The Short Term Study visa allows you to enter the UK and study for a period of up to six months. It is much cheaper to arrange than a Tier 4 visa and does not have the volume or complexity of regulations that a Tier 4 visa has. You can see a full list of visa conditions for a Short Term Study visa here.
Please note: a Short Term Study visa can only be applied for outside of the UK; it is generally restricted to 6 months, cannot be extended and prohibits work (paid or unpaid).
You are eligible for a Short Term Study visa if:
Please see here for a full list of documents that you will need to provide. These will be dependent upon your circumstances and therefore differ from student to student.
The below list is not exhaustive but will apply to the majority of applicants for the Short Term Study visa:
Please note: If you are under 18 years old there are additional requirements in order to successfully apply for the Short Term Study visa.
You must apply for the Short Term Study visa online here.
Please note: you must have left the UK before applying for a Short Term Study visa. If you make the application from inside the UK it will be refused.