Short Term Study Visa

Individuals who want to study a short course in the United Kingdom can apply for a Short-term study visa. From 1 December 2020, this route is only for students who intend to study between 6 and 11 months. For courses up to 6 months, individuals can instead apply for a ‘Standard visitor’ visa.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be 16 or older when they apply.

  • be accepted onto an English language course that is no longer than 11 months in duration at an accredited provider. 

English language course requirements. 

The course must be taught in English. In addition:

  • the course does not need to lead to a specific qualification.

  • can be at any level. 

  • applicants are not required to have a minimum English language ability.

  • There are no minimum hours which a student must be studying. 

Restrictions

Students cannot:

  • study any other course or change their current course.

  • study at a state-funded school.

  • work or carry out any business, including unpaid work, work experience, or work placements. 

  • extend this visa.

  • bring family members.

  • apply for the state benefits (public funds)

How To Apply/ Fees

It costs  £186 to apply. The healthcare surcharge fee of £470 must be paid.

What if a short-term study visa application was refused?

Since 6 April 2021 applicants can no longer apply for an administrative review. Applicants are advised to re-apply instead.

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