Can I come to the UK to arrange my studies?
You can come to the UK as a prospective student to arrange your studies for a period of up to six months. You will need to show that:
you plan to enrol on a course of study within six months of the date of your arrival in the UK;
you can pay for your course and support and accommodate yourself and any dependants without working or help from public funds; and
you plan to leave the UK when you finish your studies or when your permission to stay ends if you are not able to qualify to stay in the United Kingdom as a student.
If you are a visa national, you will need to apply for a visa as a prospective student before you travel to the UK. Once you have enrolled at a recognised institution, you will need to extend your stay as a student.