Studying in the UK

The UK is home to some of the world’s most prestigious universities, such as Oxford, Cambridge and St Andrews, as well as many other institutions offering world-class higher education in a range of fields of study.

As well as educating British students, universities in the UK also welcome hundreds of thousands of international students each year. In 2022, the UK granted over 485,000 sponsored study visas, giving permission to live in the UK to prospective students from all over the world who had obtained an offer of a place to study at a British university or college and, in some cases, their dependants. This number also includes those students under 18 who have been granted a child student visa in order to attend private schools in the UK.

The UK has also made it easier for those who have completed their studies to apply for a Graduate Visa in order to remain in the UK for a period of time to look for work. In 2022, more than 72,000 students who had completed their studies were granted permission to stay in the UK via this Graduate Route, giving them access to a range of post-study job opportunities.

Whether you are hoping to study in the UK for less than six months or for several years, or even to visit as an academic or for research purposes, it is essential that you have an understanding of the UK visa system and the visa options available to you.

Book a consultation with our trusted UK immigration solicitor to discuss your specific needs and find out which UK visa is best for your unique circumstances.

Demetris Demetriou

Demetris is a dual-qualified lawyer in the UK (Solicitor) and Cyprus (Advocate) with 10+ years of experience in UK immigration. He completed his legal studies at University College London and City University London. Over the course of his career, he held key roles as Head of Immigration at Legal 500 firms and within the Big4, overseeing teams of 15+ fee earners handling 2000+ applications annually.

Demetris went on to co-establish his firm in London and continues to offer innovative solutions and strategic immigration planning to multinationals, SMEs, and private clients.

He personally represented 1500+ clients in 30+ visa routes including investors, entrepreneurs, innovators, sole representatives, students, family visas, global talent, UK ancestry, administrative reviews and appeals. Demetris has managed corporate relocations, conducted immigration law training and implemented post-Brexit immigration policies for corporate clients.

Demetris has been featured in various events and publications focusing on UK immigration, notably at the Cambridge Network, the Westminster Policy Forum and most recently at DGEMS, a global mobility summit hosted by Forbes India.

If you would like to discuss your UK immigration matter or have any questions about your options for immigrating to the UK, you can book a consultation here.

Tatiani Preifelt

Tatiani has a wealth of expertise in global mobility and corporate immigration. Her ample skills were acquired within leading immigration practices including three out of the Big4 firms in both the UK and Sweden. Tatiani went on to co-establish her firm in London where she continues to advise clients predominantly in corporate, business and skilled work migration.

Having personally relocated to 10 different countries, Tatiani understands the importance of an expedient and successful immigration process and takes pride in delivering a seamless experience to her clients as well.

Over the course of her career, she has assisted over 500 individuals and businesses to obtain the appropriate visa permits in the UK.

Her awarded academic work at The University of Oxford, The London School of Economics, and at The Geneva University is in the fields of Political Science, International Human Rights Law, and Global Migration Governance.

She regularly provides immigration training and has recently participated as a speaker and panellist at DGEMS 2023, a global mobility summit hosted by Forbes India.

If you would like to discuss your UK immigration matter or have any questions about your options for immigrating to the UK, you can book a consultation here.