Visa Information

Please note we are currently open for online lessons

THE UK HAS NOW LEFT THE EU AND NEW VISA REGULATIONS APPLY. 

Before you come you should check if you need a visa to study in the UK.  If you would like information about which visa you should apply for, go to: https://www.gov.uk/visas-immigration/student-visas

Study English in the UK for 6 months or less

Choose an accredited course: From 2021, international students are only allowed to study at an institution that is accredited. Milner School of English Wimbledon is accredited by the British Council's government-recognised quality assurance scheme, Accreditation UK.

How to apply for a Standard Visitor Visa

You need an Standard Visitor Visa if:

  • you plan to study English in the UK for less than six months
  • you need a visa to visit the UK
  • EEA, Swiss nationals and other nationalities on the non-visa national list will not need a visa if their course is 6 months or less

Key facts about Standard Visitor Visas:

  • Visitors can study as much as they like on this visa. It is possible to take different courses with different providers, as long as the courses have an approved accreditation
  • Application costs £95
  • You can apply up to 3 months in advance
  • In your application you need to show you have enough money to cover your course, accommodation and living expenses
  • If you are under 18 there are additional requirements Under 18
  • Apply online for a Standard Visitor Visa

Study in the UK for more than 6 months

If you are over 16 you can apply online for a visa to study in the UK for more than 6 months. 

Short-term study visa - for English courses between 6 and 11 months

If you want to study in the UK between 6 and 11 months, you need to apply for a Short-term  Study Visa before you travel.

Key facts about Short-term Study Visas:

  • You must be at least 16 years old
  • The visa is 11 months maximum
  • There is no minimum English level required. Please note Milner School accepts students who are Elementary and above
  • Before applying you need to choose a course and have a letter of confirmation from your institution
  • The institution must have approved accreditation and it is recommended you study at least 10 hours per week
  • In your application you need to show you have enough money to pay for your course fees, accommodation and living costs
  • You will not be able to work in the UK
  • Application costs £186
  • You will have to pay the healthcare surcharge as part of your application 
  • You can apply up to 3 months in advance
  • Apply online for a Short-term Study Visa

 Milner School of English is able to accept students on Standard Visitor Visas and Short-term Study Visas.