Money required for Tier 4 application

When you apply for your visa, you need to provide evidence you have enough funding. If you cannot provide specific evidence, your application will be refused.

Find out how much money you need

You need to prove you have enough money to pay the course fees for your current academic year and your maintenance requirements.

Find out how much money you need

Evidence of your finances

You need to provide the following financial evidence:

Documents you can use as evidence

Financial institutions which are accepted

UKVI do not accept evidence from all financial institutions. Your funding evidence must be from an acceptable institution. If it is not, UKVI will refuse your visa application. Check the list of institutions.

What to do if your financial institution is not accepted

  • Move your money to a financial institution the UKVI accepts.
  • Move your money at least 28 days before you make your visa application.
  • Check you meet the other requirements.

Using a bank statement as evidence

The date of your bank statement must be no earlier than 31 days before your visa application date. It must show you have had the required funds every day for a 28 day period.

If you are using more than one account, the statements must cover the same 28 day period.

The bank statement must show:

  • Your name.
  • Your account number.
  • The bank’s name and logo.
  • The amount of money. If the money is not shown in pounds sterling, you will also need to include a currency conversion document from OANDA.

Accepted bank statements

  • Paper bank statements printed on the bank’s headed paper.
  • Electronic bank statements including either:
    • a supporting letter from the bank confirming the authenticity of the statements. The supporting letter must be on bank headed paper, or
    • an official bank stamp on every page of the statement.
  • Joint bank account statements, naming you on the account with one or more other person.

Using your parent(s)/guardian's bank statement

  1. The date of the bank statement must be no earlier than 31 days before your visa application date. It must show the required funds every day for a 28 day period. 
  2. The bank statement must show:
    • The name.
    • The account number.
    • The bank’s name and logo.
    • The amount of money. If the money is not shown in pounds sterling, you will also need to include a currency conversion document from OANDA.
  3. You will need an original letter (in English) from your parent(s)/guardian confirming:
    • their relationship to you
    • confirmation that they allow you to use their money for your studies.
  4. An original birth certificate as evidence of your relationship, or an equivalent document.

Using bank letters as evidence

The date of your bank letter must be no earlier than 31 days before your visa application date. It must show you have had the required funds every day for a 28 day period.

The bank letter must show:

  • Your name.
  • Your account number.
  • The date of the letter.
  • The bank’s name and logo.
  • That the money has been in your account for 28 days.
  • That you have the required amount of money.

Translations

A professional translator must translate any documents not written in English. Each translation must include:

  • Name of translator.
  • Details of translator’s qualification.
  • Translator’s signature and date.
  • Translator’s contact details.
  • Statement: ‘I confirm this is an accurate translation of the original’.

Evidence of payments made to the University of Bristol

Using your CAS as evidence

If you have paid your tuition fees from your required funds we can include details of this on your CAS.

You do not need any other documents as proof of this payment if we include this information on your CAS.

If, after you have received your CAS, you pay more of your tuition fees, we can update your CAS to show this.

The maximum accommodation (maintenance) amount that you pay the University (not A2Dominion or Unite House) that can be shown on your CAS and deducted from your maintenance requirement is £1,265, even if you pay more. 

Payments not included on your CAS

If any payments to the University are not on your CAS, you must either:

  • submit an original paper receipt confirming how much you have paid. Online receipts are not acceptable, 
    or
  • provide a bank statement showing the payment. The bank statement must be in the format listed above.

'Low risk' applicants

The rules for 'low risk' applicants are different. Find out if you are a 'low risk' applicant, what you need to provide and when.

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