You can arrive in the UK up to one month before your PhD begins. Initially your visa will be issued as a short-term entry 'vignette' (a sticker in your passport). This will allow you to enter the UK for up to 30 days, during which time you must collect your longer-term biometric residence permit. Collecting your biometric residence permit.
Applicants should allow a minimum of six weeks for an application to be considered. International applicants who will require a visa to study in the UK should submit their application at least 3-4 months before the proposed start date.
Part-time campus based study is not available to International students who require a Tier 4 visa. However, we do offer a range of part-time Distance Learning PhD programmes. Part-time study can be ideal for those looking to gain a PhD or MPhil without leaving employment and develop their careers while they continue earning.UK Visas and Immigration is responsible for making millions of decisions every year about who has the right to visit or stay in the country, with a firm emphasis on national security and a culture.The earliest you can apply for a visa is 3 months before you start your course. You’ll usually get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks. Find out about paying for a faster decision.
Working in the UK - A Guide for International Students. by the FindAPhD Team. Although international students are allowed to work in the UK (subject to the conditions outlined below), part-time work can be difficult to find, so you should not expect to fund your studies this way.Read More
Apply for a General work visa (Tier 2) if you’ve been offered a skilled job in the UK - eligibility, fees, documents, extend or switch, bring your family, taking a second job.Read More
The total amount of time you can spend in the UK on a Tier 4 visa is capped. The limit is normally 5 years, but can be extended in some cases - particularly if you continue to a postgraduate research course, such as a PhD. In practice, this means that progressing to a PhD in the UK after a Masters is usually possible as an international student.Read More
Where a student enters their fourth year (full time) or eighth year (part time) of study and are still acquiring new data they are classified as 'continuing students' and are required to pay an amount equivalent to the annual fee. The continuation fee is due upon re-registration.Read More
Only certain visa holders may 'switch' to Tier 4 from inside the UK. If your current visa type is not listed by the Home Office, you would need to make a Tier 4 application in your home country or a country where you have immigration permission other than as a visitor.Read More
The information on this page is about visa restrictions on working. You will also need to balance the opportunities of possible part time work experience with your own wellbeing and the demands of study and keep to University guidelines. If you have a Tier 4 student visa for full-time degree level study.Read More
And, at least as important, he was supportive of the part-time endeavour, seeing it as a great way to develop innovative research with real-world relevance. I’ve found that the strength of the supervisor-student relationship is critical to the success of a part-time PhD. You should not settle for second best.Read More
This type of visa is not suitable for all part-time courses and you can only apply for a Tier 4 Part-time visa to study a course at a University in the UK if the course is at postgraduate level (RQF 7) and above. The conditions of this type of Tier 4 visa are also much more restrictive than other Tier 4 routes.Read More
If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list.Read More
PhD. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the most common type of Doctoral course, which normally takes three or four years of full-time study to complete. Part-time study is also available, as well as a Split PhD scheme, which allows you to carry out some of your research abroad. Find out more.Read More