You will need a Tier 4 (General) student visa in order to study at Keele University International Study Centre.
There are three main requirements for those who want to study in the UK. You must have been offered a place on a course, you must have enough money to fund your lifestyle and pay for your course and you must be able to speak, read, write and understand English to a good level. If you meet these requirements, you are likely to be eligible for a student visa for studying abroad.
Visa applications work via a points-based system. If you gain 40 points, you will be granted a visa.
Apply for your visa as early as you can to make sure there is enough time for your visa application to be processed. The earliest you can apply is 3 months before your course begins. As soon as you apply to study at the International Study Centre, you can begin getting your documents together.
If you have a Tier 4 (General) student visa, you are allowed to arrive in the UK up to one month before your course starts. You can stay in the UK for a further 4 months after your course end date.
Find more information on student visas here.
Applicants from certain countries may be required to attend a credibility interview (also known as a visa interview). The purpose of this is for an Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) to check that you are applying for the right reasons. You need to show you are a serious student, and that you have good knowledge of your chosen university and course. If you have done your research, the interview is nothing to worry about. The process is just designed to check people are not planning to use a student visa to work or holiday in the UK.
You will normally be interviewed at the visa application centre when you submit your visa application documents. This interview is via a secure video system and you will be interviewed by a UKVI member of staff who is in the UK.
Think about why you decided on your chosen course, and how you hope it will help you in the future. Find out about Keele University International Study Centre and the local area.
Here are a few examples of questions you may be asked during the course of your interview:
Think carefully before answering and try to be as honest and detailed as possible. Talk naturally and relax; you do not want to look like you are repeating pre-prepared answers.
If you receive a visa refusal, you have 28 days to submit an Administrative Review to the UKVI and contest the decision made. This requires you to respond in writing to each of the points raised in the refusal. You must submit your Administrative Review from outside the UK.