Congratulation on getting your offer. We are from Vermont and my daughter is finishing up her 3rd year at St. Andrews University in Scotland. When she applied for her student visa we had a letter from the school stating what the tuition and room and board would cost. We then enclosed with the visa application a letter from our lender showing we had accepted a loan enough to cover both tuition and room and board, and she got her visa. As far as your boyfriend I don't see why he couldn't draw up a letter stating he is offering you room and board as well, although he may need to show that he has an extra room. If he only has a one bedroom flat I think that would draw suspicion that you are really only applying for uni to be with your boyfriend. I don't know enough about immigration and visas to advice you on that, so I would recommend definitely checking with Joppa regarding your living sitituation. Best of luck to you.Hi everyone! I have been reading the forum a long time and have posted a few questions and haven't seen too much about international students at universities on here...
I am very happy to say that I just received my acceptance to start my graduate program in the UK in September!
The university is and will be very helpful with obtaining my student visa but I do have a few questions about finances. I have read over the UKBA site for student visas and applying seems fairly simple but the hardest part is having funds to support myself for the entire year there. (My program runs September to September.)
I do have a boyfriend that lives in the UK, which is a partial reason I chose to apply to graduate programs there, so my main question is, can I use him as a sponsor since I do not have adequate funding to support myself? I will be living with him and he will be paying our rent, so I am not sure of what to do. (He is currently looking to move and change jobs to somewhere close to the university.) I do not want to chance getting denied my visa to study because of this. I have spent alot of time working towards and applying to schools and feel so honored to have been selected for this program and I can not wait to begin it.
So I guess to wrap it up and make it a bit simpler.. should I just make sure to have enough loans to cover myself and not have mention of him? :confused2:
It is not super clear on the UKBA site if I need to provide them with proof of housing.
Thanks for anyone who takes the time to read this and that has any helpful information! I am feeling completely overwhelmed and excited! And I would love to hear experiences from anyone who is an international student!