UK Student visa lawyers & solicitors in London

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 lawyers and solicitors in London

The UK is one of the world’s most popular destinations for undergraduate and postgraduate study for international students. Not only does the UK boast some of the best universities in the world with state-of-the-art facilities offering top qualifications recognised globally, but it also allows students to work part-time (up to 20 hours per week during term time for courses at degree level and above) to supplement their living expenses.

Child Student Visa

If you are 16 or over and want to come to the UK for higher or further education, you need to apply for a Student Visa (formerly the UK Tier 4 (General) Student Visa). There are several requirements that you must meet, and these may vary depending on your circumstances. It is advisable to speak to an expert immigration lawyer. If you are between 4 and 17 years old and looking to study at an independent school in the UK, you need to apply for a Child Student Visa instead.

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 that confirms the institution is willing to accept you as a student.

UK Student visa financial requirements

In addition to any outstanding fees for the first academic year, you will need to show that you have funds amounting to £12,006 (£1,334 per month for 9 months) if attending a university in London or £9,207 (£1,023 per month for 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

UK Student visa 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 are studying a course below degree level or level B2 if you are studying a course at degree level or above.

Alternatively, you will meet the English language requirement if you are 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.

“Mulgrave Law helped me with my UK student visa application from India. They and their partners assisted me with everything, from filling out my application to interview preparation. It relieved a lot of the headache of dealing with multiple organisations. Thank you so much; I would have struggled without your help!”

How can Student Visa Solicitors at Mulgrave law help?

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.

Our  London immigration lawyers can assist with

  • Student Visa applications
  • Review of documents
  • Student Visa eligibility requirements
  • Advice on the required documents
  • Advice bringing dependants to the UK with a Student Visa
  • Student Visa extensions
  • Assistance with obtaining an offer letter and CAS from your chosen university
  • Assistance with completion of university admission forms
  • Submission of your Student Visa application (for a fee)
  • Assistance with preparation for the UKVI interview (included in the fee for the Student Visa application)
  • Advice on Student Visa refusals, judicial reviews, and appeals
  • Advice on alternative immigration routes

Lawyers who work in partnership with trusted specialist firms with direct links to UK and USA universities, offering a free UK university application service.

Mulgrave Law in partnership with trusted university application specialist firms have direct links with several UK and USA universities, making it much easier to overcome hurdles in the application process. Our partners assist students with application submission and directly deal with universities. This service is unique to Mulgrave Law. We offer assistance with both undergraduate and postgraduate applications.

We believe that education is a human birthright, but occasionally overseas students need guidance to reach their goals. As a result, we have set up our specialist student visa services.  Our student visa solicitors 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.

Our unique associations can help you maximise your chances of application success and avoid potential pitfalls. This means we can have your application reviewed sooner, allowing you to receive offers from your choice of university faster. Our success rate is over 95%, while the average success rate for international students applying independently is much lower.

Contact our UK Student visa lawyers in London

To arrange an initial FREE consultation meeting with our UK student visa solicitors, call on 02072537248 or fill out the form below by clicking open. Explore how else our London immigration lawyers can help by visiting our services page.

Frequently Asked Questions about UK Student Visa Applications

In 2023, the UK government shared some new guidelines for international students. From January 2024, students from abroad are no longer allowed to bring their partners or children under 18 with them to the UK on a student visa.

Explore other personal UK visa options.

If you’re 16 or older and planning to study at a higher education level, you’ll need to apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa. You typically have to wait until you have an offer from a university or college before starting your visa application.

With a student visa for full-time degree studies, you can work up to 20 hours per week during term-time. This 20-hour limit includes both paid and unpaid work and applies to any work you do for one or more organisations.

Educational Institution: They will provide you with a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies), which is crucial for your visa application.

Financial Sponsor: This could be a parent, relative, government body, or an international organization that will support you financially during your studies in the UK.

We recommend that you take advantage of our free 30-minute consultation. This can be booked via the form above, by emailing us at, or by calling our offices at 020 7253 7248. Our lawyers will be pleased to assist you.