We know from experience how challenging this process can be. But applying to the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) for the Tier 4 (General) student visa can be a straightforward process if you take it seriously and stay organised.
We offer the following advice:
If you are struggling to complete your application to the UKBA we will work with you to resolve your questions. Please let us know right away if any problems arise before or after your submit your application.
NUA is like a big family and there is a strong sense of support from the Norwich community. At the start of my course NUA arranged a tour of Norwich and the surrounding area and helped us to settle in. Having a studio environment really helps you get to know people quickly.
BA Fine Art student, Singapore
Before you can apply for your Tier 4 visa you must be issued with a CAS, a document that confirms that you have been offered and accepted a place for full time education with a licensed Tier 4 sponsor (the University.) The CAS will be issued electronically by our Registry Office when you have fully satisfied our academic and language requirements, submitted a portfolio and completed an interview. It is also important that we can be sure you will meet the UKBA’s Tier 4 visa requirements. Once you have received your CAS you can complete your application for permission to study in the UK. More about the CAS can be found here.