Please note that all international students should submit their application by 5pm Wednesday 29th June in order to be considered for the 2022 cohort. Whilst you are able to submit an application after this date, it is highly unlikely that you will secure a visa in time to enrol on the programme this year.
As such, we strongly encourage you to submit your application ahead of Wednesday 29th June. If you are unable to meet this deadline but would still like to apply to LIS, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.
“Why do I need to submit by the 29th?”
Applying for a visa is a lengthy process which, according to Home Office rules, includes providing evidence of: (i) your financial ability to fund yourself; (ii) your current level of English.
You can read the complete rules on the government website.
Prior to getting a visa, LIS must view the required evidence in order to issue a Certificate of Acceptance of Studies or CAS. After receiving a CAS, you can order a visa appointment.
Please note that the premium service for fast visas is currently suspended and there are longer than usual waiting times for visa confirmations.
If you submit your application Wednesday 29th June we estimate that you will have a reasonable chance of getting a visa for the start of term. After this date, we consider the chance of getting a timely visa to be very small and are unlikely to issue a Certificate of Acceptance of Studies (CAS).
It is important to note that none of the advice above should be taken as legal advice. It is intended to act as a short guide for students who are interested in studying at LIS and has no broader aim.