Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I APPLY TO A UNIVERSITY?

Thanks for contacting World Student Advisors who will apply on your behalf. Please send your documents to SSC@WorldStudentAdvisors.com or contact our UK Student Support Centre on WhatsApp: + 44 7756 295 943 we will take that hassle out of applying and check that all your documents meet your university entry requirements.

This is what you need to send us:

  • High School Certificate
  • Highest English qualification
  • Degree certificate
  • Degree transcripts
  • CV
  • Academic reference
  • Personal reference
  • Passport page with photograph

If you have any questions, please use the UK Information Centre WhatsApp number below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

World Student Advisors
UK Student Support Centre
WhatsApp: +44 7756 295 943

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A TIER 4 VISA TO THE UK?

Thanks for contacting World Student Advisors. Here is a step-by-step approach to apply for a Tier 4 student visa to the UK.

Step one

Firmly accept your unconditional offer and pay any tuition fee deposits required by the University. 

Step two

Review the information in your CAS checking document, which you will receive by email no more than four months before your course start date. 

What’s a CAS?

A Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) is an electronic document issued to students who need to make a Tier 4 (General) application. Your CAS number, which is required on your visa application, will be found on the CAS statement email you receive from the University.

When the CAS has been prepared, you will receive an email asking you to check the details of your CAS. Check all the information included is correct.

  • If the CAS is correct, follow the instructions to verify the information
  • If the CAS is incorrect, follow the instructions to report any errors

Once you have verified that your CAS details are correct, you will receive your CAS within 5 working days

Accommodation fees on the CAS will always show as 0.00. You should therefore keep money for your living expenses, including accommodation, in your bank account until after the visa application is processed. Most universities as for accommodation deposits, these will not be included in the CAS.

Any tuition fees paid, including deposits and University scholarships, should show in your CAS.  Please check this carefully as any outstanding funds need to be shown in your financial evidence with your visa application.

If you make a payment or receive a University scholarship after receiving your CAS number, you will receive a separate notification informing you that your CAS has been updated with new financial information.

Step three

Prepare your financial evidence.

You need to show funds which cover your first-year tuition fees plus living costs (sometimes referred to as ‘maintenance’). The required living costs are:

  • £1,015 per month for students in universities outside London, up to a maximum of 9 months (£9,135).
  • £1,265 for each month of your course, up to a maximum of 9 months (£11,385) for universities in London.
  • £680 per month each for any dependants, up to a maximum of 9 months (£6,180). 

If you are self-funding, ensure that funds are held for 28 consecutive days before you apply for your visa online.

Step four

Prepare your other supporting documents, which should be original – not scans or copies.

  • Include your ATAS certificate, if it is required. This only applies to certain science and technology courses at RQF level 7 and above. If this applies to you, this will be confirmed directly to you by our Admissions Team and will be stated in your CAS.
  • Check if you need a TB test
  • Evidence of your academic qualifications referred to in the CAS
  • English language test evidence, but only if referred to on your CAS.
    • For students coming to study degree-level coursesyour CAS will confirm that the University is satisfied with your English language level and no evidence of this will be required at the time you apply for the Tier 4 visa.

The above list is not exhaustive, and you may need to include other documents such as translations or a letter of parental consent. 

Step five

Complete the online visa application form You will be asked to pay the visa application fee of £348 (or equivalent in local currency).  You can opt to pay more for any priority application services offered in your country.

You will also be asked to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge to access the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). Any dependants who are applying to come to the UK for more than 6 months must also pay this surcharge.  See our webpage on healthcare for international students for further information.

Step six

As part of the online visa application, you will book an appointment to attend a Visa Application Centre in person to submit your documents and have your biometric information taken (fingerprints and photograph).

Step seven

You will receive a vignette visa (sticker) in your passport which will be valid for 30 days to allow you to travel to the UK.  You will also receive a decision letter from UK Visas and Immigration confirming that your visa application is successful.  You should show both the vignette and the letter at the UK border.

Your full visa will be printed on a biometric residence permit (BRP) and must be collected within ten days of arriving in the UK.

If your visa is for 6 months or less, the vignette will be valid for the full duration of your visa and you will not need to collect a BRP.

It is not as difficult to obtain a UK Tier 4 visa as you may think. But you have to follow the procedures carefully. Applying for a visa for the first time it is obviously new and uncharted territory. We have been supporting students for several years and we have a good success record in helping students obtain a visa. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us. This is what we do, offer free and impartial advice. Please send you questions to World Student Advisors UK Information Centre WhatsApp: +44 7756 295 943

If you have any questions, please use the UK Student Support Centre WhatsApp number below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

World Student Advisors
UK Student Support Centre
WhatsApp: +44 7756 295 943

HOW DO I OBTAIN A SCHOLARSHIP?

Thanks for contacting World Student Advisors. Scholarships are usually merit based. So, the first criterion is academic marks. You must have an offer from the university which you need to accept. Most scholarships require you to write an essay on a given topic, and some may have an interview as well. Your CV should stand out as scholarships are very competitive.

Here are some scholarship opportunities.

There are many classifications of Scholarships, here are some examples

Prestigious Scholarships – Commonwealth Scholarship – Chevening Scholarships – targeting high flyers in academic and job performance.

University partial Scholarships – these are offered by a university – it is not too difficult to be awarded a £1,000 to £2,000 scholarship. This helps but you still require a lot of money for the balance of the tuition fees and living expenses.

University full Scholarships – most Universities offer a small number of full scholarships. You must look at their website and see if you meet the criteria for the award.

Gender specific Scholarships – Women in Engineering Scholarships

You must have an offer from the university which you need to accept to start the scholarship process.
 
World Student Advisors will help you process your UK university application.

If you have any questions, please use the UK Student Support Centre WhatsApp number below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

World Student Advisors
UK Student Support Centre
WhatsApp: +44 7756 295 943

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO STUDY ABROAD?

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There are many variables that will determine the cost of study abroad. For example, it depends on your level of studying, foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate. Studying in London or outside of London alters your living expenses. The average tuition fees, excluding medicine courses, are between £12,000 and £15,000 per year, living expenses around £10,000 per year depending on lifestyle. Medicine in UK, USA and Canada, tuition fees around £36,000 per year with courses taking a minimum of five years to complete.

Lower cost options, UK university in Cyprus, excluding medicine, average tuition fees €8,000 to €9,000 Euros per year, living expenses €8,000 to €9,000 Euros per year.

High quality Hungarian University all course taught in English, including medicine, recognised by WHO (World Health Organisation) tuition fees $6,000 to $8,000 USD living expenses $6,000 to $7,000 per year depending on lifestyle.

We work with a university in South Africa. Average tuition fees, excluding medicine, around $5,000 tuition fees living around $6,000 per year. Another UK university in Accra, excluding medicine, tuition fees around $10,000 and living around $5,000 per year.

Online options, excluding medicine, study part of your degree online and finish off in the UK. There is a limited range of degrees in business, hospitality and IT where you can study undergraduate levels 4 and 5 (years one and two of a UK three-year degree) online and complete final year at the university in the UK or continue online. For an MBA from a UK University it’s possible to study 120 credits at Level 7 online at a cost around £2,500. Complete 60 credits at London based UK university for around £6,000, living expenses £5,000. The MBA certificate makes no mention of the online 120 credits. It’s a UK university awarded MBA.

World Student Advisors will manage your course and visa applications with no cost to you. If there is a partial scholarship, we will make sure you receive it. The prices above are approximations and given in good faith. Please let us now if any of these options are within your overseas study budget

If you have any questions, please use the UK Student Support Centre WhatsApp number below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

World Student Advisors
UK Student Support Centre
WhatsApp: +44 7756 295 943

WHAT IS A PERSONAL STATEMENT?

WHAT SERVICES DOES WORLD STUDENT ADVISORS PROVIDE?

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World Student Advisors will

  1. Apply to the university of your choice for you
  2. Check all your documents are in-order
  3. Proofread your Personal Statement
  4. Check all references are correct
  5. Contact your university to make sure if there are any partial scholarships or discounts, you receive what you are entitled to receive
  6. Advise you on how to book and sit an IELTS test, if required. There are two tests only one is for a Tier 4 visa academic.
  7. Advise you on how to obtain a TB certificate. Mandatory for Tier 4 visa.
  8. Advise you on how to apply for a Tier 4 visa
  9. Take you through the visa application process and make sure your visa application is a success
  10. Give you a pre-departure briefing. Which airport to fly into; how to get from the airport to your accommodation; tips on opening a UK bank account; which SIM is best to call home and much more
  11. The good news is WE DO NOT CHARGE FOR OUR SERVICES

World Student Advisors are reputed to be the most popular source of impartial advice for students travelling abroad to study.

If you have any questions, please use the UK Student Support Centre WhatsApp number below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

World Student Advisors
UK Student Support Centre
WhatsApp: +44 7756 295 943

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A PHD?

CAN I WORK AND PAY FOR MY STUDIES IN THE UK?

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How many hours can a full-time student work in the UK?

During term time, international students can work for a maximum of:

  • 20 hours a week if you are studying at undergraduateor masters level at a higher education institution
  • 20 hours a week if you are on a study abroad programme at an “overseas higher education institution” in the UK
  • 10 hours a week if you are studying a course that is below degree (collegeor English programme) level at an Higher Education Institute (HEI).

There are no working restrictions for students from the European Union (EU), but whether Brexit changes this is still unclear. Your work conditions, including the maximum hours you can work during term-time, are normally printed on your visa sticker or Biometric Residence Permit.

– How is a week defined?

Immigration rules define a week as a “period of 7 days beginning with a Monday”. If you have irregular hours or more than one employer, it is up to you to keep detailed records so that you are not in danger of invalidating your visa restrictions.

– How is term time defined?

Each higher education institution has clearly defined semesters throughout the academic year, including specific breaks for holidays such as Christmas, Easter and summer. During these breaks, you can work full-time at your job if you wish. Since 2014, employers have a legal obligation to check your term dates before you can start work.

Part-time jobs for international students

The benefits of working part-time include additional spending money, improving your English and acquiring key skills which will benefit your future and CV. If you are interested in finding part-time work in the UK, there are a variety of different options to choose from.

Jobs such as a coffee shop waiter or a clothing sales assistant are easy to find, especially in larger cities such as London, Birmingham and Manchester, but why not enquire with your school about available roles? Many institutions have positions readily available for students, and it looks great on your CV as well!

If you have any questions, please use the UK Student Support Centre WhatsApp number below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

World Student Advisors
UK Student Support Centre
WhatsApp: +44 7756 295 943

 

 

WHAT IS A CAS NUMBER?

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A Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) is an electronic document issued to students who need to make a Tier 4 (General) application. Your CAS number, which is required on your visa application, will be found on the CAS statement email you receive from the University.

If you have any questions, please use the UK Student Support Centre WhatsApp number below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

World Student Advisors
UK Student Support Centre
WhatsApp: +44 7756 295 9433

HOW DOES IT COST TO APPLY FOR A TIER 4 VISA?

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And how much do I have to pay for my health surcharge? 
https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa

When to apply
The earliest you can apply for a visa is 3 months before you start your course.
You’ll usually get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks. You can check visa processing times for your country.

Fees
It costs £348 to apply for this visa from outside the UK.
You must pay £348 per person for any dependants.
Healthcare surcharge
You’ll also have to pay the healthcare surcharge as part of your application. Check how much you’ll have to pay before you apply.
https://www.immigration-health-surcharge.service.gov.uk/checker/type

If you have any questions, please use the UK Student Support Centre WhatsApp number below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

World Student Advisors
UK Student Support Centre
WhatsApp: +44 7756 295 943

WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO APPLY TO A UNIVERSITY?

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These are the documents you need to apply to a UK university.

  • High School Certificate
  • Highest English qualification
  • Degree certificate
  • Degree transcripts
  • CV
  • Academic reference
  • Personal reference (not a relative)
  • Passport page with photograph

If you have any questions, please use the UK Student Support Centre WhatsApp number below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

World Student Advisors
UK Student Support Centre
WhatsApp: +44 7756 295 943

HOW MUCH DO THE PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS COVER?

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Partial scholarships normally range between £1,000 and £3,500 reduction in tuition fees. Most universities offer these, the criteria for award will vary, its best to check the university you are apply to website.

Some universities offer partial scholarships based on Nationality; others on academic merits such as three A’s at A level or equivalent or for postgraduate studies a first class or upper second pass from a recognised university.

If the average tuition fees are £14,000 per year and the average partial scholarship is say £2,000 this equates to a 14% reduction in tuition fees. It’s obviously worth having, please bear in mind that you still require a substantial amount of money for tuition fees and living expenses.

If you have any questions, please use the UK Student Support Centre WhatsApp number below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

World Student Advisors
UK Student Support Centre
WhatsApp: +44 7756 295 943

WHAT UNIVERSITIES DO YOU WORK WITH?

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We have decided not to list the universities we work with as there are many and we can’t see the value of listing them. Do we place them in alphabetical order or ranking order? And who’s ranking do we use?

As providers of impartial advice, we will discuss with you your choice of country, location within this country (you may not have a geographical choice and are open to suggestions). Your level of study, your course choice and your budget.

There are just over 100 universities in the UK. Each one has its own unique selling points (USP). Many more in the USA of varying standards and so on,

Talk to use and we will offer you some options.

If you have any questions, please use the UK Student Support Centre WhatsApp number below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

World Student Advisors
UK Student Support Centre
WhatsApp: +44 7756 295 943

 

HOW MUCH DO YOUR SERVICES COST?

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We do not charge for our services. We aim to offer impartial advice with your interests at the centre of our interaction with you.

If you have any questions, please use the UK Student Support Centre WhatsApp number below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

World Student Advisors
UK Student Support Centre
WhatsApp: +44 7756 295 943

IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE?

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World Student Advisors do not charge you a fee for our services. Very fee universities charge an application fee. There is a fee to pay when you apply for your visa and other associated costs for a TB Certificate and Health Surcharges.

If you have any questions, please use the UK Student Support Centre WhatsApp number below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

World Student Advisors            
UK Student Support Centre
WhatsApp: +44 7756 295 943

 

WILL I NEED IELTS?

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UK Higher Education loves acronyms and assumes everyone knows what they mean. For example, SELT, what does this mean?

SELT is a Secure English Language Test. It’s a term used by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to describe the English language tests they’ll accept as evidence of English Language proficiency for your visa application.

UK Visa Immigration (UKVI) set the Tier 4 visa entry requirements, which is IELTS and the universities must adopt this standard to issue a CAS letter which is the key document to enable your visa application. Many universities will waiver the IELTS and accept GCSE taught locally at level C or higher. For Masters students, if you studied undergraduate level in the UK this is an acceptable to meet English level entry requirements.

TOEFL is not accepted by UKVI and other English tests. There was some scandal a few years ago were certain organisations were cheating and handing out sub-standard English qualifications. IELTS is the gold standard.

If you want to study in the UK it has high standards and UK degrees are highly valued worldwide. There are no short cuts. If you have an IELTS score, then you have a gold standard qualification before you start. UKVI will not accept an IELTS test older than two years for a visa application.

To apply for an IELTS, you must do this online through The British Council recognised centres. A word of warning. There are two IELTS test one is for academic the other is for non-academic immigration. Please make sure you sit the Academic IELTS test.

You have to book your IELTS test through the British Council, here is the link.

If you have any questions, please use the UK Student Support Centre WhatsApp number below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

World Student Advisors
UK Student Support Centre
WhatsApp: +44 7756 295 943

                                                             

WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO APPLY FOR A VISA?

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Visa applicants can apply up to three months in advance of their travel date. UK Visas and Immigration aim to provide an appointment at your local visa application centre within five working days.

The main stumbling block for visa applicants is having the required funds in an appropriate bank account for the required 28 days. Please make sure you are fully aware of these requirements.

If you have any questions, please use the UK Student Support Centre WhatsApp number below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

World Student Advisors
UK Student Support Centre
WhatsApp: +44 7756 295 943

 

WHICH EUROPEAN COUNTRIES DO YOU WORK FOR?

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We work with a university in Hungary who teach in English; we also work with a UK University who deliver programmes in Cyprus; we have place students in Holland through one of our pathway providers. UK is part of Europe; I assume the question is asking about universities in mainland Europe. Southern Ireland is in the EU where we have university partners.

If you have any questions, please use the UK Student Support Centre WhatsApp number below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

World Student Advisors
UK Student Support Centre
WhatsApp: +44 7756 295 943

CAN I WORK IN THE UK AFTER I FINISH MY COURSE OF STUDY?

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International students will be allowed to stay in the UK for two years after graduation to find a job, under new proposals announced by the Home Office.

Please follow this link for more up to date information https://study-uk.britishcouncil.org/after-your-studies/post-study-work

If you have any questions, please use the UK Student Support Centre WhatsApp number below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

World Student Advisors
UK Student Support Centre
WhatsApp: +44 7756 295 943

 

DO YOU OFFER ONLINE COURSES?

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We have a range of online courses. These are ideal for someone who does not want to leave home and would like a UK qualification for promotion.

Online options, excluding medicine, study part of your degree online and finish off in the UK. There is a limited range of degrees in business, hospitality and IT where you can study undergraduate levels 4 and 5 (years one and two of a UK three-year degree) online and complete final year at the university in the UK or continue online. For an MBA from a UK University it’s possible to study 120 credits at Level 7 online at a cost around £2,500. Complete 60 credits at London based UK university for around £6,000, living expenses £5,000. The MBA certificate makes no mention of the online 120 credits. It’s a UK university awarded MBA.

If you have any questions, please use the UK Student Support Centre WhatsApp number below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

World Student Advisors
UK Student Support Centre
WhatsApp: +44 7756 295 943

WHERE IS YOUR UK HEADQUARTERS?

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Timothy James Hunt, CEO & Founder
World Student Advisors
45 Tisdale Rise
Kenilworth
Warwickshire
CV8 2QU, England
WhatsApp: +254 737 527 444
SSC@WorldStudentAdvisors.com

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 0900 to 1700 hours

Please call in and meet the team, we look forward to meeting you.

If you have any questions, please use the UK Student Support Centre WhatsApp number below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

World Student Advisors
UK Student Support Centre
WhatsApp: +44 7756 295 943

 

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