Financial evidence for Student and Child Student route applicants

If you’re coming to the UK, you’ll need to prove you have enough money to support yourself and any dependants in the UK. What you need to show depends on the route you’re applying on and your personal circumstances.”

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 05 October 2020)

Overview of financial evidence

  • Financial evidence is proof that you have enough money to support yourself while studying in the UK. Usually you’ll need to show a set amount of money for each month of your course, for up to 9 months.
  • If you’re applying from overseas, or if are applying in the UK but have not been here with permission for 12 months or more, you must show that you have enough money to cover your course fees (and boarding fees, if relevant) and living costs.
  • You might not need to provide financial evidence if you’re from an exempt countrybut you should still make sure you have enough funds. UK Visas and Immigration may ask you to show that you have them.
  • You do not need to show funds if you are applying as a Student Union Sabbatical Officer or to study as a doctor or dentist in training

Additionally, there are other factors to consider such as:

  • How your finance requirement is worked out – as a student or child student
  • Types of funds you can rely on
  • What evidence is not accepted
  • Control of funds
  • Evidence you need to provide dependent on:
    • whether you have an official sponsorship
    • If you have a student loan
    • If you are using your own money
    • Money on other currencies
  • The amount of money you must show – students and child students
  • Nationalities that do not need to show financial evidence

Please be advised that the above information is not exhaustive as there are more requirements and points to consider.

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