Student Visa Applications

Student Visa Applications

If you want to study at one of our centres in the UK or Canada, you may need to apply for a visa. We will provide you with all the support you need if you require a visa.

  • Our UK Centres are licensed by UKVI to issue documents to assist your application.
  • As a member of Languages Canada, St Giles Vancouver is able to provide documents to support your Canadian visa application.

UK Student Visas

If you are coming to study in the UK and are a visa national, you will need to apply for a student visa. There are three main types of student visas available:

  • Standard Visitor Visa (for courses up to 6 months) - For children and adults undertaking short courses including English language
  • Short-Term Student Visa (for courses up to 11 months) - For adults (plus students aged 16 and 17) undertaking English language courses for up to 11 months

You can find out more about these visas on the UK Gov website.

If you are under 18, you must also complete a Parental Travel Consent Form. This can also be downloaded below for your college of choice:

UK centres: Maintaining an 80% attendance rate is essential for Student Visas. St Giles must report consistently low attendance, risking course cancellation and potential visa revocation, which may lead to being asked to leave the country with potential implications for future return.

Canadian Student Visas

International students planning to study in Canada are advised by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to review entry requirements and apply promptly for their study permit. This proactive approach minimizes stress and ensures a seamless experience for those traveling to Canada.

As a member of Languages Canada, St Giles Vancouver can issue documents supporting visa applications, aligning with Canadian Immigration standards. A Guide to Canadian Visas is available for download to assist those interested in studying at St Giles Vancouver.

It is a government visa requirement for St Giles Vancouver students to demonstrate active engagement in their studies, with attendance certificates contingent on meeting the minimum expected attendance standard of 80%. Questions regarding visa applications are welcomed, and individuals are encouraged to reach out for assistance.