Pre-arrival, Visas And Support
Pre-Arrival InformationBefore making your travel plans to the UK, please read our pre-arrival guide.
Visas and Support
At Leeds Beckett we can provide support and advice about many issues which may affect you as an international student - our International Student Advice Service (ISAS) has offices at both our Headingley and City campuses.
Here are just a few of the things we can help you with:
- immigration & visas
- financial difficulties
- childcare facilities
- emotional support
- any general matters
- CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies)
Our advice is available free of charge and follows the Rules and Code of Standards of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) and the United Kingdom Border Agency.
Contact the team
Contact the International Advice Service Team:
- Karen Griffith
Head of International Student Advice Centre
Tel: +44 (0) 113 812 5612 / 5262
- Joanne Harrison
Administrator, International Student Advice Centre
Tel: +44 (0) 113 812 5735
Please find more information on our factsheets below:
How to obtain a Visa
The UK Government introduced the Points Based System (PBS) of immigration for students. You will need to prove that you have the required number of points in order to make an application for your visa. You need to have 40 points altogether; 30 of these are obtained by providing a visa letter from Leeds Beckett University; the remaining 10 points are obtained by proving that you have the correct finances to support your study and your living and accommodation costs.
Once you have confirmed your place at Leeds Beckett University you need to make sure you have secured sufficient funding for the duration of the course. When you apply for entry clearance or a visa, you will be required to prove that you have enough money to cover all of your expenses, and those of any dependants. It is important that you plan your funding very carefully before you get here, and that you manage your finances well whilst you are here.
Some of the costs that you will need to budget for are:
- Tuition fees
- Accommodation (for you plus any dependents)
- Entry clearance application fees
- Travel to & from the UK, plus during your time in the UK
- Food and other daily living expenses (for you plus any dependents)
- Books and equipment for studying
- Household bills (including TV license)
- Social events and entertainment
- Child care
- One-off expenses such as birthday presents.
It is very difficult to suggest to you exactly how much money you will need to support yourself, as each person's circumstances will be different. If you are bringing your husband or wife and children with you, you will need to make further financial provision for them.
Check out www.studentcalculator.org.uk/international/ for great advice and tools to help you plan and manage your budget whilst studying in the UK.
Advice is offered free of charge and follows the Rules and Code of Standards of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) and the United Kingdom Border Agency.
For support with visa and immigration etc, contact us at:
Tel: +44 (0) 113 812 5612 / 5620 / 5735
Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner.
The International Student Advice Centre at Leeds Beckett University is regulated under OISC guidelines to give immigration advice. The OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner) is an independent organisation that monitors immigration advice and services. Advisers have to attend regular training to be able to do this.