How to Apply for a Short-Term Study Visa

Student applications from non-EEA nationals will need to apply for a Short-term study visa before completing the enrolment process. This visa allows you to study a short course of study in the UK, such as:

  • A training course for up to 6 months
  • An English language course for up to 11 months.


If you are a non-EU national, over 18 years old, and want to study a short course for up to 6 months at Central Bedfordshire College, you can apply for a ‘Short-term study visa’. Information on how to apply for a Short-term study visa in your home country, and whether a visa is required, is available at

You must be able to support yourself for the entire length of your stay in the UK without using public funds (state benefits), including your course fees and living expenses. Central Bedfordshire College does not offer any bursaries or scholarships for international students.

To make an application, please complete the ‘International Student Application Form and enclose scanned copies of the following (in either a PDF/ JPEG format):

  • International Student Application Form
  • Copy of passport information
  • Certificates of previous academic qualifications
  • English Language qualifications
  • Statement of why you chose this course and college
  • Financial evidence that you can support yourself during your trip, such as:
    • bank statements (or bank statements from your parent/guardian)
    • payslips for the last 6 months
    • sponsorship letter
  • accommodation details of where you intend to stay (if not organised by the College)

When you apply for your Short-term Study visa, you will also need to show that you have enough money to support yourself while you are in the UK. You need to show you can pay for your tuition fees, accommodation and living expenses

All fees must be paid in full before the start of the course.

International Student Applications and enquiries can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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