International students from outside the UK or EU must apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa if they will be studying in the UK for longer than 6 months.
The Tier 4 (General) category is for adult students who want to come to or remain in the UK for their post-16 education for more than six months for undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research courses.
Studying for longer than six months
Apply for General Student Visa (Tier 4)
You can apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK if you’re 16 or over and you: