If you are coming to study a full-time course for six months or more at City you will need a Student visa. Some part-time courses at Level 7 and above are eligible as well.
Applying for the Student visa should be straightforward as long as you are prepared. Our specialist international adviser team are on hand to guide you. They are experienced at helping students with a variety of immigration queries and making sure you have all the relevant documents in the correct format.
Support through your Student visa application process
- You will have access to a specialised international adviser team who’ll support you in your Student visa application and any other immigration queries you may have
- Our team consists of trained advisers with many years of experience advising students on Student visa applications, extensions and other student and student-related immigration matters. Part-time courses at RQF level 7 and above may also qualify
- We are the only City, University of London staff authorised to provide immigration advice to students.
Find out latest information on Coronavirus and how this may affect your studies, as well as information on International Student Support Package.
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Step 1 - Receive your conditional offer
Once you receive your conditional offer to study with us you can start to prepare for your visa application by reading information on our website. If you prepare early you will have a better chance of getting your Student Visa on time.
Step 2 - Meet the conditions of your offer
Once you have met the conditions of your offer, you will receive a CAS Confirmation email advising you of your next steps. Prior to this, some students (The Business School, MSc Programmes) will also receive a link to complete a CAS request form online.
As part of the CAS issuing process, you will be asked to confirm your intentions of study and if you can come to study in September in-person or you will be studying online. If you choose to study online, no CAS will be issued. For FAQs please click here.
Please note that we will start issuing CASs approximately 3 months before your course due date. This year, officially we will start issuing CASs w/c 28th June 2021.
Step 3 - Complete an online Student Visa Module
You will be asked to watch a tutorial video and then pass a 10 question quiz in order to support you with your visa application. Please note that this must be completed by you independently – another person, including an agent, cannot do this for you.
Step 4 - Accept T&Cs and upload copy of your passport
You will be asked to read and accept the Terms and Conditions. You will also need to provide a copy of your valid passport that you will be using in your visa application.
Step 5 - We let you know if you need to supply financial documents
Some students need to provide financial documents when applying for a Student Visa and if you do, we will request them from you as part of the CAS Confirmation email. We will then review them and provide advice to you.
Don't send us any financial documents unless we ask you for them.
If we do need to check your financial documents, we can only issue a CAS once the document has met the visa requirements, and we will help you to understand the requirements during the process.
Find out more about the financial requirements.
Step 6 - CAS issued and you can apply for a Student Visa
If we have everything we need and you meet the visa requirements, we will email you a CAS statement as soon as possible.
If you need any information about your CAS, please contact your Admissions Officer/Course Office.
Please note that the deadline for issuing CASs is 3rd September 2021.
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