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UK General Student Visa: Process, Intakes & Top Universities in 2024

You can study in the Education Capital of the world with the UK Student Visa.

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Every year, the UK is welcoming, almost 460,000 international students! The leading education system and a great range of education degrees make the country the most happening for the students to study in.

What is the Intake for Courses in the UK?

Below find the table stating the top 10 subject areas chosen by the International Students in 2017-2018.


The September Intake or the Autumn Intake is the main admission period for students. During this time, most universities have maximum available seats and offer scholarships to deserving candidates.

This is the January or the Winter Intake. Students who miss the September intake can apply during this time for a high chance of selection.

Top 10 UK Institutions for International Students in 2024?

Here’s a table illustrating the top 10 UK Institutions recruiting International Students in 2019-2020

QS World Rankings

University Name


University of Oxford


University of Cambridge


Imperial College London




The University of Edinburgh


The University of Manchester


King’s College London


London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)


University of Bristol


The University of Warwick

UK Govt has approved more than 96% Indian Student visas earlier. It's your time now.

What Documents are Required for a UK Student Visa?

The list of documents you need to submit are:

  • Your valid passport 
  • Latest Bank statement stating that you have enough funds to support your stay during your course
  • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
  • Your passport size color photographs
  • If required, need to screen a tuberculosis test
  • Your profile assessment document
  • Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS), Clearance Certificate (if required)
  • Additional documents are required if you are under the age of 18 or have dependents accompanying

More documents may be needed for completing your visa process. It is better to contact a visa consultant and understand the procedure

Top Study Courses in the UK

Top 10 Subject Areas chosen by International Students 


No. of Students Chosen the subject area

1. Business & administrative studies


2. Engineering and technology


3. Social studies


4. Creative arts and design


5. Biological Sciences


6. Law


7. Computer Science


8. Subjects allied to medicine


9. Languages


10. Physical Sciences


How to Apply for a UK Student Visa in 5 Steps?

To obtain a UK Student Visa, you are needed to follow a step-by-step process. Usually, the UK student visas are processed within a time span of three weeks from the application lodge.

Step 1: Check your eligibility

You provide a "confirmation of acceptance for studies"(CAS). Also, you need to prove your financial status, i.e., your maintenance or funds for covering your course fees, tuition fees, and living costs.

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Costs Involved for a UK Student Visa?

The fee requirement for the Tier 4 General Visa is £348. And, if any dependents are added, you need to pay £348 per person (any dependent)

Study Program

Average Tuition fee in GBP (£)

Undergraduate Bachelor Degree

£6,000 to £16,000 yearly

Postgraduate master’s degree

£10,000 to £20,000 yearly

Doctoral Degree

£13,000 to £29,000 yearly


You can make the payment for the Tier 4 visa by the following methods of payments:

  • Online by using a Visa Card or MasterCard
  • Demand Draft
  • Paying cash at the Visa Application Center

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  • Profile Evaluation: Based on your unique profile history, we make matches with the visa eligibility requirements, and advise you with the visas you must apply for.
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