To study in the UK, you'll need to get a Student visa.

To find out information about applying, you should first read our applying for a Student visa page.

We can help students from South Asia with this application process. If you need support or advice, please look up the contact details for your area and get in touch.

Applying in India

To apply for a visa, you will need to make an appointment with the Visa Facilitation Service (VFS). The VFS are official partners of the UK Visa and Immigration office and have 11 offices located across India. You can find details of your nearest office on the VFS website

In addition to the list of documents listed on our Student visa page, you will need to produce documents showing that you have a place at Leeds and have the finances to fund your studies.

Additionally, you will be interviewed by a member of staff from the Home Office. They will ask you about your course, where you want to study and your reasons for studying in the UK.

The report of the interview will be sent to the entry clearance officer who makes the decision on your visa application. 

Unsuccessful applications

If your application is refused or rejected, please email a copy of the refusal letter to the Visas team at and wait for our advice before making a new visa application.

Please note that a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) can only be used once. If your application is refused or rejected, do not attempt to make another application using the same CAS.

You can request a new CAS using the contact email addresses in the email which delivered your first CAS.

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