You can apply for a Short-term Study visa if you plan to do a short course of study in the UK such as an English language course, training course or conduct research as part of a degree course if you are studying abroad.
Please be aware that you will be unable to get a study visa to study at a state school or extend a study visa once it is expired. You also cannot bring dependent family members as they must apply for a visa themselves. It should also be noted that you cannot receive public funds during your stay.
In order to acquire eligibility for a study visa, you must meet certain requirements prior to gaining acceptance.
You must have the funds to support yourself during your stay. This means that you must have the funds at the ready to support yourself during your entire stay or have family that can support you financially during your stay. You will have no access to public funds or employment.
You must also have the funds that will either return you to your original country or to your onward destination.
You must prove that you have been accepted to study in the UK. The place of study must have a Tier 4 sponsor license.
You have the option to apply for a 6-month study visa or an 11-month study visa. You can also apply for your study visa up to 3 months prior to your travel date to the UK. You should inquire how long it takes to process your application because processing times do vary from country to country. In most cases, you must be at least 18 years of age to apply for a study visa to the UK.
Student can extend the visa in the UK if they change their study plans and wish to stay longer
Students may travel to and from the UK during the duration on the visa
Student can work part time in the UK, subject to certain restrictions
If eligible for a work-based immigration categories, the student can usually switch to a different type of visa from within the UK
Dependants can apply for dependant visas if they are government sponsored and studying a course that is over 6 months in duration.
6 month visa
11 month visa
The following table breaks down the application process into eight basic steps:
Provide a list of documentation to collate for your application, including a Preliminary Questionnaire to obtain information about you.
Drafting relevant letters and providing template letters for your application.
Liaising with your Sponsor (College) to obtain your confirmation of acceptance for the course.
Gathering all the relevant documentation from you and reviewing and advising on each document.
Covering letter will be drafted to accompany your application together with the supporting statement prepared by our company on your behalf.
Complete the online application form, pay the relevant fee and book an appointment at the visa center.
Print off the form and collect your supporting documentation and take to the visa center. You are required to have your photographs and fingerprints taken at the visa center.
You will be provided with a visa valid for the duration of the course after which you will need to leave the UK.
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