Short-Term Study Visa
If you wish to study the English language in the UK, a Short-Term Study Visa will enable you to take up an English Language course that lasts longer than 6 months and up to 11 months.
A Short-Term Study Visa will allow you to stay in the UK for the length of your course plus an extra 30 days, provided that your stay is no longer than 11 months in total.
You will not be able to bring family members with you on this Visa.
What Are The Eligibility Requirements To Apply For A Short-Term Study Visa?
In order to be eligible for a Short-Term Study Visa, you must:
- Be aged 16 or above;
- Apply from outside the UK;
- Have been offered a place on an English Language course by an Accredited Institution;
- Provide written evidence from the course provider of your acceptance onto the English Language course (that does not include any other subject) that lasts no longer than 11 months;
- Intend to leave the UK within 30 days of the end of your English Language course, or at the end of 11 months, whichever is sooner;
- Have enough money to maintain and accommodate yourself without recourse to public funds;
- Prove that you have enough funds for your return or onward journey from the UK;
- Pay for your course fees or have enough funds to pay for your course fees at the date of Application:
- Have parental consent from your parents or legal guardian if you are aged 16 or 17 on the date of Application.
What Is An Accredited Institution?
An Accredited Institution can either be an Accredited UK Institution or an eligible overseas provider if you’re studying in the UK as part of an overseas course.
Accredited UK Institutions must either have a Student Sponsor Licence or a valid accreditation listed by one of the following:
- Accreditation Body for Language Services
- Accreditation Service for International Colleges
- Accreditation UK
- British Accreditation Council
- Education and Training Inspectorate (in Northern Ireland)
- Estyn (in Wales)
- Education Scotland
- Independent Schools Inspectorate
- Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
- Office for Students
- Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
Eligible overseas providers must hold their own National Accreditation, offer no more than half of their educational programmes in the UK and offer programmes that are equivalent to a UK degree.
Interested To Find Out More?
Our immigration lawyers can work with you throughout the lifecycle of your Short-Term Study Visa, ensuring that you are in a position to successfully satisfy the necessary requirements.
Garth Coates Solicitors is one of London’s most respected immigration law firms. We have helped many individuals with their Short-Term Study Visa Applications and have gone the extra mile in liaising with the respective Accredited Institution to ensure that all Immigration Matters are resolved prior to the start date of enrolment.
Our founding partner, Garth Coates, spent many years working in the Home Office as an Immigration Caseworker. This experience has given him a unique understanding as to what immigration decision-makers are looking for when approving Visa Applications.
Established in 2008, Garth Coates Solicitors is a leading Immigration Law Firm that can provide professional legal advice to ensure that your Application satisfies the strict requirements of the Immigration Rules.
Our team of legal professionals offers comprehensive and considered advice to enable our clients to make informed choices. We strongly believe that our clients deserve the best; we take our responsibilities very seriously to ensure that client satisfaction is achieved by providing a professional yet friendly legal service. We aim to resolve all immigration matters brought to us by working diligently and together with our clients, keeping them informed of the progress of their cases at all stages. Our outstanding success rate is maintained thanks to the high standard of our work.
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