Short-term study visa
You can apply for a Short-term study visa if:
- you’re doing a short course of study in the UK
- you’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
- you meet the other eligibility requirements
You must prove 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 relatives and friends can support and house you
- can pay for your return or onward journey
If you’re under 18 you must also:
- have made arrangements for your travel and stay in the UK
- have permission from your parent or guardian to study in the UK
Documents you must provide:
When you apply you need to provide:
- a current passport or other valid travel identification
- evidence that you can support yourself during your trip, for example bank statements or payslips for the last 6 months
- details of where you intend to stay and your travel plans - you should not pay for accommodation or travel until you get your visa
- your tuberculosis (TB) test results if you’re from a country where you have to take the test and you’re coming to the UK for more than 6 months
- contact details for at least one parent or guardian in your home country (if you’re under 18 years old)
Apply for the Visa:
- You must apply online for a Short-term study visa.
- You need to have your fingerprints and photograph (known as ‘biometric information’) taken at a visa application centre as part of your application.
Note:You may be able to get your visa faster or other services depending on what country you’re in - check with your visa application centre.