Do I need a visa to study in the UK?
If you're an international student (not from the UK) then you'll likely need a visa to study here. If you're from the European Economic Area or Switzerland, you'll also need a visa, unless you have (or are eligible for) a status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
In order to come to the UK to study, you'll need to apply for one of these visas:
- Student visa: this visa is generally for students studying on a full-time course lasting longer than six months
- Visitor visa: this visa allows students to study on accredited short courses of up to 6 months, including retakes and exam re-sits
- Short-term study visa: this visa is for students studying an English language course – lasting between 6-11 months
- Once you've completed your studies, you'll also be able to apply for a Graduate visa.