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Do I need a visa to study?

Student Visa Information

It is important you understand before you arrive what kind of visa you require and what this allows you to do in the UK. Please read the documents below to learn about student visas.

General explanation of the UK student visa system

The PDF files below give an overview of the student visa system in the UK.as well as identifying the nationalities that require a visa to travel to the UK.

PDF logoVisa Guidance from 21st April 2011 - Summary

PDF logoNationalities that need visa BEFORE coming to the UK

General Student Visa (GSV) Information

Glasgow School of English is an A (Trusted) sponsor on the UKBA Tier 4 Register of Sponsors. Global School of English is recognised by UKBA as a branch on the Glasgow School of licence and is therefore entitled to sponsor GSV applicants. The two PDF files below relate specifically to General Student Visas

PDF logoVisa Guidance from 21st April 2011 - General Student Visas

PDF logoUKBA approved English tests from 21st April 2011

Student Visitor, Extended Student Visitor and Child Visitor Visa Information

The PDF files below give information relating to Student Visitor Visas, Extended Student Visitor Visas and Child Visitor Visas.

PDF logoVisa Guidance from 21st April 2011 - Student Visitor Visas

PDF logoVisa Guidance from 21st April 2011 - Extended Student Visitor Visas

PDF logoVisa Guidance from 21st April 2011 - Child Visitor Visas

Other documents

The Student Assessment Questionnaire PDF below is a Global School of English document that we require certain visa applicants to complete as part of their application process. Please see the How Do I Apply for a Course? page.

PDF logoStudent Assessment Questionnaire

Global School of English is recognised by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) as a branch of Glasgow School of English under Highly Trusted Sponsor licence number 18EC8KTJ1 and are licensed to bring students into the UK on Tier 4 General Student Visas.

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