When to apply for a Student Visa if you are outside the UK
If you are outside the UK at the date of the application, your application for entry clearance as a student must be made no more than 6 months before the start date of the course stated on the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies.
The date of the application must be within 6 months of getting a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies.
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