LACAH London Academy

International Students

Short-term student visas, also known as visitor visas for study, vary by country and the specific regulations set by each country’s immigration authorities. We can provide you with a general overview of short-term student visa requirements. However, please note that these requirements can change, and it’s crucial to check the latest information from the immigration authorities of the country where you plan to study. Below are some common elements of short-term student visa requirements:


Short-term student visas are for individuals who want to study short courses, language programs, or attend workshops, conferences, or training in the UK.


These visas are typically granted for a limited period, usually for courses lasting up to six months or 11 months, depending on the specific visa category.

Ties to Home Country

You may need to provide evidence of ties to your home country, such as family, property, or employment, to show your intention to return after your study period.

No Work Intent

Short-term student visas generally do not allow for work, with limited exceptions for certain types of courses.

Health Insurance

While not always mandatory, it's advisable to have comprehensive health insurance coverage during your stay in the UK.

Travel Plans

Provide details of your travel plans, including your intended date of arrival and departure.

Financial Requirements

You need to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to cover your tuition fees, living expenses, and return transportation.
This can typically be proven through bank statements or other financial documents.
£1300/month (Inner London)
£ 1100/month ( Outer,London)

Visa Application

Complete the visa application form and provide the necessary supporting documents. Biometric data may be required, and you will need to pay a visa application fee.
1. Valid Passport
2. Proof of Address
3.Education Certificate


You must have proof of acceptance into a recognized educational institution or program in the UK. This can be in the form of a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from your institution.

Criminal Record Check

Depending on your country of origin and the nature of your visit, you may need to provide a police clearance certificate.

Other Documentation

Depending on your specific circumstances, additional documentation may be required. Always refer to the official UK government website for the most up-to-date information.

Please note that the specific requirements and conditions of short-term student visas may change, so it’s essential to consult the official website of the UK Home Office or the nearest UK embassy or consulate for the latest information and guidance on the application process

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