International students who want to study in the UK are required to get a Student Visa. The Student and Child Student routes are the primary immigration routes for international students who wish to study full-time. These students must be sponsored by an education provider that holds a Student sponsor licence. This guide aims to provide basic information about how UK immigration laws affect international students.
How do I qualify to enter the UK as a Student?
To be classified as a student for immigration purposes you must be able to show all of the following: You are over 16 and you have been offered a place on a full-time course by a licensed student sponsor. If you are aged 4 to 17 and you want to study at an independent school in the UK, you may be eligible for a Child Student visa instead. You are going to follow a recognised full-time degree course, a course run during the week that involves at least 15 hours of organised daytime study per week, or a full-time course of study at an independent fee-paying school. You are able to pay for your course and support and accommodate yourself and any dependents without working or help from public funds You plan to leave the UK when you complete your studies. International students need a visa to enter the UK.