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Short Term Study for International Students

Short Term Study for International Students

There are two types of visas for International students who intend to come to the UK to study for a short programme of study.


Visitor Visa - this visa type is for students coming to the UK to study for up to 6 months


Short-Term Study Visa - this visa type is for students coming to the UK to study on an Intensive English Language Course (that lasts between 6 and 11 months)

 

English Language Requirements

Students who require a visitor visa or a short-term study visa to enter the UK are required to provide evidence that their English language skills are of an appropriate standard to ensure that they can engage, participate and achieve at the level of their intended course of study.

Glyndwr University requests that students are able to demonstrate they have competence in each of the 4 skill areas (listening, reading, writing and speaking) equivalent to B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Applicants who would like to study on an English programme at Glyndwr University are expected to meet the English language requirement for the programme as stated in the programme specification.

Visitor Visa

You can apply for a Standard Visitor Visa to enter the UK to do a short course of study of up to 6 months with an accredited UK Institution.
You may not have to apply for a visa. What you need to do depends on your nationality and what you plan to do in the UK. You can check if you need a visa by following the link below:

Check if you need to apply for a UK visa.

How Long can you stay
You can usually stay in the UK for up to 6 months


Fees and Costs
A Standard Visitor visa costs £95
There is currently no cost for non-visa nationals who apply on entry to the UK


What you cannot do on this visa
You cannot:
•    Do paid or unpaid work for a UK company or as a self-employed person
•    Live in the UK for long periods of time through frequent visits
•    Claim public funds (benefits)
•    Do a course of study that lasts longer than 6 months
•    Marry or register a civil partnership, or give notice of marriage or civil partnership.


Read the guidance for more information about what you can and cannot do with a Standard Visitor visa.

Who Can Apply
You can apply for this visa to study in the UK at an accredited institution for up to 6 months (this includes English language courses).

Document you’ll need to provide
You must provide a passport or travel document. Your passport should be valid for the whole of your stay in the UK and contain a blank page for your visa.

You will need to provide financial documentation showing that you have sufficient funds available to you to support yourself whilst you are in the UK. You will be informed of the other documents you need to provide when you apply online.

You must provide certified translations of any documents that are not in English or Welsh

You will need to provide a letter confirming your intended studies at Glyndwr University.

You’ll need to provide the following information:
•    The dates you’re planning to travel to the UK
•    Details of where you’ll be staying during your visit
•    How much you think your trip will cost
•    Your current home address and how long you’ve lived there
•    Your parents’ names and date of birth
•    How much you earn in a year (if you have an income)
•    Details of any criminal, civil or immigration offences

You might also need to provide:
•    Details of your travel history for the past 10 years
•    Your employer’s address and telephone number
•    Your partner’s name, date of birth and passport number
•    The name and address of anyone paying for your trip
•    The name, address and passport number of any family members you have in the UK.
•    ATAS certificate – if your programme of study requires it

For non-visa nationals we suggest that you have all required information/documentation with you when travelling to the UK.

How do I apply for a Visitor visa?
To submit an application / enter the UK under a Visitor visa you will need to request an invitation letter from Glyndwr University, you can request this document by emailing immigration@glyndwr.ac.uk with the following:
•    Dates of intended visit
•    The reason for the visit
•    Current passport
•    Evidence of English language ability equivalent to B2 on the CEFR
•    Glyndwr University offer letter


If you are a visa national you must obtain entry clearance as a visitor before arrival in the UK. You can apply using the link below:
https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa/apply


If you are a non-visa national you can normally seek entry under the Visitor Visa route on entry to the UK.


For more information about this visa type please visit the following links:
https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/938632/visit-guidance-v10.0ext.pdf
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visitor-visa-guide-to-supporting-documents/guide-to-supporting-documents-visiting-the-uk#demonstrating-personal-circumstances

 

Short-Term Study Visa

You can apply for a Short-Term study visa to study English Language in the UK.
This visa is for English Language courses lasting longer than 6 months and up to 11 months.

How Long can you stay
You can stay in the UK for the length of your course plus an extra 30 days as long as your stay is no longer than 11 months

Fees and Costs
It costs £186 for a Short-term Study Visa.

Healthcare Surcharge
You’ll also have to pay the healthcare surcharge as part of your online application, this will usually cost £470. This is so you can use the National Health Surcharge (NHS) in the UK.


Check how much you’ll need to pay before you apply.


What you cannot do on this visa
You cannot:
•    Study on any other course or change your course whilst you are in the UK
•    Study at a state-funded school
•    Work or carry out any business (this includes paid or unpaid work, work experience or work placements)
•    Bring family members (Dependants) with you on this visa
•    Apply for Public Funds or State Pension.
For more information about this visa type, please follow the below link:

To apply under this visa you must prove that:
•    You have been accepted on to an English Language course that lasts 11 months or less and includes no other subjects.
•    Your course is with an accredited institution
•    You have enough money to support yourself without working or help from public funds, or that relatives and friends can support and house you.
•    You can pay for your return or onward journey

Documents you’ll need to provide
•    a current passport (with a blank page for your visa) or other valid travel document
•    evidence that you can support yourself during your trip, for example bank statements or payslips for the last 6 months.
•    Details of where you intend to stay and your travel plans – you should not pay for accommodation or travel until you get your visa
•    Evidence that you’ve paid your course fees or have enough money to pay them.

How do I apply for a short-term Study visa?
To submit an application for a Short-term study visa you will need to request an invitation letter from Glyndwr University, you can request this document by emailing immigration@glyndwr.ac.uk with the following:
•    Dates of intended visit
•    The reason for the visit
•    Current passport
•    Evidence of English language ability equivalent to B2 on the CEFR
•    Glyndwr University offer letter

Once you have you invitation letter you can apply for the short term study visa by following the below link.
https://www.gov.uk/visa-to-study-english


If you have any questions about this visa route please contact immigration@glyndwr.ac.uk.


For more information about this visa type please visit the following links:
https://www.gov.uk/visa-to-study-english
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/short-term-students

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