TIER 4 VISA: STUDENTS
This Visa category introduced in 2009, the Tier 4 visa categories provide to students who are paying for tuition in the UK. It highlights the significance laid by the universities and colleges on income from overseas. The prime objective of Tier-4 immigration service is to offer a straightforward, user-friendly and transparent solution to students willing to study in the UK.
CATEGORIES OF TIER 4
There are two student categories in Tier 4 of the points-based system:
This category is proposed for students coming to the UK for post-16 education.
This category is intended for children between 4 and 17 years of age who are coming to the UK for their education. However, children between 4 and 15 years of age may only be educated at independent fee paying schools.
UK TIER 4 POINTS BASED SYSTEM
It is mandatory for students to fulfill all the requirements of the Immigration Rules, other than having a total of 40 points.
Streamlined Pilot Program
- CAS statement (Confirmation Acceptance for Studies) issued from universities/institutions (registered in UK Border Agency Sponsor Register) will provide the student 30 points.
- Satisfaction of fund requirement as mentioned by the UK Border Agency will make him/her eligible to get an additional 10 points and therefore obtain Visa.
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.