A student visa is required for anyone wanting to study in the United Kingdom. This visa is available to those who are sixteen years of age or older. To apply for the visa, you must have an offer to study with an accepted UK educational institution. There are certain requirements you must meet in order to obtain a student visa. The first requirement is that you must have a course of study that will take more than six months to complete. The course must be part of a UK-recognised or listed body of qualifications or a degree programme run by a UK university, college or training provider.