What requirements must your course satisfy
To be granted a Student Visa in the UK, you must be awarded 70 points in total, 50 of which for meeting all Study requirements. One of these requirements is the application to be for a single course of study satisfying all the below conditions.
The course you intend to study must be a full-time course at degree level or above that leads to an approved qualification, or a full-time course below degree level involving a minimum of 15 hours per week of classroom-based daytime study (08:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday) that leads to an approved qualification, or a pre-sessional full-time course involving a minimum of 15 hours per week of classroom-based daytime study.
Alternatively, it may be a full-time course at degree level or above that is recognised by UK NARIC as being equivalent to a UK higher education course where the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies has been assigned by an overseas higher education institution or a higher education provider with a track record of compliance.
If the course is part-time, it must be a course above degree level that leads to an approved qualification where the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies has been issued by a higher education provider with a track record of compliance.
The course may also consist of a combined pre-sessional course and a main course at degree level or above by a higher education provider with a track record of compliance if the pre-sessional course lasts no longer than 3 months and the main course will begin no more than 1 month after the pre-sessional course ends.
You can also apply for a Student Visa if your course is a full-time, salaried, elected executive position as a Student Union Sabbatical Officer, where you are either part-way through your studies or will fill the position in the academic year immediately after your graduation.
If the course is an Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) qualification or an ACCA Foundations in Accountancy qualification, your sponsor must be an ACCA approved learning partner – student tuition at either Gold or Platinum level.
If you want to apply for a Student Visa and need specialist advice, feel free to contact me. Please note that I am an accredited immigration adviser, not an employee of the UK Visas and Immigration. I charge fees for the advice provided.