On this page you will find out how we can help you apply for/extend your Student visa and what you will need to do to be able to use our services. The information we have here is specific to studying at BU and is based on the UK Immigration Rules and published guidance as well as BU’s own policies and procedures. All information is correct at the time of publication.

If you are not able/do not wish to use our services, you can find the full set of rules and further guidance on the UK government website. For a more student friendly and concise source of information, visit the UK Council for Student Affairs (UKCISA) website.

Our immigration team are the only members of staff at BU who are regulated to give full immigration advice for the Student visa. For help and guidance with your Student visa application, please use our online resources or contact the Immigration Advice and Compliance Team (IACT) for further information and advice at [email protected]. We strongly advise you to take advantage of our services before you submit your visa application. Our advice is free and not prejudiced.

Applying for a new Student visa or visa extension

Applying for a Student visa should be a straightforward process for the majority, if you prepare early to make sure that you can make a valid visa application.

To apply for a Student visa you will need to prepare: