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Student Visas for Study Abroad

Updated on Mar 3, 2020
Rahul Singha
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快穿系统女主深吻hStudent Visas, as the name suggests are visas issued to applicants whose primary purpose of visit to the country is the pursuit of education. Needless to say, while getting admission in the university is extremely important, these legal documents stand in the way of all your pursuits. Each and every country is governed by its own Immigration Laws. These could vary in terms of the requirements of documents to the different proof of funds acceptable to what all the visas would let you do apart from studying in the country. Also, there are some broad commonalities that are visible in all student visa applications.

What is a Visa?

Simply put, a visa is an official travel document. The visa which is usually stamped or glued on to the passport of the bearer allows him to legally enter a foreign country. A visa can be of multiple types. To start with, there is a Tourist Visa for people looking to visit a country for tourism, there is a Student Visa for students looking to travel to a foreign country to pursue education and so on.

When should I apply for a Student Visa?

快穿系统女主深吻hStudying abroad requires meticulous planning to say the least. Students are always advised to plan their admission/ application process keeping in mind university deadlines and working backwards. Students are required to appear for English eligibility tests as per the university policy and also have required documents in place for the smooth processing of their application. Hence, students are always advised to apply 3-4 months in advance to avoid any last-minute rush. Candidates seeking financial aid, scholarships and education loans should add another couple of extra months to the process as these applications take more time. 

Different countries have different requirements. Here are some quick links to Student Visa Guides for the Top Study Abroad Destinations, Interview Guide for F1 Visa and SPP and non-SPP requirements.

What types of visa do I need?

快穿系统女主深吻hStudent Visas are often classified on the basis of two broad distinction points

Student Visa Classification Based on Program’s Duration

快穿系统女主深吻hDepending on the length of tenure of the program the applicant is planning to undertake, the countries often divide the student visa into Short Term Student Visas or Long-term Student Visas. Often, the short-term visas are given to students who plan to take a short course of a language or a diploma certificate course and the entire duration is often limited to 90 days (3 months). Long term visas, on the other hand, are given to students who are planning to take up degree courses extending beyond the 3 month period. These could include the internships and small certificate programs of 6 months and so on. European Union Countries often have this broad classification.

Student Visa Classification Based on Type of Program/ Student

Irrespective of the duration of the course, some countries classify the student visas basis the type of student. This could be the level of degree applied for (undergraduate, graduate or doctoral), exchange student or student applying for a vocational/ diploma course. Broadly speaking, as these visas also depend on the type, of course, the student is applying for, these are somewhat linked to the tenure. However, in these categories, the first point of distinction is not how long the program would be for. If you are, say for an instance, an exchange student, you could be going for 3month or 3 years, the category would still be based on the type of student and not the tenure.

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Documents Required for Student Visa Application

快穿系统女主深吻hEvery country, depending on their Immigration Laws have a specific list of documents. However, while the exact requirements are different in terms of actual terms, the list is generic. However, there are two documents which you would require certainly.

  • Valid Passport

快穿系统女主深吻hThis is the primary requisite. While you would need a valid passport, what you need to know is that for different countries, the requirement of the validity of your passport might vary. Some countries would want you to have the validity until the end of the course even at the time of applying for the student visa. Some, on the other hand, might let you apply but request you to have a validity that extends beyond the intended stay in the country. You also need to ensure that you have at least two blank pages in your passport for stamping for a visa. What is important to note is that in case you have any expired passports, you would still have to submit a copy of all such passports.

  •  Proof of a Bonafide Student

快穿系统女主深吻hNo matter which country you are applying to, if you are applying for any category of Student Visa, you must be able to prove that you are a bonafide student. This is often done by producing confirmation of admission with an educational institute of that country.

  • Financial Lucidity

Most of the countries would require you to prove that you are capable of not only taking care of the tuition and college expenses but also have the requisite funds to afford your stay in that country for the intended study period. While many countries have a stipulated amount of funds it would require, some have broader more extensive guidelines. For instance, many countries in Europe (like , , etc.) have a minimum living cost computed as per government standards. Students applying for student visas in these countries, accordingly, must provide proof that the said amount is available with them in ready cash. Read more about the  You might also want to learn about  and .

  • Language Proficiency

Another thing which is required perhaps across various countries is proof that you can communicate in the language which would be your medium of instruction. Since most of the students plan to study in English speaking countries, most of them would require you to provide proof positive that you can communicate in English - both written and verbal. This is usually done by a minimum score requirement for various English Language Tests like , and/or . Accordingly, if you plan to take up a course in any other language (say German for instance), you would be required to provide certification for that language in accordance with the .

快穿系统女主深吻hIt is important to note here that while universities might accept different any or either of the above-mentioned tests, for Visas, at times, the requirements are set. For instance, the UK does not recognize TOEFL for Visas. Hence, it is important that before a student writes an English Language Test, he/she checks whether or not the country's immigration department recognizes that test. Also, Visa Guidelines for different countries usually mandates a minimum score. While Universities might offer admission at a lower score, Visas would be rejected until the minimum standard is met.

The complete list would depend on the country you are applying to. While some countries would require medical proofs, some might require a blocked account. Many countries also require an SOP. Provided below are the link for the individual country visa requirements and the process, visa fees and documents required.

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What is the process for applying for a student visa?

快穿系统女主深吻hThe process for applying for a student visa begins with your university offering you a letter of acceptance. Students who have received their letter of acceptance are required to go ahead and begin their Visa Application Process. Candidates can apply for their visa via two methods:

  • Online Visa Application Process: the more convenient of the two, candidates can apply for their student visa through the online method by simply creating a student profile. The forms are all online and would have to be correctly filled by the student.
  • Offline Visa Application Process: the offline visa process would require candidates to download the application form, fill in the details and submit it to the required authorities.

The next step includes paying a Visa Application Fee. Every candidate would be required to pay a student visa fee for his application process. The final process would include the student submitting his application process along with their supporting documents.

Requirements of Visa Extension

A visa is issued for a specific time period. If in case, your study permit expires before completion of your studies (program) then you need to apply for renewal of study permit. Ideally, you should apply at least 30 days before your current permit expires. Candidates can submit their application through mail or online.

FAQ for Student Visa

Q. Where do I start?

快穿系统女主深吻hA. Once students receive their Letter of Acceptance from their desired university, it should be treated as a green signal to start their application procedure for their Student Visa.

Q. How good must my English be?

快穿系统女主深吻hA. Every university has prescribed English language requirements which the student needs to successfully qualify. Hence, students are advised to check the university requirements and qualify for the same.

Q. What type of student visa do I need?

A. A student visa is called by several names, depending on your study abroad destination. While in the UK, a student visa is called a Tier 4 (General Student) visa, in the US, the student visa is referred to as an F-1 visa.

Q. How much money will I need?

A. Living expenses depends on multiple variables. Candidates can check out the amount of money they would require here: 

Q. Will consulates make exceptions and allow for emergency applications if a student is leaving sooner than the standard processing time?

A. This depends on the discretionary power of the consulate. They would handle such situations on case to case basis.

Q. Where do I apply for my student visa?

A. Candidates can apply online, on the official website of the consulate or simply visite the visa issuing authority in person with the required documents and Visa Processing fee.

Q. Can my family travel with me?

A. Yes. Families of students can travel. however, they would not be allowed to travel on the student visa and would require different visas for themselves.

Q. Can I work on my visa?

快穿系统女主深吻hA. Most student visas allow students to work for 20hours/week once their semester begins.

Q. How long can I stay?

快穿系统女主深吻hA. Students can stay for the entire period their visa has been issued for. A lot of times students are required to extend their visa to a later date, which can also be requested for.

Q. Where can I find more information?

A. Students can visit our for the latest movement on study abroad or simply get in touch with our for the latest information on visa application and studying abroad.

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Comments (288)

UG Aspirant4 weeks ago

Hi,
NUS doesnt require anly ELP (IELTS, TOEFT, etc) if you've graduated from an English medium school/ cbse with an above 90% score. Do I need to give ELP for Visa?

Rahul Singha
Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert4 weeks ago

Know all about Singapore student Visa, here:

PG Aspirant1 month ago

Hi Rahul,

Hope you are doing well!

I would like to know can I apply for dependent visa if my wife is going for study's in UK if yes could you please help me with the procedure.

Thanks.

Rahul Singha
Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert1 month ago

Hello Shaik. You can visit the official website of the UK Visas and Immigration to understand the eligibility criteria. in short:
The dependent (you) must apply online. you will need to have your fingerprints and photograph taken at a visa application centre (to get a biometric residence permit) as part of the application. You will have to collect your biometric residence permit within 10 days of when you said you would arrive in the UK. As for the cost. You must show that your dependants can be supported while they’re in the UK. Each dependant must have a certain amount of money available to them - this is in addition to the money you must have to support yourself. You must have proof you have the money, and that it’s been in your bank account or your dependant’s bank account for at least 28 days before you or they apply. You would be charged £475 for the visa, you would be required to pay the healthcare surcharge and £19.20 to have their biometric information (fingerprints and a photo) taken. these are approximate rates you will get accurate figures once you begin your application.

PhD Aspirant1 month ago

快穿系统女主深吻hHlo, sir I got overall 6.5 bands in IELTS and I have completed my masters in commerce (cc) last year. And interested in going Canada for phd in economics. Can you please provide me guidelines for my aim

Rahul Singha
Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert1 month ago

Hello Deepika. if you could tell me which universities are you looking at to pursue your Ph.D. I could provide you information with the eligibility, admission criteria and fee structure.

PG Aspirant2 months ago

Hi ..I had a doubt....if my i20 amount is 35L ....and I show 50L for visa will it be sufficient?..or is it necessary to show 2x amount.

Rahul Singha
Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert2 months ago

快穿系统女主深吻hHello Vishwas. I just checked with our Shiksha Study Abroad counselor. you are advised to show the amount mentioned on your i20 form.

PG Aspirant2 months ago

Thank you somuch Rahul.

PG Aspirant2 months ago

快穿系统女主深吻hHlo sir i got ovrll 6 band nt less than 5.5 in one module aftr bsc nursing .. n i meet a college requirmnt i.e.sault college .. n sir shuld i start my furthr procedure for study bcz i got offr lttr for may intake...how many chances to get visa sir??

Rahul Singha
Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert2 months ago

Hello Aman. if you have received the college admission letter, you should go ahead and apply for your student visa.

PG Aspirant3 months ago

Hello Sir,

With overall 7 score in pte not less than 6 bands in each module, My wife has completed MSC IT in 2011 and she has 8 years of experience as a software engineer and i have done +2, Can we apply for student visa in Australia.
Can we get student visa easily or not?

Rahul Singha
Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert3 months ago

Hello Randhir. you are only eligible for an Australian Student Visa once you have successfully got an admit from an Australian university/ institute.

PG Aspirant3 months ago

Does Australian universities accepts experiences and allow International students to study over there.

Rahul Singha
Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert3 months ago

快穿系统女主深吻hYes. they do. check out popular Australian Universities here:

UG Aspirant3 months ago

Hello sir I am from Delhi and I want to study in the foreign after my gnm course but I am not able to financial support so what can I do sir please show me the right way..

Rahul Singha
Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert3 months ago

Hello Vidyarathi. Thank you for writing in. you can check out various options such as an Education Loan or even scholarships. visit the links mentioned below for a better understanding of the same.





PG Aspirant4 months ago

Hi, can you tell me which of the EU countries other than Italy dont require blocked account for international students
?

Rahul Singha
Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert3 months ago

快穿系统女主深吻hGermany is the only country in Europe that requires international students to possess a Blocked Account.

PG Aspirant4 months ago

快穿系统女主深吻hHi, I am Adarsh, I want to pursue MS in Computer Science in Germany, Canada or the US, but I have chronic hepatitis B, will this affect my chances of getting a study visa.

Rahul Singha
Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert3 months ago

Hello Adarsh. you will have to check the same with visa representatives. Student Visa can be denied on medical grounds. however, cases such as this are handled on an individual basis.

PG Aspirant4 months ago

Hi iam satya i will be finishing electronics communication engineering. i want study in Singapore universities for completing masters tell me the best universities and how can apply?

Rahul Singha
Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert4 months ago

快穿系统女主深吻hHello Nagasatyavani. Thank you for writing in. you can check out popular universities/colleges in Singapore here: