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.
New Tier 4 guidance published
New versions of guidance for Tier 4 sponsors and Tier 4 students has been published on 4 March 2013.
The category you choose will depend on your age, and on the length and level of the course that 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 'creating confidence - make sure that your time in the UK is safe and enjoyable'(861KB, opens in a new window) and 'Safety first - making sure your visit to the UK is safe and enjoyable' (2MB, opens in a new window) for people interested in studying in the UK.
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.
MORE NEWS AND UPDATES
- Upcoming PCS strike action - April 2013
- London Metropolitan University granted new licence for a probationary period
- Immigration fees change on 6 April 2013
- New application forms - 6 April 2013