Short-term study visa

Short-Term Study Visa

The Short Term Student route is available for students who wish to come to the UK for a short programme which does not involve work.

You cannot apply for a Short Term Student visa in the UK.

The two routes used at Newcastle University are:

  • Short Term Student 6 months (for students aged 16 or over)
  • Short Term Student 11 months (for students aged 16 for English language study only)


The 6 month route can be used for:

  • Medical Electives
  • Distance learning programmes
  • A period of research
  • Examination re-sits or re-taking a module
  • Taking a viva

See further information about the Short Term Study visa on the UKCISA website.

Support for Short Term Study for registered students

There may be some occasions where Newcastle University is unable to offer registered students further sponsorship under Tier 4 and you may be advised to apply for a Short Term Student visa instead. You will need a letter of support in order to apply for this route. Please complete the online form to request for a letter of support.

To apply for a Short Term Student visa, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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