Distance Learners

As an international distance learner, you may choose to visit our Edgbaston campus in Birmingham, UK. Before your visit, you may need to apply for a Short-term Study Visitor Visa.

How to apply for a Short-term Study Visitor Visa

The UK Visa and Immigration website provides details of how to make your application online. It also explains the application process in your country, including visa fees and waiting time.

Please check our Short-term Study Visitor Visa page for more information.

Please note: You will need a letter from the University to support your visa application.

Restrictions of a Short-term Study Visitor Visa

A Short-term Study Visitor Visa has some restrictions:

  • You cannot extend this visa in the UK or switch into another visa category. If you think you may need more time in the UK, you should not apply for this visa.
  • You cannot undertake any work or work placement, even if it is part of your course.

Further information

For further information please visit our Short-term study visa page.

Please contact the International Student Team (IST) if you require any further information.


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