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Studying In The UK

Child student Visa

You can apply for a child student visa for children between 4 and 17 years old. They must be coming to the UK to be educated at an independent fee-paying school (licensed child student sponsor). Parents or guardians must be able to show they’ll have access to enough money to support them in the UK and pay for their courses. They must also have the consent of their parents/ legal guardian to study in the UK.

Student Visa

You can apply for a student visa if you are coming to the UK or already in the UK for your post-17years education and have been offered a place on a course by a licensed student sponsor. You must have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course – the amount will vary depending on your circumstances.

You must demonstrate that you can speak, read, write and understand English, and have consent from your parents if you’re 16 or 17 – you’ll need evidence of this when you apply.

Child Visitor

You can apply as a child visitor if you are 17 years old or under and you want to come and study in the UK for up to 6 months.

You cannot switch and apply for a (Child) student visa while you are in the UK as a child visitor. If you want to apply for a (Child) student visa, you must apply from the country you live in.

Student Visitor

You can apply for a standard visitor visa as a student visitor if you are 18 years old or over, if you want to come and study in the UK for up to 6 months, and you do not want to work while you are here.

You cannot switch and apply for a (General) student visa while you are in the UK as a student visitor. If you want to apply for a (General) student visa, you must apply from the country you live in.

Extensive documentation is needed to prove each requirement. To ensure your Student Visa application satisfies the requirements of the Immigration Rules and discuss further with our specialist lawyers contact our Personal Immigration team on +44 8453 190 951 or +44 20 7732 5457 or complete our enquiry form.