Studying in the UK
This section describes the immigration categories for people from outside Europe who want to study in the UK. It describes the requirements for each category, and explains how you can apply for a visa or permission to remain in the UK as a student.
The category you choose will depend on your age, and the length and level of the course you want to study.
Our quick guide describes the different categories, and can help you to choose the correct category for you.
If you think you know which category is suitable for you, select it from the list below for more information about the requirements and how to apply.
The British council has produced 2 brochures for people interested in studying in the UK:
- Creating confidence - make sure that your time in the UK is safe and enjoyable'(861KB, opens in a new window)
- Safety first - making sure your visit to the UK is safe and enjoyable' (2MB, opens in a new window)
For adults who want to come to the UK for their post-16 education.
For children aged between 4 and 17 years old on a long course of study.
For adults who want to study a short course in the UK and will not work while they are here.
For children who want to study a short course in the UK and will not work while they are here.
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