Requirements for Student visa applications made outside the UK
Please read this information carefully.
Before you commence your programme at the University of Reading, you will need to apply for an entry clearance visa to come to the UK under the Student route.
Applicants who want to come to the UK to commence their pre-sessional English, foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate course, will need to meet the requirements of the Immigration Rules before a visa application is approved.
You can apply for a Student visa up to 6 months before the start of your course as stated on your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
You should check if you can apply under the ‘Differentiation arrangement’.
Documents not in English must be translated by a fully certified translator/translation company and the translation(s) must meet specific requirements. Visit the Translations page for more information.
The Home Office may invite you for an interview or call you to check you are a genuine student. Failure to attend the interview will likely lead to your application being refused. Please refer to our Credibility Interviews page for more information.