If you’re considering studying in the UK, the Home Office have issued guidance regarding the ‘short-term student’ (STS) routes and applications are considered for entry clearance or leave to enter.
Here’s what you need to know.
(Updated as of 20 April 2020)
“The short-term study routes (previously student visitor routes) are for people who want to come to the UK to study for a short period of time on a course that does not include a work placement or work experience.”
There are 3 short-term student routes:
- short-term student (6 months) – for applicants aged 16 and over for a maximum of 6 months’ study
- short-term student (11 months) – for applicants aged 16 and over for a maximum of 11 months’ English language study only
- short-term student (child) – for applicants aged under 16 for a maximum of 6 months’ study
People should use Tier 4 of the points-based system if they want to come to the UK to study:
- an English language course that lasts longer than 11 months
- any other course that lasts longer than 6 months (other than distance learning, which is addressed under “Studying at a UK Institution by distance learning”)
- a course that includes a work placement or work experience, with the exception of electives, as in paragraph A57D(a)(iii) of the Immigration Rules
Please be advised that the above information is not exhaustive as there are more requirements and points to consider.
For more information on short-term students, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.
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