Visa and immigration

Support for short term study visa

Short-term study visa


Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (formerly City College Brighton & Hove and Northbrook College) is a Home Office Tier 4 sponsor which means we can sponsor student visas for English Language courses and fast track courses and apply for a Short-term Study visa (6 months).



Short-term Study Visa

What courses can Brighton MET sponsor me for?


English Language courses up to 6 months.
Fast track courses for up to 6 months or less.


What level of English do I need to have to apply?

Any level of English, entry requirements may apply.

How long can I study in the UK?

You can study in the UK for a maximum of 6 months.

Can I extend my visa in the UK?

NO.  You must leave the UK within 30 days of the end of your declared course of study, or at the end of the 6 month period of leave grants, whichever is the earliest.

Can I work?

NO. You cannot work paid or unpaid

Can I study part-time? 


YES. You can choose to study full time or part time. The course does not need to lead to a qualification.

How much does the visa cost?


Approx. £97


Other costs and information

Additional costs may be payable depending on the visa type, nationality, length of stay etc., such as the international health surcharge, TB testing and police registration. 
For the most up to date information on student visas please visit the UK government's services and information website: 


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