UK Student Visa from Nepal

Applying for a UK student visa from Nepal or any other part of the world has a few conditions. 

You can apply if you are 16 years or older which again depends on:

  • If you were offered a seat in a course by a licensed student sponsor
  • If you are financially able to support yourself and pay for the chosen course 
  • If you can speak, write, read, and understand English
  • If you are 16 or 17 and your parents have consented to you studying in the UK. In this case, you may be eligible for a child student visa.

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How to apply for a UK Student Visa from Nepal

When you apply for a UK Student Visa from Nepal, you must apply at least six months before requesting admission to a course. 

The types of UK student visas included are:

  1. UK Student Visa – can be applied for once the applicant is 16 years old and above. Furthermore, the applicant is offered a place on a course by a licensed student sponsor.
  2. Child Student Visa – can be applied for between the ages of 4 and 17 years of age. Furthermore, the applicant would be studying in an independent school in the UK.
  3. Study English in the UK (short-term) – For studying English language courses between six to eleven months.

The visa application cost is £490 per applicant.

The steps to applying for a UK student visa from Nepal include:

  • Choose the type of UK student visa applicable to you
    • A Standard Visitor Visa – For a short course of study of less than 6 months.
    • A Short-Term Study Visa – To study an English language course in the UK between 6 to 11 months.
    • A UK Student Visa – For longer courses where the applicant is sponsored by a licensed college or university. The student is allowed to work while holding this visa.
    • A Child Student visa – for 4 to 17-year-olds aiming to study at an independent school in the UK. Students 16 years or older can work while holding this visa.
  • Prepare for your visa application by gathering all documents requested
  • Sign up and create your ImmiAccount where you can initial your student visa application process
  • Make sure that all information you provide on the application is accurate and honest
  • Submit your UK student visa application from Nepal
  • Check for any notifications that you may have received for submitting more information

You will get notified about your visa status approval or disapproval within 3 weeks of application.

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Documents and other submissions to apply for a UK Student Visa from Nepal

  • You must prove your identity by providing your fingerprints and a photograph at a visa application centre.
  • Alternatively, scan your identity document by using the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check’ app.
  • The following documents you must provide include:
    • Your valid passport or valid travel documentation
    • A CAS or Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies submitted by your course provider
    • Proof of financial support for you and your course, depending on your circumstances
    • A valid ATAS or Academic Technology Approval Scheme certificate if you intend to study or research at the postgraduate level in especially sensitive subjects.
    • Proof of obtained parental or a legal guardian’s consent if you’re under 18
    • Proof of the relationship between you and your guardian or parent if you’re under 18
    • Provide the test results of your tuberculosis blood report
    • Submit a written consent of your application given by your financial sponsor if you have received sponsorship. This sponsorship is for your course fee and cost of living in the UK for the last 12 months.

Depending on your circumstances and the situation presented in the application, you may be requested to provide additional information.

Applicants under 18 will need written consent from their legal guardian or both parents (or if they have a single parent). The consent entails the following:

  • Visa application
  • Travel to the UK
  • Residency and care provisions in the UK

After your application is successful

If the submission of your application was a success, you will be requested to collect the biometric residence permit at the visa application centre. 

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If for any reason, your UK student visa application is refused, you will be notified. You will receive an email or letter stating the reasons for refusing your application. Meanwhile, your passport will be returned if you have submitted the same as part of your application. In the refusal letter, you may receive instructions if you have the right to an administrative review or an immigration decision appeal.

This depends on the length of your course. Also, if you are 18 years or older and you are studying a degree-level course, you may stay in the UK for up to five years. On the other hand, you may get up to 2 years to stay if you are studying below degree level.

If you wish to continue your studies in the UK, you can extend your student visa. Other conditions include:

  • Switching to a student visa from another visa while in the UK
  • Switching to a Graduate visa and staying for up to 2 years after successful completion of your course

Yes, you have to pay £490 to extend your UK student visa.

In addition to your one-year tuition fees, ideally, this depends on where you study. You will need £1,334 per month for courses in London, or £1,023 per month for courses outside London. This balance may cover for up to 9 months of your stay.