UK Student Visitor Visa

Overview

The UK Student Visitor Visa is designed for students who wish to take up a short-term course or engage in a research in the United Kingdom but are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.  However, students who are qualified to gain citizenship in Britain cannot apply for this visa category; rather, they are only allowed to file for British citizenship. 

The UK Student Visitor Visa does not permit students to work during their stay in the UK under this visa, neither does it permit students to study in a state school. The visa is valid for 6 months and cannot be extended after it expires. However, students who are up to 18 years can get a UK Student Visitor Visa valid for up to 11 months if they intend to take up a course in the English Language.

Eligibility:

Students have to meet the following requirements to be eligible for the UK Student Visitor Visa:

  • Prove that they have already been offered admission to study an accredited place in the UK.
  • Prove that they can sponsor their entry and return journey.
  • Prove that they have sufficient funds to support and cover all expenses that may be incurred during their stay.
  • Prove that they have obtained permission from their guardian or parent to study in the UK if the student is under 18 years of age.

Along with the above requirements, students are required to provide the following documents:

  • A recent passport.
  • Bank statements or any other document that proves that students have sufficient funds to support themselves.
  • Detailed contact of students’ guardian or parent.
  • Medical report.
  • Previous certificates, transcripts or references.
  • A detailed description of travel and accommodation plans.

Benefits:

  • The UK Student Visitor Visa grants students access to the UK.
  • The UK Student Visitor Visa enables students to carry out short-term research works in the UK.
  • The UK Student Visitor Visa allows students to take up short term course in the UK.

Fee Structure:

UK Student Visitor Visa costs for 6 months is £93 and for 11 months £179.



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