Applying for a Student visa inside the UK
If you already have a UK visa, you may be able to apply for a Student visa from inside the UK. You can either apply for another Student visa (extend your visa), or switch to a Student visa from another valid type of immigration permission.
Can I apply from the UK?
If you want to apply for another Student visa (extend your visa) or switch to a Student visa, you will need to make sure you can do so from the UK.
When to apply for a Student visa from the UK
If you’re applying for a Student visa for a new programme, you can’t submit your application until 3 months before your programme starts.
How to apply for a Student visa from the UK
The process for applying for visa in the UK depends on whether you can use the UK Immigration: ID Check app. You can find this out by answering a few questions on the UKVI website.
What to do after submitting your visa application
While you are waiting to receive your new visa you should attend International Check-in, as this means you can temporarily matriculate and start your new programme.