Study in the UK
If you are an overseas national and you are looking to study in UK, obtaining a Student Visa will allow you to do this. The Student Visa is for adult students looking to study long-term whereas the Student Visitor Visa covers shorter periods of study.
There are several different types of Study Visa which you can apply for. If you are looking to study within a UK Educational Institution, for any period longer than six months, you may apply for a Student Visa. Alternatively, if your course of study runs for six months or less, you can apply for a Student Visitor Visa.
How can IAS help?
IAS have helped many international students get study visas and we can help you do the same. Our team of immigration lawyers will assess and advise on your eligibility for a UK Student Visa under the UK Immigration rules.
We will professionally compile the required documentary evidence, complete the necessary paperwork and design a Letter of Representation in support of your visa application. Your tailored Letter of Representation will specify the merits of your case, reference supporting documentation and cite relevant law, all in support of your case. We will also liaise with your university/institution and the Home Office until a decision has been made.
If you’re ready to take the first steps to study in England or study in London, get in touch with our team using our online enquiry form or by calling us at 0333 363 8577. We have offices in London, Manchester, and Birmingham, as well as in many other locations.
Why study in the UK?
The UK is home to some of the worlds best educational institutions, making it a popular destination for overseas students. With over 100 universities across the UK, you will be sure to find a place that fits your educational needs and will have a vast number of subjects to choose from. The UK educational academic standards are of high prestige, and this is recognised by employers and governments worldwide.
As well as top-class educational facilities, the UK also has a vibrant student culture. Cities such as London, Manchester and Liverpool have large student populations and communities. Student life in these cities is exciting and welcoming, with a busy nightlife and many social events catered towards students.
In the UK, degree courses also tend to be shorter than many other countries, with undergraduate courses usually lasting 3 years. There are also options for shorter 2-year courses. Individuals with degrees from UK universities also have a high rate of employability.
Last modified on July 16th, 2023 at 8:14 pm
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If your course is six-months or less, you can apply for a Student Visitor Visa. This allows you to study in the UK for up to six months, provided you are at least 18 years old and can prove that you have access to the appropriate funds.
More information on Student Visitor Visas
Yes – any child between the ages of 4 and 17 years old is eligible for a Study Visa, under the child study visa category. To be eligible, they must provide evidence that they have been accepted into an independent fee-paying school.
This application should be made from the child’s country of residence. The child can generally remain in the UK for the full length of their course and for four months after it finishes. After this, they must leave the UK unless they have applied to extend their stay or switched to another immigration category.
- advising on your eligibility for a study visa under the UK immigration rules;
- ensuring your documents are sufficient for your application;
- assessing the eligibility of your intended institution;
- obtaining your CAS number and liaising with your Sponsor;
- designing an accompanying Letter of Representation to your application. This letter specifies the merits of your case, references supporting documentation and cites relevant law, all in support of your case;
- liaising with the Home Office during your application process;
- completing each part of your application form to the highest possible standard.
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