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Tier 4 Students

Short Term Studying

You can apply for a Short-term study visa if:

- you’re doing a short course of study in the UK
- you’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
- you have been offered a place on a course in the UK at an accepted place of study
- you have enough money to support yourself without working or help from public funds, or - that relatives and friends can support and house you
- you can pay for your return or onward journey

How long can I stay in the UK on a short-term study visa?

You can stay in the UK for the length of your course or research. You may be allowed to stay an extra 30 days if your total stay in the UK would be no more than 6 months, or no more than 11 months if you’re both:

- 16 or over
- studying an English language course

Your visa will say how long you are allowed to stay in the UK.

What am I allowed to do on a short-term study visa?

You can:

- do a short course of study in the UK, such as an English language course or a training course
- do a short period of research as part of a degree course if you are studying abroad

You cannot:

- study at a state-funded school
- work or carry out any business (this includes work experience or work placements, unless - - the placement is an eligible medical, veterinary or dentistry elective)
- extend this visa
- bring family members (‘dependants’) with you - they must apply separately
- get public funds

Is there a fee?

Yes. It costs £97 for a 6 month visa, and £186 for an 11 month visa.

Long Term Studying

You can apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK if you’re 16 or over and you:

- have been offered an unconditional place on a course
- can speak, read, write and understand English
- have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course - the amount will vary depending on your circumstances
- are from a country that’s not in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland

Which courses can I take on a Tier 4 visa?

You can do a course that’s one of the following:

- full-time leading to a qualification that’s at least level 6 on the Ofqual register
- part-time leading to a qualification that’s at least level 7 on the Ofqual register
- an overseas course of degree level study that’s equal to a UK higher education course and is being run by an overseas higher education institution
- full-time, with at least 15 hours per week of organised daytime study, leading to a qualification which is at least level 3 on the Ofqual register
- a recognised foundation programme as a postgraduate doctor or dentist
- an English language course at level B2 or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

How long does it take to hear back after I have applied for my Tier 4 (Student visa)?

You will normally get a response to your application within 3 weeks.

Is there a visa fee?

It costs £348 to apply for this visa from outside the UK. You will also have to pay the immigration health surcharge. If you want to bring dependants with you, you must pay £348 per person.

Family Members of Students

Your family members (dependants) might be able to apply to join or remain with you in the UK if they’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA)or Switzerland.

A dependant is either:

- your husband, wife or civil partner
- your unmarried or same-sex partner
- your child under 18 years old - including if they were born in the UK during your stay

You can apply to bring a dependant to the UK if you’re:

- sponsored by a higher education institution on a course at level 7 on the Ofqual register or above that lasts 9 months or more
- a new government-sponsored student on a course that lasts longer than 6 months
- a Doctorate Extension Scheme student

You must show that your dependants can be financially supported while they’re in the UK. Each dependant must have a certain amount of money available to them - this is in addition to the money you must have to support yourself. The amount of money you need depends on:

-
the length of your course
- where you’re studying in the UK
- whether you’ve finished a UK course or are currently studying

Is there a visa fee?

If you want to bring dependants with you, you must pay £348 per dependant. They will also have to pay the immigration health surcharge.

Can you help me?

Yes. We can assist you with the application. You can contact us
here or send us a question on WhatsApp.


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