Before applying for any university abroad, you must apply for your visa at least 6 months in advance. You are expected to consult an embassy or consulate with the required documents like ID proof, scholarship certificate (if any), Letter of Recommendation, motivation letter, and language proficiency certificate. The cost to apply for a student visa ranges from $55-$1,000. It takes almost 90 to 120 days for the visas to function throughout the process of application and acceptance.