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September 5, 2022

How To Study In The UK With A Study Visitor Visa

If you desire to travel to the UK, to perform short-term study, do a placement, undergo a short piece of research or take an exam, you may have to apply for a study visitor visa. If you happen to be a non-visa national, which means, you belong from a country that allows you to travel to the UK visa-free, you need only explain your reason for traveling to the UK to the border officer, when you step foot in the UK. You do still have to abide by all the relevant study visitor immigration rules.

What Are The Requirements For A UK Student Visitor Visa?

There are a number of criteria which you need to abide by, one of the them being able to evidence that you will leave the UK at the end of your visit, secondly, that you are able to financially support yourself while in the UK, lastly, that you have no intention of living in the UK for prolonged periods through continuous and successive visits. Moreover, depending on the type of study you choose to do in the UK, you will need to make sure you qualify for some specific conditions relevant to the reasons for the visit.




What Is The Time Limit For Staying In The UK As A Study Visitor?

A time period of 6 months is allowed to stay in the UK through the study visitor route. So, if you are planning to undergo a course, you need to make sure that it does not exceed this period unless it is a remote or online course. In those circumstances, your course can last longer than 6 months, nonetheless, you will still only be living in the UK for a period of 6 months.

Alternatively, you may want to switch to another route of studying in the UK if you wish to attend a UK school or university for a period longer than 6 months. You have the discretion of choosing from various visas such as a short term study visa (which is designated for English Language courses lasting longer than 6 months to a period of 11 months), a Student visa (for attending school or universities in the UK from the age of 16) and last but not the least a Child Student visa (for attending school in the UK between the ages of 4 and 17).

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