uk child student study visa

UK Child Student Visa Application from India

You can apply for a Child Student visa if you’re between 4 and 17 years old and you want to study at an independent school in the UK. You must: have an unconditional offer of a place on a course at an independent school; be able to show you’ll have access to enough money to support you in the UK and pay for your course; have the consent of your parent or guardian to study in the UK - you will need to prove this when you apply. If you are 18 or over, apply for a General Student visa instead.

When to apply for Child Study Visa

When you can apply depends on whether you’re applying from inside or outside the UK. The earliest you can apply for a visa is 6 months before you start your course. You wil usually get a decision within 3 weeks.

What you can do on Child Student Visa

You can study at an independent school. If you are 16 or over you can work:

  • part-time during term for up to 10 hours per week;
  • full-time during vacations;
  • on a work placement as part of your course (but not for more than 50% of your course);

What you CANNOT do on Child Student Visa

If you are in the UK on Child Student Visa, you cannot do:

  • study at an academy or a local authority-funded school (also known as a maintained school) or further or higher education institution;
  • get public funds (benefits);
  • take a full-time permanent job or be self-employed;
  • work as a professional sportsperson (for example a sports coach) or entertainer;
  • apply for settlement;
  • bring family members (‘dependants’) - if a parent wants to accompany you, they will need to apply for a separate "Parent of a Child Student visa";

If your visa application for Child Student is successful, you will get a full list of what you can and cannot do in the UK with a Child Student visa.

Courses you can study as Child Student

You must have an unconditional offer of a place on a course with a licensed Child Student sponsor. To prove this, your education provider will send you a reference number (called a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)) once they have offered you a place on the course. You need a CAS before you can apply for your Child Student visa.

You can do a course at an independent school that’s taught in line with one of the following:

You can also do a course that’s accepted as being at the same academic level by:

You can do a short ‘pre-sessional’ course to prepare you for your main course. But you cannot do a foundation course that will prepare you for direct entry to a higher education institution.

Documents Required for Child Student Visa

When you apply for your Child Student visa you must provide:

  • a current passport or other valid travel documentation;
  • a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from your course provider;
  • written consent from your parent or legal guardian for your study in the UK;

You may also need to provide:

  • proof that you have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course - this will vary depending on your circumstances;
  • proof of your relationship to your parent or guardian (for example a birth certificate or other government issued document showing their names);
  • evidence of the qualifications you used to get a place on your course - if this was required by your course provider;
  • your tuberculosis (TB) test results;
  • written consent for your application from your financial sponsor if you’ve received sponsorship for your course fees and living costs in the last 12 months;

Parental Consent Requirement

You must have written consent from both parents (or one parent if they have sole responsibility) or legal guardian. This must confirm they consent to:

  • your visa application;
  • your living arrangements and care in the UK;
  • your travel to the UK;

If you are going to live with a close relative or foster carer, you will need to provide additional evidence for the same.

Length of stay in UK

How long you can stay depends on your age on the date you apply and the length of your course.If you are under 16 years when you apply for Child Student Visa, you can stay of Course length (up to 6 years) plus 4 months afterwards. If you are 16 years or 17, you can stay of Course length (up to 3 years) plus 4 months afterwards. You can arrive in the UK up to 1 month before your course starts.

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