Studying in the UK has long been popular with international students due to its outstanding education at some of the world’s most acclaimed colleges and universities, social and cultural experiences, short course length, lower tuition fees and living costs compared to other countries, plus time savings when taking British courses over those taken elsewhere.
To obtain a student visa in the UK, several requirements must be fulfilled. This may include having your admission letter approved by a university and submitted proof of finances as well as academic transcripts and certificates. You’ll also need to pass an English language test before taking part in an English proficiency examination and meeting other criteria such as tuberculosis screening results, recommendation letters or personal statements depending on your personal circumstance.
Additionally to fulfilling admissions requirements for your course, you will be subject to immigration requirements in the UK. When arriving at a border, border officers will inspect both your passport and Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies letter for stamping with dates – to avoid any hassle at the border, it is wise to carry all relevant documentation with you at all times in your handbag.
The United Kingdom boasts an enviable legacy of producing some of the world’s greatest thinkers and leaders, including Stephen Hawking, Emma Watson, Indira Gandhi and many more. Notable graduates include their four-season weather as well as diverse cultural traditions that range from making jokes to the way people speak.