Standard Visitor visa
If you study in the UK for up to 6 months and your period of study doesn’t include a work placement, you should come to the UK as a Standard Visitor. You may need to apply for a visa from outside the UK depending on your nationality.
Current UKVI processing times
Standard visitor visa applications are currently taking on average 3 weeks to process, however some applications might take longer.
Who needs to apply for a Standard Visitor visa
Your nationality will determine whether you need to apply for a Standard Visitor visa, Electronic Visa Waiver or if you can travel directly to the UK without a visa.
Applying for a Standard Visitor visa or Electronic Visa Waiver
Find out what you need to do to get a Standard Visitor visa or Electronic Visa Waiver.
Permitted activities and restrictions
What you can and cannot do while on a Standard Visitor visa.
Healthcare and insurance on a Standard Visitor visa
All students on a full-time course in Scotland are eligible for National Health Service (NHS) treatment, but you may have to pay for more specialised services.