Study Visa

What is a Student Visa?

Student Visa as the name suggests are those visas that are issued to applicants whose primary intention is to pursue studies in Abroad. While getting admission in a University is equally important but needless to say that legal documentation stands in the way of all your pursuits. Every single country across the globe has its own set of immigration laws and therefore runs as per them. These laws differ in terms of documents required for proof of financial support and other documentation requirements as well. Also, if we consider the student visa category as a whole there are broad commonalities that are present in all student visa applications. Let us have a glance at some of the important aspects of Student Visa

When to apply for Student Visa?

If you are planning to study Abroad, then to say the very least, scrupulous planning is very crucial in the case of applying for a student visa. Students are constantly encouraged to plan their admission/application process remembering college deadlines and working in reverse. Students are required to show up for English eligibility tests according to the college policy and furthermore have required documents set up for the smooth handling of their application. Consequently, students are constantly encouraged to apply 3-4 months ahead of time to stay away from any very late surge. Candidates looking for financial support, scholarships and education loans should include another couple of additional months to the procedure as these applications tend to take more time.

Classifications of Student Visas Student Visa can be classified into two different categories:

  • Student Visa Classification Based on Program’s Duration
  • Student Visa Classification Based on Type of Program/ Student

Student Visa Classification Based on Program’s Duration

Depending on the program’s duration that a student is going to undertake, student visas are classified as Short-Term Visa and Long-Term Visa. Mostly, the short-term visas are given to students who intend to take a short course of a language or a diploma course and the whole length is regularly constrained to 90 days (3 months). Long term visas, then again, are given to students who are intending to take up degree courses reaching out past the 3-month time span. These could incorporate the internships and small certification pro of a half year, etc.

Student Visa Classification Based on Type of Program/Student

Regardless of the term of the course, a few nations group the student visas on the basis of the type of student. This could be the level of degree applied for (undergrad, graduate or doctoral), exchange student or student applying for a professional/diploma certificate course. Extensively, as these visas likewise rely upon the type of course, the student is applying for, these are to some extent connected to the tenure. In any case, in these classes, the primary purpose of differentiation isn’t to what extent the program would be for. If for an example you are an exchange student, you could be going for 3month or 3 years, the classification would, in any case, be done on the sort of student and not the tenure.

Documents Required for Student Visa Application

Depending on its immigration laws, every country has a specific set of documentation requirements. Some documents that are generic are:

  • Valid Passport
  • Proof of being a bonafide student
  • Proof of financial stability
  • Proof of passing the Language Proficiency Test
  • Rest of the documentation requirements vary from one country to another as per their immigration laws and policies.


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