Apply for a Tier 4 Visa
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You can apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK if you’re 16 or over and you:
have been offered a place on a full-time course (minimum 15 hours/week organised day time study) at or above Level 3 on the National Qualification Framework which leads to a qualification at level 6
have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course – this will vary depending on your circumstances
are from a country that’s not in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland
you meet the other eligibility requirements
How long it will take for the Tier 4 Visa to be approved?
You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before the start of your course.
You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks.
Check the guide processing times to find out how long getting a visa might take in your country.
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