The UK government allows Skilled Worker Visa holders to study part-time or full-time, as long as it does not interfere with their primary job. This means that you can take classes in the evening or on weekends.
A few things to keep in mind when applying to study
- You must be able to prove that you can afford the tuition fees and living expenses for your studies.
- You must meet the English language requirement for the course you want to study.
- You must not be studying a course that could lead to a job that is not on the UK government’s list of eligible occupations.
If you are unsure whether or not you are eligible to study on a Skilled Worker Visa, you should contact the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).
Tips for studying on a Skilled Worker Visa
- Choose a course that is relevant to your current job or career goals.
- Make sure that you can afford the tuition fees and living expenses for your studies.
- Be prepared to manage your time carefully. You will need to balance your studies with your work commitments.
- Seek support from your employer. Your employer may be able to give you time off to study or help you to find a flexible work schedule.
If you are planning to study on a Skilled Worker Visa, it is important to start planning early. You should research different courses and universities, and you should start saving money for your tuition fees and living expenses.
Are there any restrictions on what can be studied?
Skilled Worker visa holders are permitted to undertake a course of study in the UK without prior approval from the Home Office; however, those undertaking studies in science, engineering, and technology subjects must check whether the course subject will mean they are required to first obtain an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) clearance certificate.
People also asked..
Can I study full time on a Skilled Worker Visa?
As long as you fulfill the job required by your Skilled Worker Visa you are permitted to devote as many hours to studies as you would like.
Can I do a masters degree while on a Skilled Worker Visa?
Yes there are no limits on what level of degree you can study for. However those looking to do courses in STEM subjects should seek approval from the home office before beginning studies.
Can I study a healthcare field such as nursing on a Skilled Worker Visa?
Yes, the Home Office is quite flexible when it comes to allowing Skilled Worker visa holders to study.