Here you can find visa information for the Student Route Visa when studying the International Foundation Year.
To study the International Foundation Year at BSC you need a Student Route Visa. The earliest you can apply for your visa is six months before your course starts. Make sure you check the visa processing times and you leave enough time to get your visa. You can stay in the UK up to two months after your course finishes. For complete and accurate information, please use the UK Visas and Immigration website or visit your nearest embassy.
Send all documents to BSC in order to attain your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). Students require a total of 70 points to be granted a visa to study at a UK university. Normally, students cannot work while studying a Foundation Programme at BSC.
During your visa interview you will be asked many questions about your choice to study in the UK. Examples of the questions you may be asked could include:
Please prepare accordingly for these questions, with answers specific to the Foundation programme and your onward study.
If you already have any other visa related questions please visit our Visa Information page for Language courses.
You can study for any period of time on:
Short-Term Study Visa, Student Visitor Visa, Student Route Visa, Tier 1 Visa, Tier 2 Visa, Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Visa, Diplomat Visa, Residence Visa.
You can study for up to 30 days on:
Standard Visitor Visa, Tourist Visitor Visa, Business Visitor Visa, Academic Visitor Visa.
UPDATE: As of 1 December 2020 the UK government has announced students will be able to study up to six months on a Standard Visitor visa.
We know there can be a lot to think about when coming to study abroad so if you have any questions then our friendly team are always happy to help.