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Before you apply for your visa

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Information about who can help, which visa you should apply for and when, as well as how to get the documents translated.

Help with applying

Learn more about our network of educational advisors throughout the world who can help you with your visa application.

Types of visas

Find out which type of visa you should apply for.

When to apply

You can apply for your Student visa up to six months before the start date of your course if outside of the UK or three months before if you are extending in the UK.

Translating documents

If any of your documents are not in English, the original must be included with a fully certified translation by a professional translator.

Low risk nationals

If you're a national of one of these countries, you don't always have to provide qualifications or evidence of maintenance funds.

ATAS

Information on the Academic Technology Approval Scheme - primarily for postgraduate taught and research in STEM subjects.