Student Visit Visa
UK Student Visitor Visa
Home Office has announced a new category of Student Visitor has been introduced for short-term students who wish to study in the UK. Temporary students are those who are studying on courses of 6 months duration or less.
Detail about this category:
- The category allows for short term students to take on a short period of study during their visit to the UK;
- The Student Visitor is required to meet the requirements of the rules relating to visitors;
- In addition he/she will also have to demonstrate that he/she has been accepted on a course of study provided by an organization which is included on the Register of Education and Training Providers;
- The maximum period of leave allowed in this category is six months;
- There are no provisions for Student Visitors to extend their leave in the UK or switch in-country to any other category. If they wish to follow a further course of study they must return to their home country and obtain a student visa.
- Any leave granted in this new category will be counted as a period spent as a visitor for the purposes of considering an in-country application for visitor leave.
Only those over the age of 18 may apply in this category
Eligibility for UK Student Visitor
- genuinely be seeking entry as a student visitor for the limited period you tell Home Office you require that does not exceed six months;
- have been accepted on a course of study that will be provided by an organization included on the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills’ register of education and training providers;
- leave the United Kingdom at the end of the visit you told Home Officeabout;
- support and pay for accommodation for yourself and any dependants without help from public funds; or
- ensure that you and your dependants will be supported and accommodated by relatives or friends and not take employment; and
be able to meet the cost of the return or onward journey.
You Must Not
- take employment in the United Kingdom;
- engage in business, produce goods or provide services within the United Kingdom, including selling goods or services direct to members of the public;
- study at a government-funded school;
- be a child under the age of 18;
- undertake part-time (up to 20 hours), or full-time vacation employment;
- undertake a work placement or internship (paid or unpaid) as part of your course of study; or
- extend your stay in the United Kingdom.
Switching to other category
- Existing students;
- Prospective students;
- Those here to do re-sits;
- Sabbatical officers returning to their degree studies;
- Those on the Science & Engineering Graduate Scheme (soon to be replaced
- With the new International Graduates Scheme);
- Those on the Fresh Talent: Working in Scotland scheme;
- Work permit holders