Study in the UK

The UK is a great place to study – whether you are seeking to do a short course, your childhood schooling, or a degree, be it a Bachelors, Masters or PhD, the UK education system has a strong reputation across the globe. A UK qualification could be the edge your Curriculum Vitae (or Resume) needs!

Not only that, but you will get to experience life in a different culture, with a choice of so many fabulous places to do so! From quiet country towns, to famous cities such as London, Edinburgh, and let’s not forget Oxford and Cambridge! What’s not to like?!

In order to study in the UK you need to have been granted a place at a University, College, school or other educational institution who is licensed to enrol international students (a ‘Tier 4 sponsor’).

Once you have this place, you can begin preparing your visa application to get a UK Student Visa. Student visas come under Tier 4 of the Points Based System.

For more details see Student Visas.

The Points Based System

The UK operates a Points Based System for most work and study visa applications:

To obtain a visa under the Points Based System you must score a minimum number of points. Each visa has various mandatory areas under which you must gain points. The Skilled Worker visa also has a number of tradeable points to then make up your full points quota for qualifying.

About Nikki de Prey

de Prey Consulting is an immigration consultancy based in Edinburgh, UK. Nikki advises clients on the variety of visa applications for entering or remaining in the UK. For more information read about her background in About dPC.