Many students can study in the UK for up to six months without a visa and some nationalities need to apply for a Standard Visitor visa.
For courses longer than six months, all international students need to apply for a visa before travel.
Visit the English with Confidence website for clear, simple information for students who want to study English in the UK. The website explains who needs a visa and how to apply.
If you have any questions before applying for a visa to study English in the UK, please contact the English UK team.