Applying to Study in the UK

If you are interested in studying in the UK, Latitude Law specialises in providing legal advice to migrants. Our lawyers have in-depth knowledge on all aspects of the required Tier 4 Visa for students and can help you successfully apply to study in the UK.

For more information, or to speak to an immigration lawyer today, call 0161 234 6800 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  

How do I apply to study in the UK?

To apply to study in the UK, you need to apply for a Tier 4 Visa through the government’s Points Based System. There are numerous types of visa that you can apply for depending on your age or the age of your child and how long you plan on studying for in the UK.

Tier 4 (General) Student Visa

For students who are 16 or over, you can apply for a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa. To qualify, you require the following:

  • A conditional offer on a course with a licensed Tier 4 sponsor
  • The ability to speak, read, write and understand English up to a certain level (level B2 in the CEFR (Common European Framework for languages) for higher education)  - you may be required to take a test
  • Enough money to support you and pay for your studies

The immigration team at Latitude Law can assist in your application by ensuring the educational institution you have chosen to study at has the relevant Tier 4 sponsor licence.

Tier 4 (Child) Student Visa

For children aged between 4 and 17 years old, a parent or guardian can apply for a visa on their behalf. To qualify for this type of visa, your child must have a place at a school with a Tier 4 sponsor licence and you must have enough money to cover the cost of studying and any living costs.

Short-term Study Visa

If you have a place on a short course of study, such as an English language course or training course, you can apply for a Short-term Study Visa valid for up to 11 months if you’re studying English. This type of visa covers you if you wish to conduct research in the UK as part of a degree you are studying abroad.

How we can help

Regardless of which Tier 4 Visa you are applying for, our expert team of solicitors can assist you with the preparation and submission of your application. We will make sure you meet all the requirements of any immigration rules that might apply to you, including helping you to gather the relevant documentation to submit as evidence. Our aim is to give you the best possible chance of success

Why choose us?

At Latitude Law, our immigration lawyers have years of experience helping clients prepare and apply for immigration visas, so you are free to focus on preparing for your move to the UK. Our expertise means we are able to tackle any case, no matter how complicated, to get you a positive result.

We will keep you updated on proceedings, ensuring you are aware of what options are available to you and what is the best course of action you should take. Once you have secured your place, we are also available to answer any questions you might have about life in the UK or to help you should you need an extension on or change your visa.

Contact Latitude Law

If you or your child are looking to study in the UK, you should speak to an expert immigration solicitor immediately. To arrange an initial consultation, call us on 0161 234 6800 or fill in our contact form and let us know a suitable time to call you back.


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