Applying
from outside the UK

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 are going to study in the UK for the first time
  • You have completed studies in the UK but do not meet the academic progression rules to make an in-country visa application.

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:

  • 30 points for a valid CAS number, issued to you by Regent’s University London
  • 10 points for proof of maintenance (tuition fees plus living costs in the UK)

Before you make your online visa application, you must have:

  • A Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) statement from Regent’s University London
  • Additional supporting documentation required by UKVI
  • Proof that you have the funds available to pay your tuition fees and maintenance costs

For more information, see:
Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
Documentation for Tier 4 (General) student visa applications
Meeting Tier 4 financial requirements <PDF>

Apply online

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 your application, see our Guide to the online form

IMPORTANT NOTE: When completing the online form, please ensure that you enter the unique code for Regent's University London in the section headed 'Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) Collection'. The unique code for Regent's University London is 2HE957. This will enable your visa card to be delivered to the university, where you will collect it on arrival.

For more information, contact CAS@regents.ac.uk

Also in this section

Visas & immigration
Tier 4 General student visa
Extending a visa from within the UK
Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
Documentation for a visa application
English language requirements
Credibility interviews
Visa time limits
Meeting Tier 4 financial requirements