Short Term Study Visa
The Short-term Study (English language) is an unsponsored route. Persons aged 16 and over can apply on this route to come to the UK for between 6 to 11 months to study with an English language course provider that is either an accredited institution, or has a student sponsor license. If you are coming to the UK to participate in an English language course that lasts for less than 6 months, apply for a Standard Visitor Visa instead. The bodies that can verify whether an institution is accredited in the UK are as follows:
- Accreditation Service for International Colleges
- Accreditation UK
- British Accreditation Council
- Education and Training Inspectorate (in Northern Ireland)
- Estyn (in Wales)
- Education Scotland
- Independent Schools Inspectorate
- Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
- Office for Students
- Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
If you are aged between 16-17 years old, you must have consent from a parent or guardian.
You must also have enough funds to reasonably support and accommodate yourself in the UK, and you also need to take a tuberculosis test if you have lived in a listed country in the 6 months prior to the date of application.
The earliest that you can apply, is 3 months before your course starts, and standard processing time is 15-business days for this visa.
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This route is for a person aged 16 or over who wants to study with a licensed sponsor on a course of further or higher education, a pre-sessional English course, a recognised foundation programme, or to take an elected post as a Student Union Sabbatical Officer.
This route is for a person aged between 4 and 17 who wants to study at an independent fee-paying school in the UK which holds a sponsor licence.
This route is for a person aged 16 and over who wants to study an English language course in the UK for between 6 and 11 months at an accredited institution.
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