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Applying for a Student Visa

Applying for a Student Visa

Students studying at the BISC for more than 6 months, who are from a country outside the UK, must apply for a Student Visa. This includes:

  • All First-Year students (except those travelling on a UK passport)
  • Upper Year students studying at the BISC for boththe fall and winter terms

Applying for a Student Visa is a straight forward process if you follow the visa instructions and guidance. You can only apply for a Student Visa in your home country or in a country where you have existing formal residency rights.

Please note: The December vacation is included in the visa period. You will therefore qualify as a student at the BISC for more than 6 months even if you return home, or travel during the vacation.

When should I apply?

The earliest you can apply for a Student Visa is 6 months before the start date of the course. Once you have been issued with your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) letter you can start the application process and should do so as soon as you can.

Completing the Online Application

To help you answer some of the questions correctly, please refer to BISC guidance document: BISC Guidance 2021

The Bader International Study Centre (Queen’s University, Canada) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is fair, positive, and supportive for all members of our community.
We strive to ensure all members’ views are valued and shared in a secure environment through a commitment to upholding equity*, diversity**, inclusion***, and advancing indigenous initiatives.
The BISC supports the fair treatment and opportunity for all by asserting the importance of non-discriminatory treatment either directly or indirectly on the ground of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.   

*Equity: Substantive fairness for everyone thereby ensuring that members of equity-seeking groups are able to achieve full participation in the university (BISC). 

**Diversity: The representation of the population with respect to designated groups. 

***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working. 

Land acknowledgement: Queen’s University, Canada is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

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Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
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