International

Pre-Sessional Visa Requirements

The following information applies to all Pre-Sessional students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

When you have accepted our offer and paid your Pre-Sessional course fees in full, you will be able to request a CAS for your Tier 4 (General) visa application. You can find out details on how to do this by visiting the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) page of our website, or by emailing inadvice@aub.ac.uk.

Once you have been issued with a CAS, you will be able to apply for your visa in your home country (where you are currently living).

Remember to read the Tier 4 (General) visa section of our website and make sure you know what documents you need to prepare for your Tier 4 visa application, in advance. If you are not well prepared there will be a delay in your visa application or your application may be refused, which could result in you being unable to study with us.

How many visas will I need?

13 (8+5) week course 5 week course
BA (1st year entry)One visa will cover both your Pre-Sessional course and your main courseOne visa will cover both your Pre-Sessional course and your main course
BA (2nd or 3rd year entry)One visa will cover both your Pre-Sessional course and your main courseYou will need two visas, one visa for your Pre-Sessional and one visa for your main course
MAOne visa will cover both your Pre-Sessional course and your main courseYou will need two visas, one visa for your Pre-Sessional and one visa for your main course

When can I apply for my second visa?

If you need two visas, you will be issued with a new CAS on completion of the 5 week English with Study Skills course; you will then be able to apply to extend your leave in the UK.

You will be able to begin studying your main course at AUB before you receive your second visa, provided you have submitted your application. You will not be able to enrol onto your main course or attend our Orientation Programme until you have submitted your visa application. The International Student Advisor will be able to assist you with your application for your second visa and send your application by post, on your behalf, with our ‘Check and Send’ service. You can find out more by downloading our How to Extend your Visa in the UK guide.

If you would like any further information about visas for Pre-Sessional courses, or extending your leave in the UK for your main course, please contact our International Student Advisor by emailing intadvice@aub.ac.uk.