Short-Term Study Visa
Non-EEA nationals planning to enter the United Kingdom to take short-term courses with recognised educational institutions can apply for a Short-Term Study Visa.
This specialist entry permit is designed specifically for non-EEA nationals who intend to spend no longer than 11 months studying in the United Kingdom. Where the duration of a course is 12 months or longer, the applicant will require a Tier 4 Student Visa.
Short-Term Study Visas are issued in accordance with several important restrictions that apply to all students for the duration of their visit. While studying in the UK having obtained a Short-Term Study Visa, the recipient is forbidden from the following:
Forward-planning is essential as your Short-Term Study Visa must be submitted no later than three months prior to your intended date of entry. It can take up to three weeks to learn the outcome of your application, so it pays to leave plenty of time to allow for delays and complications.
There are additional requirements for applicants under the age of 18, which include:
Your offer from an educational institution will only be deemed valid if the educational provider holds a valid Tier 4 sponsor licence. If not, the course you intend to take must be provided by an institution listed under one of the following bodies:
General Rules for Short-Term Study Visa Applicants
If your Short-Term Study Visa application is successful, you’ll be expected to abide by certain rules while studying in the United Kingdom. Examples of which include the following:
Studying in the United Kingdom can be an enjoyable, enriching and life-changing experience. Nevertheless, the legal aspects of gaining appropriate clearance to enter UK in the first place must be prioritised.
During your initial assessment with Aristone Solicitors, we’ll discuss your requirements, your current situation and the options available. We’ll help you take the next big step on your educational journey, providing the legal support you need at a price you can afford. Contact a member of our individual immigration team today to book your obligation-free consultation.
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