UKVI Visa Application Process
Ellesmere College and UKVI
Visa Application Process
Unless you are a UK national, you
will need to have a valid visa to study in the UK before you can start your chosen
course of study at Ellesmere College.
Once you have paid your deposit and have met all the conditions of the formal
offer made, the Admissions Team will confirm your place and send you a Confirmation of
Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
If you need a visa, you will need to use this CAS to support your
Please note: the earliest you
can apply for a visa is 6 months before the start of
the chosen course of study.
There are two types of Student Route visa (previously
Tier 4) that will allow any student to study in the UK at Ellesmere College
- Student visa –
this is available for all students who will be aged 16 or over when
they start their academic programme. Students who will be aged 18 or
over must apply
for a Student
- Student Child visa –
this is an option for students aged
17 or under when they start their course at Ellesmere
The Student Route falls under the UK's
new points-based immigration system.
Please see the links to
the official Home Office website for more information about each type of
visa https://www.gov.uk/child-study-visa and see further
information on the downloads section at the bottom of the International Student homepage.
Detailed information about the different types of student visas and the visa
application process, are also available on the UK government's visas and
immigration website. Do I
need a visa?
If you need to apply for a Student visa for
a Child Student visa to study at Ellesmere, you must:
accepted the Offer of a place at Ellesmere College and
paid the necessary funds, you will then be issued with a CAS (Confirmation
of Acceptance for Studies) number.
You will then be ready to apply for your visa using
the online visa application form and you will be asked to provide supporting
documents that give evidence of your identity, academic qualifications and the
ability to fund your studies in the UK.
previous passports and UK visas
recent, colour photographs
signed letter from your parents consenting to your studying in the UK if
you are aged 17 or under at the time of the visa application
evidence – this will be listed on your CAS
from bank statements of sufficient funds to cover the full course fees
English language qualification
You will need to pay an application fee (£348 for
students) and have a current passport or other valid travel documents.
You will also need to pay a fee called an Immigration Health Surcharge. This gives you access to the UK's
National Health Service. Students receive a 25 per cent discount on the usual
cost of this surcharge – so the full rate for the Health Surcharge is £470 per
year or £352 with the 25% discount applied.