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Students aged 18 and over who are nationals of countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland require a Short Term Study Visa to study a short academic programme for less than six months in the UK. 

Students from visa national countries can obtain a Short Term Study Visa on arrival to the UK or through an application process prior to departure from their home country.

Students from non-visa national countries must apply for and receive a Short Term Study Visa before departing from their home country.

See here for full information regarding Short Term Study Visas

Students aged 17 from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland will need to apply for a Child Visitor visa. Students must apply for this visa type before they leave their home country.

See here for full information regarding Child Visitor Visas

To check if students need to apply for a visa to study in the UK use this official UK Government tool.

To avoid any problems on arrival to the UK we recommend that all students coming to study for less than six months apply for a visa before leaving for the UK if at all possible.