It’s never too early to start planning if you are required to hold a student visa to study in the UK.
To enter the UK and enrol in your course, you are required to hold a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa. The visa is issued by UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI). The process of applying is challenging, but the process can be a straightforward if you stay organised.
Before you get underway, read the official Tier 4 Policy Guidance issued by the Home Office. Double-check that you’re reading the most recent guidance, as it’s updated frequently. You can avoid costly mistakes by double-checking that you’ve prepared everything as prescribed in the official guidance. Please note, application fees will not be refunded where an application is rejected for any reason.
Please let us know if you have any concerns before or after you submit the application.
To find out more about how to apply for a course at NUA, talk to Rhian, International Officer in the following ways:
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“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 (Hons) Fine Art student, Singapore
To read the full UKVI guidance and start the application process go to the Tier 4 visa website.
NUA is subject to the rules and regulations established by UK Visa and Immigration. As part of our compliance responsibilities, we require all students to satisfy the English language requirement of an overall score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each section of the IELTS exam. Exams must be taken at an approved test centre and be no more than two years old when the visa application is submitted.
Learn more about taking an IELTS exam.
In order to get a student visa you must show that you have the money to pay tuition fees and costs of living. This amounts to more than £20,000. You can learn more about this requirement in the UKVI guidance.
If you’re travelling to and from the UK this summer check this link for advice on avoiding the queues.
Before you submit your visa application you must hold a Confirmation of Acceptance for Study or CAS. The CAS will only be issued when the visa application window opens, three months prior to enrolment. It will be sent via email as a PDF file when you have met the requirements of your offer and paid a £2,000 deposit. More information about the CAS.