Applying for a student visa for Scotland allows applicant to come to United Kingdom to embark upon a course of study in excess of six months duration. The study visa immigration service entails the grant of a UK study permit enabling visa nationals to study in the UK with a view to gaining specialist qualifications.
•Passport (Valid at least for 6 months)
•Application form (for Student visa)
•Letter of acceptance form from respective Scotland Institute (for Student Visa)
•Passport size photo (1 in number)
•Letter from Employer (in case of professional visitors)
•Letter from friends or relatives
•Medical Examination Report.
The recent changes made to the system in terms of Student Visa (tier 4) and Post Study work Visas that are part of (tier 1) are as follows
•As per the new rule the UK Post Study Visa scheme is closed. If students want to work in the country after the completion of the course then there is a need to apply for Tier 2 (general Visa).
•This Tier 2 (general Visa) is open to recent graduates with Bachelors and Masters PhD, PGCE or PGDE from a UK recognized or listed body. The applicant can apply only if there is an offer for a skilled job from sponsor who is licensed with UKBA.
•In terms of Student Visa (tier 4) maintenance costs the candidates need to apply by showing a financial documentation of the same.
As per the new regulations the Student Visa (tier 4) the duration is limited to five years for the course at the degree level.
The new changes has certain exceptions firstly
•If the students is pursuing undergraduate course the duration of which is 4 to 5 years the candidate wants to pursue a Masters Degree or PHD from a recognized University (recognized body or institution in receipt of public funding). This can be done so
•This rule does not apply to specific courses in architecture, medicine, dentistry, veterinary music science and Law in this case the rule is not applicable.
Most of the UK (Scotland) graduate courses can be completed in three years and UK Masters degree course can be completed in a year. So most international students can complete their course within a stipulated period of five years.
Upon submitting the application candidates are also required to submit a copy of their passport. Original passports would only be required for authentication. The embassy has the reserve right for asking any other authentication. Incomplete applications would not be accepted .
All regulations consular fees or services are subject to change without any prior notice.