If you have been studying your course inside the UK and need to make a Student route application inside the UK or overseas to complete your current course, you will need to:
Please note: Students who are not required to study in person inside the UK after their current visa expiry date will not be eligible for our sponsorship and will not be issued with a CAS.
If you wish to return to the UK to resist an exam, and after that your course will have finished, you may not be eligible for our sponsorship and may need to apply to return as a Visitor instead.
If you would like to make your Student route application inside the UK, you must be able to meet all the requirements to make a valid application for permission to stay by the date your current permission expires. If you are unable to do so you may have to leave the UK and apply overseas, if you are eligible. If you make your CAS request less than one month before your current permission expires, we are unable to guarantee to issue CAS in time for you to apply inside the UK.
If you are making your Student route application overseas, it usually takes four weeks for your application to be processed and can take longer, you must ensure you are able to obtain your Student visa in time to return to continue your course.