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You can apply for your Tier 4 visa within 3 months of your intended course start date. You will need to contact your nearest British Embassy, Consulate or High Commission to find out how early you can submit your application, or check the UK visas website.
Watch the video below to guide you through your visa application. Alternatively, you can watch a Mandarin version of the video here.
In order to be granted a Tier 4 visa, you must pass a points-based assessment and score 40 points. The points are broken down like this:
In addition to the points you need to obtain, you may also be interviewed as a part of your application.
The Home Office has specified the amount of money that you will need to show before they grant you the 10 points towards your Tier 4 Visa. If you are studying in the UK for the first time you will need:
Length of Course
9 months or less
More than 9 months
The Home Office has issued information about banks from which they will not accept proof of funds.
You can view the full requirements to apply for a visa here.
We'd like to assist you with the required evidence you need.
Download an example of an 'Acceptable Chinese Certificate of Deposit’.
Download an example of an 'Acceptable Nigerian Bank Statement'.
If you require further information on any of the points above, click the button below to view more detailed guidance on home office requirements for translations, bank statements and bank letters.
View further home office guidance