You must apply online for a Short-term study visa.
You need to have your fingerprints and photograph (known as ‘biometric information’) taken at a visa application centre as part of your application.
You may be able to get your visa faster or other services depending on what country you’re in - check with your visa application centre.
You cannot apply online if you’re living in North Korea.
To apply from North Korea you must:
Step 1 Check if you need a visa
Step 2 Prepare the evidence you need
Step 3 Apply
The cost of your visa depends on how long it's valid for.
- You are currently viewing: Apply for a visa and book an appointment £97 to £186
- Check if you'll need a biometric residence permit
- Check where your visa appointment will be
You should get a decision within 3 weeks of your appointment.
You might be able to pay an extra £212 for a decision within 5 working days or £956 for a decision within 1 working day. Check with your visa application centre.
Step 4 Attend an appointment
You'll be told when a decision has been made about your visa.
Step 5 Travel to the UK
Keep the documents that prove why you're visiting the UK in your hand luggage so you can show them if asked.
Step 6 After you arrive in the UK
If your visa allows you to stay in the UK for longer than 6 months, you'll need to collect your biometric residence permit soon after you arrive.
Check your visa to find out when you must leave the UK. If you break the conditions of your visa you may not be able to return to the UK again.