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In order to qualify for the student visa, you will need to satisfy the following:
You are 16 years old or over.
You have been offered an unconditional place on an approved course with a licensed student sponsor.
You can read, write, speak and understand English at level B2 (if studying at degree level) or Level B1 (if studying below degree level).
You have enough money to support yourself during the duration of your studies.
You have enough money to pay for the course without relying on public funds.
You have consent from your parents if aged 16 and 17 years old.
You meet the course requirements.
Child Student Visa
The child student visa is for those aged between 4 and 17 who wish to study at an independent school in the UK which has an approved sponsor.
In order to qualify for the child student visa, the following need to be met and satisfied:
You are aged between 4 and 17.
You have been offered an unconditional place on an approved course of study at an independent school holding a valid student sponsor licence.
Suitable arrangements are in place for your care and reception within the UK.
You have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course without relying on public funds.
You have the consent of your parent(s) or legal guardian;
Parent of a child Visa
The Parent of a Child Student Visa will allow one parent to come to or stay in the UK to care for their child or children where the child is studying at an independent fee-paying school under a Child Student Visa.
In order to qualify for a Parent of a Child Student visa, you will need to satisfy UK Visas & Immigration that:
You are aged 18 or over.
You are the parent of a child who has, or is at the same time applying for, entry clearance or permission to stay as a Child Student.
The Child Student’s other parent is not in the UK and is not seeking to come to the UK.
The Child Student is aged between 4 and 11 years old and has, or is at the same time applying for, entry clearance or permission to stay, as a Child Student.
You intend to live with the Child Student during your stay in the UK.
You have enough money to support yourself without relying on public funds.
You do not intend to make the UK your main home and have sufficient funds to maintain your main home outside the UK.
There are financial requirements that need to be met by the parent. You will need to show that you have £1560 for each month of your intended stay, up to a maximum of 9 months and £625 for each child, up to a maximum of 9 months other than the child student.
Short-term student visa (English language)
The Short-term Student Visa (English Language) is a route for individuals aged 16 and over who want to study an English language course in the UK between 6 and 11 months without a student sponsor but at an accredited institution.
If you wish to study a course or complete a period of research that will last less than 6 months then the UK also offers a shorter 6-month Short-term Student Visa. This route can also be used by persons who wish to re-sit an examination, retake a module or take an oral examination as part of a PhD qualification. There is also a Short-term Student (Child) route which is available to persons under the age of 16.
In order to qualify for a Short-term Student Visa, you will need to satisfy UK Visas and Immigration that:
You are aged 16 or over.
You are outside the UK.
You have been accepted onto an English language course (that does not include any other subject) at an accredited institution that will last no longer than 11 months.
You have paid your course fees or have enough funds to pay your course fees.
You do not intend to undertake a course of study of longer than 11 months, study at an academy or state-funded school, make the UK your main home, work in the UK or engage in any business or professional activities in the UK.
You intend to leave the UK within 30 days of the end of your English language course, or at the end of 11 months, whichever is sooner.
You can maintain and accommodate yourself adequately without receiving public funds.
You have enough funds to meet the cost of your return or onward journey from the UK.
You have the consent of your parents if you are 16 or 17 years old.
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