General Student Guidance- English Student Visa

English language guidance

Under Tier 4 rules, now students must have passed an approved English language test if applying for a General student visa. See English Language Qualifications for more information

Bank account details

Students should hold the required funds in their account for a minimum of 28 days before applying. The student will need to prove this by providing bank account statements or a letter from their bank.

If students are using their parents’ bank account

If the student is using their parents’ bank account to hold their maintenance fees or tuition fees, the student must provide evidence of their relationship, for instance a birth certificate. The student must also provide a letter written by their parents to prove that they have given the student permission to use these funds and they are happy for the student to do so.


There are no restrictions on accommodation for students over the age of 18.