International Students

We bring you: UK Study Visa - The essential app for planning your study in the UK.

We bring you: UK Study Visa - The essential app for planning your study in the UK.

Download Free UK Study Visa App Here

We are proud to be the provider of an independent ratings and review resource for students looking to stay in private halls, and as a result we have developed a certain level of expertise when it comes to accommodation.

Yet we find ourselves answering all manner of enquiries regarding the student experience, from how to navigate the London tube, to where best to go out dancing in Bolton!

One request for help we noticed popping up time and again from international students was advice regarding visas.

We weren’t fully aware of all the particulars of the UK visa system, and our crew manning the helpdesk were sometimes reluctant to advise on such a complicated issue. So that’s why we made the decision to invest our time in a research project to get right to the heart of the matter. After studying the literature provided by the home office it soon became apparent why it was so confusing to people; although the information was comprehensive it wasn’t very accessible.

That's when the concept came to us of creating a user friendly app that could assist in the process. We were fortunate that one of our live chat operators, Oscar, was also a computer wizz and together with our content team embarked on putting together the UK Study Visa app.

After much painstaking work here it is; a free gift to all who want to download it. It is a companion tool for all you prospective students around the world considering study in the UK, and Hallbookers way of welcoming you to our little isle, which just so happens to be full of excellent universities!


Our easy to use search tool will help you find the right visa for your needs and give you essential information and guidance on how to apply for it.

The search tool covers every type of course in the UK - from short language school summer courses - to full time undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and everything in between.

Wherever you are from in the world - or whatever age you are - our search options will cover your particular case and provide a simple route to your visa application.

We also have a set of unique tools that help you find information on and make decisions about where to study in the UK - as well as a cost calculator to help you plan your budget for your study stay.

You can search by university and calculate the average accommodation and living costs in that particular city.

  • Easy to use search facility to find the correct visa for your UK study needs.
  • Easy to find, simple and clear information on the requirements for your visa application.
  • Clear information on your legal status for paid employment during your stay in the UK.
  • Clear information on legal length of stay outside your course dates.
  • University ranking comparison tool.
  • Easy to use and comprehensive accommodation price guide tool for every UK university city.
  • Cost of living calculator.
  • Unique cost of living vs official ranking evaluation tool for every UK university.


Our visa finder tool will guide you through the visa process. You will learn about the requirements you’ll need for your specific visa. What documents you’ll need for your application and any extra special details that may apply to you based on your country of origin. You can then proceed directly from the app to the official GOV.UK online visa application process and start your journey to living and studying here in the UK.

You’ll find easy to read and understand information on your rights to find paid work during your stay as well as the time you can legally stay in the country both before and after your course starts and finishes.


Use our dynamic infographic tool to help you evaluate which UK university could be the best choice for your study needs and budget. Compare room type costs in any UK university city against official Guardian Newspaper university league tables to give you a guide to the best value for money college for your needs.


Enter any university of your choice into our built in budget calculator to get an estimate of your accommodation and other living costs during your stay in the UK. See how far your money will stretch and try different universities to suit your budget.

Written by
Content Team
The Hallbookers in-house content creation team.