This visa category allows non-EEA nationals who are aged between 4 and 17 to enter and study at an independent school in the UK.

Apart from general visa requirements, there are certain conditions that must be met by the applicant for this visa category; such as:

  • The applicant must have been offered an unconditional place on a course with a licensed Tier 4 sponsor in the UK
  • The applicant must have the consent of their parent or guardian
  • Availability of maintenance funds for stay in the UK as well as course fees

Usually, this type of visa is obtained by the applicant before entering the UK. However, in some cases, it is possible to extend or switch to this category after entering the UK. Please consult with our immigration solicitors to find out whether you qualify for this visa category and how you can apply.