If you require a visa to enter the UK, a Standard Visitor visa is necessary for courses up to 6 months. For courses of a maximum of 11 months a Short-term Study Visa is required for entry to the UK. Key points of the Short-term Study visa are summarised below – further details on the government website here.
- Study for up to 11-months if you are aged 16 years or over
- Applications to be made from your home country, prior to arrival
- Visa nationals (including Columbia, Russia, Thailand and Turkey) studying less than 6-months should apply for entry clearance before travelling
- Non-visa nationals (including Brazil, Japan, Korea and Mexico) studying less than 6-months can make visa applications at the UK arrival airport
- Process time approximately 3-weeks (15 working days)
- Costs from £97 per-application
If you are applying for a Short-term Study Visa there will be some documentation you need to provide. Therefore, here is a list of documents required. Importantly, our staff assist with visa documents for hundreds of students every year and will help you with the process. Our team will ask you to provide payment and a digital copy of your passport.
Students with a Short-term study visa for longer than 6 months, must collect a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) in their first 10 days in the UK. If you do not, you can only stay in the UK for 30 days. For more information on the BRP visit the government website here.
If you have a stamp in your passport which tells you to register your arrival in the UK, you will need to register with The Overseas Visitors Records Office, and then attend an appointment at Brandon House.
Brandon House is open from 09.00 – 16.00 Monday to Friday. The telephone number is 020 7230 1208. The address is 323 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1JL.
The nearest tube station is Borough, on the Northern Line.
We can supply a letter on official headed paper with the details to prove that you are studying with us. For full details of how to register click here.