Making your application

Once you have met the requirements and prepared your documents, you can follow these steps to make your visa application.

Step 1 - Complete the online application

You will need to create an account on the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website and complete the Tier 4 overseas online application form and then attend an appointment in person. We recommend that you use our detailed guide PDF icon for help and support with completing the Tier 4 overseas online application. Please also note you can use the NTU ACL code 2HE392 to enable you to collect your BRP from the University.

Step 2 – Pay for your application

The application fee for Tier 4 visa applications made outside the UK is £348.

Students applying to stay in the UK for six months or more will be required to pay the "immigration health surcharge" in addition to the application fee. The fee is calculated according to the length of visa you are applying for, including extra time at the end of your course.

Please see our guidance note PDF icon for further information on visa application fees and the Immigration Health Surcharge. If you have any further queries about this, please contact us.

Step 3 – Attend an appointment

You will submit your original documents at the appointment. The appointment will be at a visa application centre, it may be in a different country to where you normally live. See the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for details of your local visa application centre. At the appointment, you will need to enrol your fingerprints and facial image (known as biometric information). You may be required to attend a "credibility interview" which will last approximately five minutes and you will be asked questions about your course, where you will be studying, your reasons for choosing this course, your funding arrangements and future plans after completing the course. See our guidance note for further information.

Step 4 – Get the result of your application

If your application has been successful, check the details on your visa are correct. If you are coming for more than six months, you will need to collect your BRP on arrival.

If your visa application is not successful, please contact the International Student Support Service immediately.

UK Visa application from India
See a video of the visa application process.

UK Visa application from India

See a video of the visa application process.

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An international student studying
A group of international students in Boots library
International students studying