A lot of times, students who wish to study abroad are unable to make their dream come true as their UK Student Visa gets rejected in the early stages due to many reasons. Today we are going to talk about the most common UK student visa rejection reasons among international students.

Providing Inaccurate information

The most important document for the students applying for the UK Student Visa is their UK Student Visa Application Form. A lot of times, candidates provide inaccurate information which becomes the reason for UK Visa rejection. The Visa Application Form could be a complex document for first-timers and candidates could tend to misinterpret questions. Hence, the probability of making an error is huge and this should be avoided under all circumstances.

Falling Short on Academic Achievements

Candidates looking to apply among the top universities in the UK are required to show academic achievements to be able to meet the exceptional academic standards maintained by the country.  Students are unable to match such standards leading to the cancellation of their UK student visa. The student visa might also be rejected if the issuing administration feels the student would not be able to cope with the prevalent education system or the student could experience a language barrier once in the country.

Insufficient Funds

Candidates going to the United Kingdom must be able to pay their tuition fees, their living costs and every other necessary expenditure while living in the country. By law, candidates would be required to show funds that cover his tuition and living expenses for a year or for the entire duration of the course, whichever is longer and funds must be 28 days old in the account. A lot of times, these intricate details are left out by the candidate or taken lightly thus, leading to their Visa rejection.

Inadequate Documents

A lot of times, candidates underplay the importance of supporting documents. Along with their Visa Application form, candidates are expected to submit supporting documents to make their application stronger. Candidates should be extra careful to note that all the documents required by the agency must be submitted in order and attested if necessary. The documents should be in English and according to international standards.

Lack of interview skills

The student visa interview round is vital. It is a deciding factor in accepting your student visa application. Students should be able to exude confidence and charisma at the time of their interview. Students who go unprepared or provide hesitant answers often miss out on the opportunity of getting their student visas.  During interviews be careful at -

  • Expressing confidence and attractiveness
  • Preparing for the interview and avoiding hesitant answers
  • Preparing all information and being aware of all the details related to the country, city, university, and specialization they want to study

Gap years

Your gap years when you have not done anything productive or you do not have any evidence to show that you have done something productive may lead to visa rejection. Even if you have not done any work or studies you should go for something related to your work like an internship or any activity that can be counted as relevant and can be useful in your career ahead.

English Language proficiency

Students who are applying for a Tier 4 Student Visa to pursue higher studies are required to meet the English language criteria set by the institution where they are seeking admission. They can provide proof by submitting test scores of TOEFL or IELTS. If the visa officer feels that you are not proficient enough in the English language to survive in the UK, they might reject your visa application.

UK Visa Rejection Reasons (Student Visa) FAQs

Q. Is there any limit on the number of student visa applications?

A. No. You can apply for a UK student visa as many times as you want. However, you must note that multiple applications will not be beneficial for you. You might want to reconsider your decision to study in the UK if your visa gets rejected multiple times. While sending a new application addressing the rejection reason, you will have to deposit the fee again. Make sure that your new application is written well such that the Immigration Executive finds a reason to accept your Visa application this time.  

Q. What all documents are required to apply for UK student visa?

A. In order to apply for UK student visa, you need to the following documents:

  • A valid travel document (passport)
  • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
  • Proof of funds
  • Consent from parents/ guardian if you are under 18
  • Tuberculosis test results

Q. How can I reduce the probability of rejection of UK student visa?

A. In order to make sure that your UK student visa does not get rejected, make sure to file your documents correctly, check you education provider credentials, mention all the details correctly, arrange for funds well in advance, and prepare for interview thoroughly. In addition, make sure that you have a backup plan for yourself.

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