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Apply for Short-term Study Visit visa with Premium Visa Solutions




Our Study Visit Visa experts are the leading immigration advisors in the UK, offering comprehensive and tailored advice on all UK visa requirements and applications.

Study Visit Visa is a sub-category of Standard Visitor visa route.


If you are planning to visit the UK for a short term for up to 6 months for education or academic purpose, then you should apply for this visa category.

This visa allows you to take part in activities such as study, research, do an elective course or complete a study-abroad programme. It also allows you to sit or re-sit exams, take OSCE or PLAB tests and do clinical attachments. With this visa, you can enjoy your stay in the UK and pursue your educational goals without any hassle.

If you want to study an English language course in the UK up to 6 months, you should apply for the Standrad Visitor visa. except those who are not on visa national list.  

If you want to study an English language course in the UK for between 6 and 11 months, you should apply for the Short-term Student Visa.

Who needs to apply Study Visit visa (up to 6 months)

The UK Standard Visitor visa is a great option for those who want to visit the UK for purposes such as studying, undertaking research, or doing an elective course. It allows students to study a course, complete a study-abroad programme, sit or re-sit exams and take OSCE or PLAB tests. It also enables medical professionals to do clinical attachments in the UK. This visa offers an opportunity for those who wish to gain more knowledge and experience in their chosen field of study.

This visa is ideal for those who want to make the most of their time studying or researching in the UK:

  • Accredited Institution Visitsstudy at an accredited institution 

  • Research Visits :visiting to do a short piece of research

  • Elective Course Visits: visiting to do an elective course

  • Unpaid Clinical Attachment: Observer Post Visits for graduates from a medical, dental or nursing schools

  • OSCE & PLAB Test Visits: taking the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) test or the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test

What are Study Visit visa requirements

  • You are a visa national 

  • You are genuinely seeking entry to the UK for a purpose that is permitted by the visitor routes;

  • You satisfy the additional eligibility requirements applicable for visitors coming to the UK to study for up to 6 months;

  • You will not undertake any prohibited activities;

  • You have sufficient funds to cover all reasonable costs in relation to your visit (including travel, maintenance and accommodation costs) without working or accessing public funds;

  • You will leave the UK at the end of your visit;

  • You will not live in the UK for extended periods through frequent or successive visits, or make the UK your main home;

When to apply for Study Visit visa

Apply from outside the UK:

You need to be outside thte UK to apply for this visa. 

The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel to the UK.

It will take up to 3 weeks to receive the decision on your Study Visitor visa application. 

You may be able to receive the decision faster. This depends on what country you’re in.


Fast tracked processing times for a premium fee are:


  • within 5 working days (‘priority service’)

  • by the end of the next working day (‘super priority service’)

To discuss your UK Study Visitor Visa application please contact our expert immigration advisors on +44 7513621625 or schedule consultation below.

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