SI-UK’s experienced visa consultants are registered with the Home Office.
If you wish to study at a UK university, college and language school then you will need to apply for a visa. Applying for a visa is normally the last hurdle in the admissions process; however it is essential that students start preparing for it immediately, saving stress later in time.
Before preparing your application, you will need a number of different documents (all original copies) to prove who you say you are. These include:
If you are deemed to be in a low-risk country by the Home Office, you might not even need to send in all of the above to obtain your visa. Be sure to have them ready though, just in case. All visa application forms are now available on the Home Office online portal.
In 2019 the UK Government announced that international students who successfully complete an undergraduate degree in the UK may stay in the country for a further two years.
The new scheme aims to provide greater opportunities to international students who wish to remain in the UK after the successful completion of their degree and, after issuing over 250,000 study visas to international students wishing to study in the UK last year - 13% higher than the preceding 12 months - the UK remains a premier global study destination.
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|Types of student visa
|Who can apply?
You can apply for a Student visa to study in the UK if you’re 16 or over and you:
|Student visa (family members)
Your partner and children (‘dependants’) may be able to apply to come to the UK or stay longer in the UK. You must be one of the following:
|Child Student visa
You can apply for a Child Student visa if you’re between 4 and 17 years old and you want to study at an independent school in the UK. You must:
You can visit the UK as a Standard Visitor for tourism, business, study (courses up to 6 months) and other permitted activities.
|Short Term Study
You can apply for a Short-term study visa to study English language in the UK on courses lasting between 6-11 months.