Study visa

Aged less then 16
Aged 16-17
Aged 18 or Above
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For less Than 6 Months

Short-Term Study (Child)

For More Than 6 Months (Advisable)

Tier 4 Child

For less then 6 Month

Short-Term Study (6 Month)

For more then 6 Month (Advisable)

Tier 4 General

Choice of course level is at RQF3 (Tier 4
Child Advisable)

Tier 4 Child

For >6 Monthes and <11 Months
But English Language Courses ONLY

Short-Term Study 11
Months

For Less Than 6 Months

Short-Term Study Child

For More Than 6 Months (Advisable)

Tier 4 General

For >6 Monthes and <11 Months
But English Language Courses ONLY

Short-Term Study
(11 Months)

Short-term Study Visa (STSV):

16 years old or above, courses of maximum of 6 months Such as Intensive Foundation, Pre-Master and Pre-Doctoral.

Overview:
To be considered for a Short-Term Study visa, students must show that they have been unconditionally accepted on a course that is provided by an organisation that is accredited by a UKVI recognised accreditation body such as Cambridge Seminars College. Students must have the financial resources to accommodate and maintain themselves during their studies in the UK.

Visa Checklist For students aged 16 or above:

Short-term Study visa (6 months)

 Documents you MUST provide For the Short Ter Study Visa (STSV) complete the appropriate visa application form:

Tier 4 Visa

  • A current passport or other valid travel documentation.
  • Proof that you can support yourself and pay for your course – this will vary depending on your circumstances.
  • Proof of parental or other legal guardian consent if you’re under 18.
  • Proof of your relationship with your parent or guardian if you’re under 18.
  • Your tuberculosis test results if you’re from a country where you have to take the test
  • You need a blank page in your passport for your visa
  • You may also need to provide additional documents depending on your circumstances.

1. Student should submit an original copy of the Confirmation of Enrolment letter (Visa Letter provided by Cambridge Seminars College).

2. Short Term Study visa requirements are different to Tier 4 General/Child but in terms of maintenance requirement, the Tier 4 rules could be used as a reference, i.e. the funds available to the applicant should cover the remaining of the tuition fees as well as accommodation fees and living costs. Living Cost: £1015/month for Cambridge.

3. Evidence such as proof of relationship between the applicant and financial sponsors are required to support the visa application. This could include documents such as birth certificate or marriage certificate.

4. Documents confirming applicant and/or their financial sponsor’s employment status as well as their income could be useful evidence to support a successful application

5. Additional financial evidence relating to the applicant or their financial sponsor’s personal circumstances could also be helpful to the visa application. This could include documents proving ownership of properties, shares, dividends, automobiles etc.

6. Personal Statement elaborating the applicant’s study plan and how the course benefits the applicant’s education and career would be useful to aid Visa Office assessing the

7. Short-term Study visa cannot be extended in the UK, therefore at the end of the course you must return home before applying for a new visa. This needs to be factored in the study plan as leaving sufficient gap between the courses in order for students to return home to apply for a new type of visa, if the study plan involves further studies in the UK.

Two Visa Routes: Short Term Students & Tier 4

Applications aged 16 or above can be asked to attend an interview during their visa application process. The purpose of visa interview is to check applicant’s credibility as a genuine student and interview questions can include applicant’s reasons for choosing to study their programme in the UK, their knowledge of the chosen programme and whether they can afford their studies in the UK. These interviews can be carried out via video link with the Home Office interviewing team in the UK, face-to-face with Entry Clearance Officers based in UK Embassies/High Commissions or via telephone.

Two Visa Routes: Short Term Students & Tier 4

Applications aged 16 or above can be asked to attend an interview during their visa application process. The purpose of visa interview is to check applicant’s credibility as a genuine student and interview questions can include applicant’s reasons for choosing to study their programme in the UK, their knowledge of the chosen programme and whether they can afford their studies in the UK. These interviews can be carried out via video link with the Home Office interviewing team in the UK, face-to-face with Entry Clearance Officers based in UK Embassies/High Commissions or via telephone.

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