Arriving to the UK before getting a visa

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Hi, I want to ask if it's possible/legal to travel to the UK as a tourist from Asia (with no visa) and get a student visa within 6 months then start my university studies there? This is because Covid made it nearly impossible to get a Tier 4 Visa in my home country before university starts.
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Hi, I want to ask if it's possible/legal to travel to the UK as a tourist from Asia (with no visa) and get a student visa within 6 months then start my university studies there? This is because Covid made it nearly impossible to get a Tier 4 Visa in my home country before university starts.
No, for two reasons.

You need a valid student visa to enrol on your course.

You must apply for that visa from outside the UK (although not necessarily in your own country).
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