Inside the UK
If you are submitting your visa application from inside the UK, it normally takes 6-8 weeks for a decision to be made, but during busy periods it can take much longer.
Please do not book any international travel until a decision has been made as your application will be cancelled and you will not be able to re-enter the UK without your visa.
Outside the UK
If you are submitting your visa application outside the UK, it normally takes 2-4 weeks but please double check the estimated processing times in your country here.
For more information, please see the Student visa information on our website, or log an enquiry online with the Student Information Desk (via the SID tile on iExeter).