Study in UK becomes easier with tier 4 pilot program

Tier 4 Pilot Scheme is a streamlined visa process for International Students wanting to pursue Master’s course of 13 months or less in the UK. There are many advantages for International students who qualify to apply under this Tier 4 Student visa Program.


  • There are many benefits of applying under this Tier 4 Pilot Scheme for your Study in UK.
  • Additional 6 months visa from the date of end of your course
  • Consideration as low risk applicant by UKBA
  • Less documentation requirement with your student visa application UK
  • No requirement for submission of financials, academics and English language requirements.
  • University responsible to check eligibility
  • Less processing time
  • Pre sessional course of less than 3 months eligible(total course duration must be of less than 13 months)


Students must be applying for Masters Degree of 13 months or less. If the duration of your course is more than 13 months then you are not eligible to apply under Tier 4 Pilot Scheme.

Students may apply from outside the UK or within UK after successful completion of their previous study

Visa Interviews

Under this Tier 4 Pilot Scheme the UK Visas and Immigration does not have intention to interview students regularly but depending on your case profile and circumstances the case may require interviewing you.

Masters Program longer than 13 months

Under this Tier 4 Pilot Scheme for international students if your Masters degree is more than 13 months you are not eligible to apply for your Study in UK under TIER 4 Pilot Scheme.

So while a course international students must see to the length of the program to be eligible to apply for UK student visa under this scheme.

Pre sessional  English Courses

Any pre sessional English course of 3 months or less with a Combined CAS- Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies for the main course qualifies under the Pilot Program. The duration of the combined CAS must be less than 13 months.


For your dependents to be included in Pilot Program they must lodge their a[placation as the same time as yours. If you do not lodge the visa application of your dependents at the same time you lodge your Tier 4 student application under Pilot Scheme your dependents would be required to include all the financial evidence with their application.

Universities under TIER 4 Pilot Stream

Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Bath, Imperial College London ,Cardiff University ,Goldsmiths University of London, Harper Adams University, Newcastle University, Queen’s University Belfast, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of Bristol, Durham University, University of East Anglia, University of Edinburgh, University of Essex,  University of Exeter, University of Glasgow, University of Leicester, University of Liverpool,  University of Manchester,  University of Nottingham, University of Reading, University of Sheffield, University of Southampton, University of Wales Trinity St. David (Swansea Campus), University of Warwick, University of York,

Why West Highlander

We are Education UK certified Counsellor and ICEF Trained Agent Counsellor and member of NASFA. We are also an ICEF Accredited Agency. At West Highlander we guide students taking into consideration and career goals. We counsel students about number of options best suited to their budget. We help the students with the admission and visa process which is very tricky. One needs to present his admission and visa application carefully to get offer of a place- CAS letter and then visa for study in UK. West Highlander is the best study visa consultant for UK in Chandigarh.