Short term student visa requirements
You will need the following documents ready when applying for a Short term student visa.
You must submit your original, valid passport. Your passport must have at least one page that is blank on both sides.
If you are not making your visa application from your country of nationality, you will need to submit evidence that you have permission to be in the country in which you are applying.
You’ll receive a letter from the University of Edinburgh inviting you to study with us. The letter will contain details of your studies, such as the name of your course, the start and end dates, and the cost of your fees.
Your letter of invitation will state any qualifications that were used to assess your suitability for the course. If the letter states any qualifications, you must provide original transcripts or certificates showing those qualifications. This may include English language certificates.
You should submit a copy of your accommodation contract if you are staying in University accommodation. If your accommodation has not yet been confirmed, you can submit a copy of your accommodation application.
If you will not stay in University accommodation, you should provide evidence that you have reserved a hotel or other temporary accommodation while you look for somewhere to live.
You will need to prove that you have enough money to live in the UK without working or relying on public funds. There is no specific amount of money that you need to show, but it is advisable to prove that you have enough money to pay your fees, plus around £1000 per month of your course for living costs.
There is no specific requirement for how you show this money. However, you could use your own bank statements, your parents’ bank statements, scholarships or student loans. Payslips or other proof of income is also acceptable, but it is important that you can prove that the money is available to you for studies, and will not be used for other things.
You need to show that you intend to leave the UK within 30 days of your programme end date, or at the end of 11 months, whichever is sooner.
You can include details of onward or return flights or a letter from your home institution confirming you are expected to return to your studies overseas.
For each document you provide that is not in English, you must submit official translations.