Short term study visit

This information is for students returning to Stirling to repeat modules, submit coursework, or complete their studies

If your study period is less than six months (for example if you are returning for one semester only) then the University may recommend that you re-enter the UK on a Standard Visit Visa. However, if you have already been issued with a Standard Visit Visa in the last 12 months then you should contact the Student Immigration Team before applying for your visa.

You must apply for a visit visa in your home country. Short term students arriving on visit visas are normally permitted to enter the UK for up to six months, and are not permitted to work or to extend their stay beyond six months.

When applying as a standard visitor you should follow these procedures:

  • Check if you need to apply for a visa before travelling check-uk-visa
  • If you need a visa, follow the advice on the Home Office web site about applying for a visit visa
  • If you don’t need a visa, then you can travel to the UK and seek permission to enter at the port of entry (the airport). You should carry with you:
  • An enrolment letter from the University of Stirling.
  • Evidence of your funding. This could be bank statements from your accounts or your parents’ accounts, confirmation of government or private loan funding, or other financial documents to show that you can support yourself in the UK without working.

If you are permitted to use the eGates on arrival at the airport please keep a copy of your flight tickets and/or boarding pass. You will be asked for your arrival information when you enrol. 

If you have any questions about applying for entry under this category please contact the Student Immigration Team.