Most types of immigration permission allow you to study in the UK.
The categories aimed specifically at students are Tier 4 (of the Points-Based System) and the short-term student route.
We provide information about:
• the Tier 4 (General) student route
for students aged 16 and older
• the short-term student
route for students who want to study courses that are up to 6 months long or English language courses up to 11 months long
• how to deal with immigration problems, including what to do if you lose your passport or biometric residence permit
or if your education provider closes
If you are aged 18 or under and want to study at an independent school, the Tier 4 (Child) student route might be appropriate for you. We do not describe the requirements for Tier 4 (Child) students, but you can find the information you need and links to application forms on the UK Visas and Immigration website