How to successfully apply for a student visa in the United Kingdom

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Thousands of Nigerians apply for several kinds of UK visas each year. Many people get rejected, which might be due to a variety of factors.

Being refused while applying for a UK visa presents a challenge because you cannot apply again right away. There is often a cap on the number of prior candidates who were turned down.



UK Visas and Immigration, which provides an easy-to-navigate website to assist you in establishing whether you need a UK student visa, is responsible for managing UK visa requirements and general immigration criteria. All other overseas students will probably need a visa to study in the UK, unlike Swiss nationals and those from the EU/EEA nations who do not now require one.

Brexit, the outcome of the UK's vote on EU membership, has created some uncertainty about visa policies, however, the UK government has indicated that until 2021, EU nationals' rights and status will not change.

Make independent research

Perform your research online. To learn more about your course and its requirements, search Google.

Contact a dependable agency

By scheduling a consultation, you might be able to find a dependable agent. Consultants can provide you the right advice so that you won't be let down.



Documents you must possess:

Have a passport that is valid internationally for at least two years.

Prepare your financial paperwork. To avoid having your visa denied, be sure the money is in your account and is not a forgery. Your living expenses plus your tuition should equal the entire amount in your account.

  1. Between £12,000 and £15,000 for a single student outside of London
  2. Dependents plus a single student equals £12,000 to £15,000. living costs for each dependant
  3. It should be added to the monies in the account if you are traveling with dependents. The total amount of the proof of money cannot exceed 35 million naira.
  4. You will need to present the paperwork that helped you gain admittance. For instance, credentials from undergrad, transcripts from high school, etc.
  5. You will be required to present your marriage certificate if you are married.
  6. You must present your affidavit if your name has changed.
When applying for a visa, you do not need to provide IELTS scores as proof of language proficiency because your sponsor, the institution, must have previously attested to this on your CAS.



Because of the enormous volume of applications, some visa applicants only receive intermittent calls for interviews. They might want to ask about the following:

  1. What prompted you to travel to the United Kingdom?
  2. Tell me about yourself.
  3. Please mention your academic plans.
  4. Which of the modules interests you the most? Please describe them to me.
  5. Why did you choose that particular institution?
  6. Do you intend to work and study at the same time?
If you get a scholarship or have already paid a portion of your tuition, you can remove it from your evidence of funds. If you acquire a letter of sponsorship from an approved school, you will not be required to present any financial verification.

Working while studying in the United Kingdom

In the UK, employment is permitted for all students from the EU, EEA, and Switzerland. Tier 4 student visa holders who are attending publicly financed universities may work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year and full-time throughout the Christmas and Easter holidays.

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