If you are planning to visit Europe, you may have to get your hands on a Schengen Visa. Whether you are traveling for your holidays or for your uni course, continue reading to find out more about what a Schengen Visa for International Students is and how you can apply!

Schengen Visa UK: What is this?

A Guide to Applying for Schengen Visa (UK) for International Students
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The Schengen Visa is required for those UK citizens who want to stay 90 days or less in countries in the Schengen area.

The Schengen area is a group of countries in Europe. The countries involved have removed all passport restrictions for those traveling between their borders. Therefore, many students choosing to study in Europe may require a Schengen Visa.

Click here to access a full list of all the countries that typically require this visa.

How to Apply for  Schengen Visa

A Guide to Applying for Schengen Visa (UK) for International Students
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If this is your first time applying for a visa, it can be a tricky and time-consuming process. Luckily, the Schengen Visa website have broken down the application process into simple steps.

Firstly, you need to choose the correct visa type to apply for. Different visas are tailored to different purposes of trips. These types can vary from visiting family and friends or tourism to business or even study visas. Click here to read more about what a study visa is.

Next you need to find out where to apply for your chosen visa. This may depend on which country you are visiting. You must submit your application to the country you are visiting. You may submit your application to the county’s embassy, consulates, or visa centre. If you are visiting more than one country, it is recommended that you submit your application to the country you will stay in the longest or the one you will visit first.

Now, you need to pick a suitable time to apply and book your appointment. The recommend time to file your application is at least 3 weeks before you travel.

Finally, you must fill out your visa application form and dig out all the required documents.  Click here to view and download the visa application form. The documents required usually vary depending on your visa type. However, what are usually required are general documents you should have access to. These include your passport and your visa application form as well as proof of various aspects of your trip, such as proof of accommodation and your travel insurance policy.

Now all you need to do is wait for a reply! Click here to access the full list of steps for applying for a Schengen visa on the official website.

Schengen Visa Fee

A Guide to Applying for Schengen Visa (UK) for International Students
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A Schengen Visa will cost an adult traveller 80 euros at present.

However, some travellers may be entitled to a discounted or no cost. For example, students and pupils who are traveling with their teachers on a school trip should receive their visa for free. A visa for children under the age of 6 can also be purchased for free and those between the ages of 6 and 12 years have a visa cost of only 40 euros.

Schengen Visa Requirements

A Guide to Applying for Schengen Visa (UK) for International Students
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For a Schengen Visa application to be accepted, UK citizens must have a residence permit that is valid for at least 3 months before your trip’s departure date. You must also have a valid passport. Some visas also require a minimum bank balance amount. Be sure to check the requirements of the type of visa you are applying to!

Obtaining a Schengen Visa for international students can be tricky to wrap your head around. Make sure that you do appropriate research into the specific visa type that you require for your trip.

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Last Updated on October 4, 2022