I am an exchange student in the UK for January- May 2015. I have a Pakistani passport. My visa here ends July 1. I want to do an Europe tour, or at least go to one or two countries, after my exams end in May but there's a strict restriction- If you are applying from the UK, your UK residence permit must be valid for three months after your trip ends.
I understand the logic behind this- so people don't seek asylum there. But, what if I am only here for a short time? Can I show my return ticket back home to Qatar (where I live)? I have to go back and complete my studies anyways. This is tricky because only a very small number of people can apply for a Schengen visa from the UK and only during an exact time, eh?