Generally, students coming to the UK either apply for a short-term student visa or for a Tier 4 (General) visa. The type of visa you will apply for is normally based on the length of your course in the UK.
- Tier 4 (General) student Visa
- The Tier 4 (General) student visa is for individuals who are over 16 years of age and want to study English language in the UK for longer than 11 months or a course at or above foundation degree level.more
- Tier 4 (Child) Student Visa
- Not all fee-paying schools can admit non-EEA students. Only schools with a Tier 4 sponsor licence can issue students with a confirmation of acceptance for studies which students must obtain in order to apply for immigration permission as a Tier 4 (Child) student.more
- Short-term study Visa
- The short term student visa is for students who are studying for short periods of time at a Tier 4 institution.more