Important: The information contained below is for guidance only. Although every effort is made to ensure its accuracy, we strongly recommend you visit the UKVI website for up-to-date information.
There are four routes for students who wish to study in the UK. You can find more information about each one in the sections below.
TYPES OF STUDY VISA:
Student visa and Child Student Visa
These visas are the standard ones for students who want to study in the UK (usually for over 6 months). Anyone applying for a Student or Child Student visa will need to be sponsored by a registered sponsor. Bosworth College is on the Sponsor Register and is approved by UKVI to sponsor international students. The Sponsor Register can be found here.
Applications can be made up to 6 months (outside the UK) before the course start date, or up to 3 months before the start date from inside the UK.
The maximum length of stay under the Student Route is 2 years for courses below degree level (from student’s 18th birthday).
A Child Student Visa is for under 18’s and is more flexible and some course changes are allowed. Where possible we recommend that a Child Student application is made. Students wishing to join University Foundation courses will have to apply under the Student route even if they are under 18.
Student Visa applicants cannot change course without making a new visa application and will generally require a formal English test for the visa application.
Standard Visitor visa
This visa is for courses under 6 months. For non-visa nationals this means that you do not need to apply in advance for entry clearance. You can find more information in our Standard Visitor Visa guide or our Application Guide.
Study English in the UK (Short-term study visa)
This visa is for English language courses lasting longer than 6 months and up to 11 months and is not an option for Bosworth College students.