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Apply in the UK

Apply in the UK

Check if you can apply in the UK

When can I apply?

You must apply before your current immigration permission expires, and no earlier than 3 months before the course start date on your CAS. 

The form:

You will need to apply online.

The fee:

  • £475 for a Standard application (usually decided within 8 weeks)
  • £975 for a Priority application (usually decided within 5 days of date of appointment)
  • £1,275 for a Super Priority application (usually decided on the day after you have enrolled your biometrics. You will normally receive your plastic Biometric Residence Permit with your new immigration permission up to 10 working days after your appointment).

Please read the UKVCAS website for information about booking your appointment. 

Check different processes at the UKVCAS centres as a result of the pandemic.  

If you attend a UKVCAS core service centre, your appointment will be free. The nearest UKVCAS core centre is in Croydon. If you choose an enhanced service centre, there will be an additional cost, which we understand to be between £60- £125. Enhanced service centres are available in Canning Town, Stratford and East Ham. For further information about locations, please see the UKVCAS website

You must make an appointment within 45 working days of submitting your application online. 

Completing the application form

Read our guidance to help you to register for, and complete the Student visa application form inside the UK: Guide to applying for student immigration permission inside the UK [PDF 1,065KB]


Law, regulations and policies can change quickly. The information on our website is given in good faith and has been carefully checked but QMUL cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions. QMUL is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites which are provided for further information.

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