EU CITIZEN: UK STUDENT VISA NOT REQUIRED
People from the European Union do not need any kind of visa to study English in the UK.
So, just to be absolutely clear, if you are an EU citizen (from Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Portugal, Hungary, etc) and you are asking yourself the question: "I am from the EU - do I need a student visa for the UK?"
The answer is definitely: No, as an EU citizen, you do not need a UK student visa to study English in London.
NON-EU CITIZEN: UK STUDENT VISA OBLIGATORY
However, if you are from outside the EU (or a non-EU citizen) then you will need to apply for a UK visitor visa before you arrive at the UK border.
There are 4 different types of visitor visa for the UK in terms of language learning or being a student. They are called...
- Student Visitor Visa
- Extended Student Visitor Visa
- Child Visitor Visa
- Tier 4 Visa
.... and they are all explained in this video article here.
HELP WITH UK VISA APPLICATION
One of the most commonly Frequently Asked Questions that the SGI London Student Visa administrator, Tommi Muttonnen (you can see him in the video below) gets asked is: "Can you help me apply for a UK visitor visa?"
The answer is: Yes, kind of
Tommi explains how SGI will assist you in your application by providing some necessary paperwork which is essential for a successful application.
If you have any questions about learning English in London and the necessary student visitor visa, then please email your question to Tommi here
You can also see Tommi talking about the application process in another video in this article here.