Apply for Short term study in the UK
The short-term study visa is perfect for those individuals who wish to come to the UK with the sole intention of studying. It is possible to obtain a visa up to 11 months (for individuals under 18 this visa is capped to 6 months). However, while it is possible to obtain an 11-month visa, the period itself will depend on how long your course in the UK will last.
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- Must be a non-European national
- If aged under 18 must have permission
- Must have sufficient funds
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UK Short term study visaShort-term study visa is for those who wish to study temporarily study in the UK.
To come to the UK under this type of visa you must be:
-Over 18 years (if you wish to study for 11 months, under 18 can study up to 6 months
-You are enrolled abroad that is at least equivalent to the level of a UK bachelor’s degree, you can enter up to 6 months to do research
-A non-European national
For short-term study visa you must be have a place to study (be enrolled) and have accommodation arranged for you.
Under this visa you can:
-Do a short course of study in the UK such as English language
-Do a short period of research as part of a degree course if you are studying abroad
Under this visa you cannot:
-Study in a public school
-Extend this type of visa
-Bring family members with you
-Get public funds
Requirements for Short term study visaFor this type of visa you must show that you:
-Have been offered a place on a course in the UK at an accepted place of study
-Have enough money to support yourself without working or help from public funds, or that friends or relatives can house you
-Can pay for your return or onward journey
For those who are under 18 must:
-Have arrangements made for travel and stay in the UK
-Have permission from a parent or legal guardian to study in the UK
The documents you must provide must be:
-Evidence that you can support yourself during your trip e.g.. Bank statements or payslips for the last 6 months
-Details of where you will stay during your time in the UK
-Pass a Tuberculosis (TB) test
-Parent or legal guardian contact details
You will have to provide proof of the course you are studying, these documents include:
-Letter of acceptance
-Accommodation letter (if the school is providing it)
You may also submit additional documents:
-Previous studies (e.g. academic certificates, references or transcripts
-English language qualifications
-Permission to be in the country you are applying from (if you are not a national of the country you are applying from)
-Financial sponsor’s occupation, income, savings or funds that will support your studies.
FAQ Short Term Study
1How long can I stay in the UK?
If you are over 18 you can stay up to 11 months in the UK (if you are under 18 you can spend up to 6 months in the UK). Please note, this visa is not extendable, in other words if you stay in the UK for 6-11 months you will have to leave at the day that y
2Where can I study under this visa?
Can be accepted on a course with an education provider that holds a Tier 4 Sponsor licence. Otherwise your course will ned to be held at an educational institution that has proper accreditation (for instance, Independent Schools Inspectorate).
3How much money will I need?
You will have to cover your cost for tuition and accommodation. The immigration rules do not state how much money a person will need a month in this type of visa route. To calculate such amount necessities as phone bills, food, travel costs and etc. shoul
4When can I apply for short-term study visa?
You can apply 3 months from the start of your course.
5Can I bring my family with me?
No, under this route you can only come alone. Your family would need to apply separately.
6What can I do with this visa?
With this type of visa you are only allowed to study in your enrolled educational institution.
- February 19, 2019