New Student Visa Route

New Student Visa Route

International students from outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland

Posted 8th October 2020 at 9:37am
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International students from outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland will need to apply for a visa under the new student route from 5 October 2020, if one of the following scenarios applies to you:

  1. You do not have a UK visa and are overseas; and
  • You have a CAS from the University of Kent to study a new course; and
  • You submit your visa application from outside the UK on or after 8.59am on 5 October 2020
  1. You have a visa to study your course in the UK; and
  • Your course started before 5 October 2020;
  • You have a CAS from the University of Kent to extend your visa to complete your current course; and
  • You submit your visa application from inside or outside the UK
  1. You have a visa for the UK and
  • You have a CAS from the University of Kent to study a new course; and
  • You submit your visa application from inside or outside the UK

Please note that if your CAS was issued before 5 October 2020 you will still use the same CAS to apply under the new student visa route, as it will no longer be possible to submit a Tier 4 visa application.