University of Surrey International Study Centre
In order to study in the UK at the University of Surrey International Study Centre, you will need a Tier 4 (General) student visa.
Student visa applications work via a points-based system; if you score 40 points you will be granted a visa. The application process is as follows:
You may apply for a visa up to three months before the start date of your course at the International Study Centre. How long it will take depends on which country you are applying from. Make sure there is enough time for your application to be processed, by applying early.
If you have a Tier 4 (General) student visa, you can arrive in the UK up to one month before your course starts. You are allowed to stay in the UK for an extra four months after your course ends.
A credibility interview is carried out by an Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) to establish that you are a genuine student, and not planning to use a student visa for holiday or work. The interview is nothing to worry about; you just need to show that you have done your research and are coming to the UK for the right reasons.
You will normally be interviewed at the visa application centre in your country when you submit your visa application documents. This interview is carried out via a secure video system and you will be interviewed by a UKVI member of staff in the UK.
Make sure you have researched the International Study Centre and your chosen course. Avoid yes and no answers, and try and go into more detail. The Entry Clearance Officer may be suspicious if they think you are repeating rehearsed answers.
Check if you will need a credibility interview
Check healthcare surcharge costs
Check average processing times for your country
Show that you have made plans for paying your tuition fees and living costs.
Share your knowledge of the course content, why it interests you, and how it will help you in the future.