Improve your English by gaining an Internationally recognised qualification. All applicants are required to gain an internationally recognised English language qualification before entering an undergraduate or postgraduate programme, such as IELTS or TOEFL. As a guideline, the minimum IELTS requirement is IELTS 5.5 for pre-masters programmes and IELTS 6.0 for other academic programmes.
If you require a visa to study in the UK, you will need to prove your English Language Level with a UKVI approved Secure English Language Test (SELT). The list of approved tests can be found here.
On 17 April 2014, UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) announced the removal of TOEFL from the list of recognised Secure English language tests (SELTs). Applicants for courses at NQF Level 5 or below (HND and pre-sessional courses) who took a TOEFL test after 17 April 2014 are advised to seek an alternative English language test from the list here.
If you are an international student (excluding individuals from the European Union and EEA) you will need to apply for a Tier 4 VISA.
You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before your date of travel to the UK. We strongly advise you not to confirm your travel arrangements until you have received your visa.
Read policy guidance for Tier 4 students. Click here for Points-Based Calculator.
Prepare the Supporting Documents That You Will Need
Be Ready to Enrol Your Fingerprints and Photograph (Biometric Information) at Our Visa Application Centre
Be Able to Pay the Visa Application Fee, Our Visa Application Fees and Guides Page Explains How Much Your Visa Application Will Cost
EdUkation & Immigration Solutions strongly recommends that you take out insurance cover for your own financial and personal security. Many companies offer insurance policies specifically designed for overseas students studying in the UK. These policies should cover:
Emergency Medical Expenses
Cancellation or Curtailment Charges
Personal Money, Passport, and Documents
If you will be studying on a short course of up to six months, you must take out insurance to cover your medical expenses, as you will not be eligible for free NHS medical treatment.