To get started, you can visit the UK Visas and Immigration website, to check the immigration criteria and UK visa requirements. As of now, Swiss nationals, and those from EU/EEA states don’t require visas to study in UK. A short-term study visa is what you need for a short course (you have to be over 18 years old). It is valid up to 6 months, and if you wish, it can be extended for English language courses, up to a period of 11 months. A Tier 4 General student visa is a must for longer courses (for those above 16 years of age).
Students from India and other countries will need a UK student visa, for which extensive preparation is required, as the visa requirement for UK students coming from India and some other countries are extensive. Here is the information of UK student visa requirements for Indian students as well.
You can submit applications for the visa up to 3 months prior to the start date of your course. Don’t forget to check the visa processing times for your country, so you can plan accordingly. UK student visas are issued on a points-based system. Every document attached in the application must include the original document and a photocopy. You have to provide:
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