The Short-Term Study Visa is intended for visitors who wish to take short courses of study of up to six (6) months duration in the United Kingdom. This visa type may be appropriate for those who plan to complete a short-term English language course, but do not wish to take part-time work or extend their visas.

Short-Term Study Visitor Visa Basic Requirements

To come to the United Kingdom as a Short-Term Study Visitor, applicants must have:

  • Been offered a place on a course at a UK educational institution,
  • Sufficient funds to support yourself without working or help from public funds,
  • Sufficient funds to fund their return or onward journey,
  • If the applicant is under 18 years of age, the applicant must make arrangements for travel and stay in the UK and have permission from their guardian or parent(s) to study in the UK.

Short-Term Study Visitor Visa Entitlements

If successful, visa holders will be allowed to enter the UK for up to six (6) months to eleven (11) months, depending on the case to pursue the short term course.

They are not allowed to undertake part-time work and will not be able to extend their stay in the UK as a student visitor.

What are the Processing Time and Costs?


Choose from either a fully managed service for peace of mind, or a purchase an in-depth application guide to help you manage your own visa application with minimal difficulites. Click below for a more detailed overview of what is included in the fees.


These services include:

Consultations Unlimited
Online support Unlimited
Stage 1 - Personalised Assessment
A detailed assessment of your personal circumstances to see if you meet the visa requirements
Advice about any factors that may increase the likelihood of the application being successful
Recommendations of alternative visa types more aligned with your personal circumstances
A personalised assessment summary for your own records and to use for future reference.
Step-by-step advice on collecting necessary supporting documents so that you don't miss any important details.
Stage 2 - Pre-application Preparation
Your migration consultant working with you to ensure you obtain and provide the necessary documents
A detailed check of all the supporting evidence you provide; ensuring the basic requirements can be satisfied
A personal consultation with you to prepare your application; making certain that all information is thorough.
Assistance with completing the required application forms to make sure that all your forms are filled in accurately.
A Practical guide to United Kingdom with relevant information to help you settle into your new life with ease.
A customised in-depth visa application guide designed to help you manage your visa application with minimal difficulties.
Stage 3 - Visa Application Submission
A final review of your draft application forms and all the necessary documentation to ensure your application is complete
A supporting letter written to relevant Government authorities (where required).
Preparation and guidance on submitting your application to the relevant Responsible United Kingdomn Authorities
Advice on what to expect after the visa application is submitted.
Stage 4 - Visa Application Processing
Detailed advice at each stage of the application processing
Your migration consultant closely monitoring the progress of your application until the Government authorities reach a decision and providing you with regular updates.
Your migration consultant dealing with and responding to Government requests on your behalf.
Stage 5 - Post Government Decision
Notifying you of the results of your application once a decision has been made
Guidance on best practices and future options on the next phase of your journey.


Government Main Application Fee £516 £1033
Government Partner Application Fee N/A N/A
Government Child Application Fee N/A N/A
Processing Time 1-3 weeks 1-8 weeks

* All fees and processing time are obtained from government sources