If this is your first application for a Tier 4 (General) student visa, you must apply online from your country of residence, before you come to the UK.
You must apply online for a Tier 4 (General) student visa from your country of residence if:
You can use the UKVI country finder to find out how to apply in your country and the time needed for making an application.
UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) operates a points-based system. You need to score 40 points in order to be granted a Tier 4 (General) student visa.
Points are awarded as follows:
Before you make your online visa application, you must have:
Once you have gathered all the necessary documentation, you can apply online for a Tier 4 (General) student visa at the UKVI website.
For help to complete the online form, see our Guide to completing the online Tier 4 visa application <PDF>
For more information, contact CAS@regents.ac.uk
Visas & immigration
Tier 4 General student visa
Extending a visa from within the UK
Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS)
Documentation for a visa application
English language requirements
Visa time limits
Meeting Tier 4 financial requirements