Obtaining a Visa for entry into the UK

Some students need a visa to enter the UK. If you are not sure about this please email or call us and we will advise you. You need to get a visa or what is sometimes called ‘entry clearance’ into the UK by applying to your nearest British High Commission or British Embassy.
Cambridge Law Studio has successfully passed inspection for the purposes of allowing students to enter the UK in order to study on our legal English courses. The rules set out by the UK immigration authorities are as follows:

All UK schools now need to be accredited in order to issue students with offer letters for the purposes of obtaining a visa. Cambridge Law Studio has been inspected by the ASIC as a Premier Status College. Our registration number is AS37074/0609.

As our courses are for less than 6 months we are advised by the UK Border Agency that our students require a SHORT TERM STUDENT VISA.

To obtain a Short Term Student Visa you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be able to demonstrate that you have the financial resources to support yourself in the UK
  • have no intention of staying in the UK for longer than 6 months or applying to stay longer
  • have no intention of working in the UK, even if the work is unpaid
  • have been accepted on a course listed on the register of education and training providers

It is very important to point out that we have been told that any of our students applying under Tier 4 will AUTOMATICALLY BE REFUSED A VISA. This is because Tier 4 applies only to students who wish to enter the UK for six months or more. Therefore, please DO NOT apply to enter the UK under Tier 4. Please DO apply for a Short Term Student Visa.

If you wish to study in the UK and stay for longer than 6 months or you wish to work in the UK you must enter the UK as a student and not a short-term student.

Passport

You can find specific and up-to-date information about the terms of your visa here:

https://www.gov.uk/study-visit-visa/overview

Useful website addresses for further information on all types of visa are:

The UK Border Agency Visa Services website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

The UK Council for International Student Affairs website at: http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/

Flight patterns

Citizens of the EEA

If you are a citizen of the European Economic Area (the EEA) you do not need a visa to enter the UK. The EEA member states are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

*Switzerland is not a member of the EU or the EEA but Swiss nationals have rights which are similar to those of nationals of EEA countries and do not require a visa to enter the UK.

Travel Information

By Coach

The journey will take approximately 50 minutes and cost around £13 for a single fare and £15 for a return. For coach timetables, please visit www.nationalexpress.com.

By Train

The journey will take approximately 35 minutes and cost around £11 for a single fare and £13.50 for a return. For train timetables, please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

By Taxi

If you would like a taxi pick-up service from the airport to Cambridge please email your flight number, arrival date and arrival time to info@airportlynx.co.uk. This will cost around £56 including the airport parking fee; this must be paid to the driver in cash.

By Coach

The journey will take approximately three hours and cost around £26 for a single fare and £42 for a return. For coach timetables, please visit www.nationalexpress.com.

By Train

The journey will take approximately two and a half hours and cost around £43 for a single fare and £73 for a return. You must change trains at London Paddington and take the underground (tube) to London King’s Cross. For train timetables, please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

By Taxi

If you would like a taxi pick-up service from the airport to Cambridge please email your flight number, arrival date and arrival time toinfo@airportlynx.co.uk. This will cost around £107 including the airport parking fee; this must be paid to the driver in cash.

By Coach

The journey will take approximately four and a half hours and cost around £20 for a single fare and £50 for a return. Some services change at Heathrow. For coach timetables, please visit www.nationalexpress.com.

By Train

The journey will take approximately two and a half hours and cost around £29 for a single fare and £42 for a return. You must change trains at London Victoria and take the underground (tube) to London King’s Cross. For train timetables, please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

By Taxi

If you would like a taxi pick-up service from the airport to Cambridge please email your flight number, arrival date and arrival time toinfo@airportlynx.co.uk. This will cost around £127 including the airport parking fee; this must be paid to the driver in cash.

Luton Airport, Norwich airport and Southend airport are other regional airports in the East Anglia region. If you use these, a taxi is the best option for travel to Cambridge.

The A14 road connects Cambridge to Harwich, the major east coast ferry port serving the Hook of Holland, Ebsjerg and Hamberg. (See www.a2btravel.com). There is a train service from Harwich to Cambridge (see www.nationalrail.co.uk for a train timetable).

Cambridge Online City www.colc.co.uk/about/visitors.html

The University of Cambridge provides a comprehensive guide to the Cambridge local area www.cam.ac.uk/cambarea

A local evening newspaper is available online at www.cambridge-news.co.uk

If you require a map please visit http://maps.google.co.uk