As part of our Access to Information program in this section, there will be information regarding the general conditions upon a student visitor, to enter the United Kingdom.
Visitors are not permitted to undertake a course of study without permission. Visitors who intend to undertake a short course or period of study which will be completed within their stay may apply as a student visitor. A student visitor in general can only be in the UK for a period of 6 months.
A student visitor is someone who intends to do a course of less than 6 months and who does not intend to take part-time employment or undertake a paid or unpaid work placement as part of their course. Those studying overseas for UK qualifications (distance learners who do not qualify as students) who occasionally need to visit the UK for classes or revision sessions can be considered under the Student Visitor category i.e. although the course of study might be longer than 6 months, each period of study is less than six months.