This section describes the immigration category of student visitor, and explains who can come to the UK as a student visitor.
The information here is based on paragraphs 56K-56M of the Immigration Rules.
If you are an adult and you want to undertake a short course of study in the UK (such as a beginner's English Language course or a work-related training course), you might be able to come here as a student visitor.
If you want to study a longer course, or you want to work (including on a work placement) alongside your studies, you should apply under Tier 4 (General) of the points-based system. We have produced a quick guide to help you decide which is the correct immigration category for you.
Student visitors are allowed to come to the UK for 6 months (or 11 months if they will be studying an English Language course). When you enter the UK, we will stamp the duration of your permission to stay in your passport. You cannot extend your stay beyond this period.
Find out whether you meet the requirements to be astudent visitor.
Information about documents that will support your application to enter the UK as a student visitor.
Find out whether you need to apply for a visa as astudent visitor.
Find out how to apply for a visa as a student visitor.
This page explains whether you can appeal if you are refused permission to enter the UK as a student visitor.