2010 is here. Students are busy finding the best institution to further their studies. UK is one of the most popular destinations for our students to study apart from US and Australia. You might be one of those who are thinking about learning in UK. After all having a successful career depends on your skills and education.
You need to have Visa in order to study in UK for more than six months (not required if less than six months). You need to know how you can get Visa in order to study in UK.
Point Based System
Point Based System is designed to measure whether one is suitable to study, train or work in UK. There are 5 tiers in Point Based System. You need to gain a certain amount of points (depending on your tier), before you are allowed to enter UK.
Tier 1: for highly skilled individuals, who can contribute to growth and productivity.
Tier 2: for skilled workers with a job offer, to fill gaps in the United Kingdom workforce.
Tier 3: for limited numbers of low-skilled workers needed to fill temporary labour shortages (currently suspended).
Tier 4: for students.
Tier 5: for temporary workers and young people covered by the Youth Mobility Scheme, who are allowed to work in the United Kingdom for a limited time to satisfy primarily non-economic objectives.
How to apply for Visa?
You need to visit UK Visa Application Centre (VFS) in order to apply for Visa.
Visit here for step by step details on how to apply Visa.
You need to provide a list of documents for Visa application (student).
How much Visa is going to cost you?
For student (Dependant of student applicant): RM 849 (rate is not fixed)
(please refer to the full list of Visa fees)
How long it takes to process Visa application?
Processing time is different, depending on individuals. It takes 5 working days to submit your application (the data) and up to 12 weeks for settlement of Visa application.
Therefore, you need to make early preparation for your Visa application, months before entering UK for your study.
Are you ready to study in UK?