UK Student Visa

The UK Student Visa category is for individuals who wish further their higher education. Mulgrave Law, offer a specialised visa service working with universities. Contact our expert advisors today.

UK Student Visa

The UK is one of the world’s most popular destinations for undergraduate and post graduate study for international students. Not only does the UK boast of some of the best universities in the world with state-of-the-art facilities offering top notch qualifications recognised all over the globe but also allows students to work on a part-time basis (up to 20 hours per week term time for courses at degree level and above) to supplement their living.

If you are 16 or over and want to come to the UK for your higher or further education, you can apply to enter via the Student Visa category. There are several requirements that you must meet, these may vary depending on your circumstance, you may want to speak to an expert immigration lawyer. If you are between 4 and 17 years of age and looking to study at an independent school in the UK, you need to apply for a Child Student Visa instead.

Our immigration lawyers regularly assist international students with Student Visa applications. Unlike other law firms, we offer a specialised UK University Application Service, which is free of charge to students. Get in touch with our team of experienced Student Visa lawyers to see if you qualify for this service.


Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS)

Once you have been offered an unconditional place on the course you choose to study, your educational institution will assign you a CAS reference number; CAS is a virtual document with a unique reference number which confirms that the education institution is willing to accept you as a student.

Financial requirement

In addition to any outstanding fee for the first academic year, you will need to show that you have funds in the amount of £12006 (£1334 per month x 9 months) if attending a university in London or £9207 (£1023 per month x 9 months) if attending a university outside London. If you have resided in the UK with valid leave for 12 months or more, you will be exempt from the financial requirement.

English language requirement

You must meet the required level of English language ability depending on your course level. You will need to pass a secure English language test (SELT) from an approved test provider at level B1 if you will be studying a course below degree level or level B2 if you will be studying a course at degree level or above.
Alternatively, you will meet the English language requirement if you will be studying a course at degree level or above with a HEP (higher education provider with a track record of compliance) and they have assessed your English language ability.

If you studied for your GCSE or A-level English in the UK while you were under 18, you will automatically meet the English language requirement.

Free UK University Application Service

Mulgrave Law works in partnership with a trusted university application specialist firm along with having direct links with several UK and USA universities. This service is unique to Mulgrave Law. We can offer assistance with both undergraduate and postgraduate applications. We believe that education is a human birthright, but occasionally overseas students need that guiding hand to reach their goal, as a result, we have set up our specialist student visa services. We are here to guide you through every step of the application process. This service is free of charge as long as you instruct us to submit your student visa application.

We can help you to maximise your chances of application success and avoid those potholes and snags through our unique associations, this means that we can have your application reviewed sooner thus you receive offers to your choice of university faster. Our success rate is over 95%. The average success rate for international students who take the independent rate is much lower.

What’s included in our Student Visa services