The UK student visa process involves several steps. First, prospective students must apply to a licensed UK educational institution and receive a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) letter. They must then submit an online application, pay the visa fee, and attend a biometric appointment to provide fingerprints and a photo. Additionally, applicants may be required to provide evidence of their English language proficiency and financial support. Once the application is processed, a decision will be made and the applicant will be notified. If approved, the student can then travel to the UK and begin their studies.