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The U.K. Border Agencys Student Visa Requirements

Applying for a British student visa? Then be aware of some of the rule changes and read on for more info on how you can be sure to get your student visa with a lot less hassle.

UK Implements New Student Visa Rules

Significant changes to the UK student visa system have come into effect.To qualify for entry to study in the UK under the new system, students will be required to score 40 points. 30 points will be scored from having an unconditional offer of study from a licensed UK education provider while the remaining 10 will come from verifiable proof of funds to cover tuition and living costs.

U.K. Passport Pass Back Scheme

Now you can hold onto your passport for a little longer if you're applying for a U.K. Visa.

UK Student Visa Reforms at a Glance

In March 2011, following a 3 month consultation on the reform of the student route, the UK government announced a package of reforms to Tier 4 of the points based system. These changes are being introduced in stages and concern sponsor accreditation, student entry requirements, entitlements and post-study arrangements. Two tranches of changes have already been introduced in April and on 4 July - and further changes will be introduced in April 2012.

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