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Extending your visa in the UK


Under the Points Based System for migrants, students can only study at the education provider that issued the Confirmation of Acceptance for Study to them. If you are currently in the UK and have a Student visa for an institution other than the University of St Andrews and you are planning to come here to study, you will need to make an application for a new visa before you begin your studies with us. As long as you can prove you have made your visa application you will be allowed to start your studies with us.


Students need to be very aware of when their permission to be in the UK is due to expire and plan ahead to make a complete and timely application for further leave to remain.  In many instances you will not be permitted to make your application from within the UK and must make it from your home country. ALL students should contact the International Student Adviser

We would recommend that before you start the application process you should read the UK Visa & Immigration Student visa policy guidance which can be found on the UKVI website.

You will need to complete a Student visa application via the UKVI website.

  • You must provide a Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS).  ALL students should contact the International Student Adviser
  • Evidence of funds. If you/and dependants have been in the UK for 12 months or longer with permission (visa) you will not be required to show finacial evidence.  If living in the UK less than 12 months you will be required to show financial evidence.
  • You will need to pay the Immigration Healthcare Surcharge.

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Scotland, United Kingdom

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