Student Visa Overview
A student visa is a special passport endorsement issued to students by the government. Before applying for a visa, students are required to be enrolled at a qualified educational institution. Student visas are issued for the period it takes the student to complete his/her course of study, program, or work assignment.
The course of study and the type of institution determines the category of visa that will be issued to the student. There are three major types of student visas on which international students can study.