In order to study in the UK, you will need a Tier 4 (General) student visa.
UK visa applications work via a points-based system. In order to be eligible for a visa, you must score 40 points. The visa process is as follows:
You can apply for a visa up to three months before your course start date. Apply early to make sure there is enough time for your application to be processed.
If your course is between six and 12 months long, you may arrive in the UK up to one month before it starts. You are allowed to stay in the UK for an extra 4 months after your course end date.
Applicants from certain countries may be required to attend a credibility interview.
A credibility interview (also known as a visa interview) is designed 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 are serious about studying here, and that you have researched your chosen course and university.
You will be interviewed at your local Visa Application Centre, via a video link with a member of staff in the UK.
Make sure you have researched Kingston University and are able to explain why you chose to study here. Give detailed answers, and try to speak as naturally as possible.
Below are some examples of questions you may be asked during your interview:
If you do meet the criteria set out in UKVI’s immigration rules, your application will be refused. If you receive a visa refusal, you have 28 days to submit an Administrative Review to the UKVI. You will need to respond in writing to each of the points raised in the refusal.
Check visa processing times for your country.
Check if you may be invited for a credibility interview.