How To Apply For Your Short Term UK Student Visa

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Would you like to study a short course  in the UK such as an English language course or a training course? Check below if you are able to apply under the Short-Term Study Visa.

A Short-term Study visa can be a helpful alternative in the event that you are a non-EEA national and going to the UK for study under a half year, maybe for the accompanying purposes: 
  • as a Study Abroad/Exchange/Visiting understudy 
  • to attempt components of a course
  • to re-sit examinations 
  • going to a PhD viva
  • other short term course
Whether this is your first time applying or you have previously applied for one before iam’s experienced lawyers are here to ensure your application is straight forward and that your visa is granted.

If you have experienced a refusal of a visitor visa or in fact any visa, make sure to schedule a consultation with one of our specialist consultants in order to solve the problem and help you apply for a new visa with a guaranteed success.


If you are unsure whether the short-term study visa is for you and don't want to waste time applying for the wrong visa, make sure to check out the eligibility for Short-Term Study Visa.

Short Term & UK Visit Visas Made Simple

What you may or may not be able to do

You can:

  • do a short course of study in the UK, for example, an English dialect course or an instructional class
  • do a brief time of research as a major aspect of a degree course in the event that you are studying abroad 

You can not:

  • learn at a state school 
  • work (including work experience or work placement) or do any business 
  • extend this visa 

Short Term & UK Visit Visas Made Simple

To what extent you can remain

You can remain in the UK for: 

  • a half year - for any short course (counting English dialect courses), or brief time of research in case you're 18 or over 
  • 11 months - in case you're 18 or over and taking an English dialect course 
How long it takes
  • You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before your date of travel to the UK. 
  • You ought to get a result on your visa within 3 weeks.