Canadian nationals who wish to study in the UK must obtain a Student Visa before entering the UK to begin their program of study.
We recommend all prospective students familiarize themselves with the process and requirements below.
- Visa Requirements
UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) runs the UK’s visa and immigration service.
Please check UKVI for information on the requirements for Canadian nationals who wish to study in the UK.
- Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
Once you have Accepted and met the conditions of your Offer of Admission, the University will issue a letter containing your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number.
You must have a University issued CAS number in order to apply for a UK Student Visa. You cannot enter the UK to begin your studies without obtaining a UK Student Visa.
- Apply for your Student Visa
Visa4UK is the official UK website for online visa applications, for applicants not in the United Kingdom.
Once you have received a CAS number, visit Visa4UK to apply for a UK Student Visa.
- Documentation & Biometric Information
Schedule an appointment to submit your documents and your Biometric Information.
VFS Global is a commercial company, working in partnership with UK Visas and Immigration providing support services to people applying for a visa to enter the United Kingdom (UK).
VFS Global manages six Visa Application Centres (VAC) for UK Visas and Immigration here in Canada, where you are able to enrol your biometric data and submit your supporting documents.
To complete the application process, you must book and attend an appointment at the visa application centre in Canada. All UK visa applicants are required to book an appointment prior to submission.
On the day of your appointment, bring your appointment letter and application pack, your passport and a second valid form of identification.
– Kathryn Humphries, Education Scholarship 2015
Future Project kept me on track throughout my graduate school applications. They clarified the process and prepared me for my visa appointment at the British High Council, which was streamlined and painless. I am very grateful to Future Project for knowing what we students need during this confusing but exciting time.