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Tier 4 Student Visa

UK Immigration under the Points Based System

Apply for your Tier 4 Student visa to Study in the UK

A non EEA National can apply for a Tier 4 Student visa to study in the UK under the Points based system. UK Schools, Colleges & Universities are well known for providing first class education amongst International students. UK Universities remain one of the top choices for students to come and study here, in the UK.

A Tier 4 Student Visa is applied for when a student has an unconditional offer from a Tier 4 Licensed Sponsor and can demonstrate that they have sufficient maintenance funds to maintain themselves during their stay in the UK while studying.

You can study the following courses in the UK on a UK student Visa:

  • English language courses
  • Foundation programmes
  • Bachelor’s degree programme
  • Master’s degree programme
  • PHD programme

You can apply for a UK Student Visa 3 months before starting your course, most applications are processed within 3-4 weeks of submission. The UKVI may conduct an interview with the applicant to determine you are a genuine student. You can also bring your dependents, family members to the UK if you study a Postgraduate Degree.

When you are in the UK on a Tier 4 Student visa you have to comply with your visa conditions such as following:

  • No access to public funds commonly known as benefits in the UK
  • Do not obtain employment as a professional sportsman or sports coach  – if you wish to take up these employment you can apply for a different visa
  • Follow work restrictions as might be and might not be allowed to work part time in the UK and limited number of hours either 10 or 20 hours a week

You can apply for a Post Study Work Visa UK once you complete your studies.

Requirements for a Tier 4 Student visa

The UK Visa fee is £348 for the application applying from overseas and the student also needs to pay an Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) of £300 per year depending on the length of the course. The IHS is due to rise in October 2020.

To be successful in your application you will need to meet the Student visa requirements some of which are mentioned below:

  • A Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) from a Tier 4 Sponsor such as a University
  • Maintenance funds of £9,135 if the majority of studies are to be completed outside London otherwise £11,385 if the studies will be carried out at a University in London
  • IELTS certificate to demonstrate level of English language skills – There are exceptions based on nationality
  • TB test result to demonstrate your health condition – There are exceptions based on country of residence 
  • Attend an interview with the UKVI and answer any questions they might have regarding your application 

You can enter the UK 1 week or 1 month before your course starts depending on if your course is 6 months or longer

What we can do for you for a successful Tier 4 Visa

We are able to explain and guide you on how to meet each of the specific requirements for the Tier 4 Student visa when we take up your case so you are fully prepared for your application. GSN Immigration Lawyers have also helped many applicants who have had their Tier 4 student visa refused and helped them to reapply obtaining the visa successfully.

We can advise you about submitting the right documents so that you have the best possible application. 

It is our job to complete your application forms and also submit the application. This also includes advice on the Biometrics appointment. 

Our aim is to submit your appliaction smoothly and in addition provide up to date information at all times. This way you do not need to keep up to date with the UKVI changes.

We remain available during and after the submission of your application and until a decision comes through.

A legal representation letter is vital and will support your application.

We will work hard and digligently and advise you fully on your application. This ensures you have the best chance of success.

Contact us to apply to Study in the UK for a Tier 4 Student Visa

Why not give us a call and discover that we are the best Immigration Lawyers in London. We can handle your Tier 4 Student Visa. Our clients come from all over the world. So if you are not in London do not worry, we can assist you wherever you are in the world. GSN Immigration has helped clients for UK Visas from all over the world. The country list includes Russia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Tanzania, Morocco, Iran, Egypt, USA, Canada, Italy, Nigeria, Brazil, Columbia, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Vietnam, China to name a few.

We have assisted many clients to apply for a Tier 4 Studnet Visa to study in the UK. We can assist you with your student visa application also. You are eligible for a Post Study Work Visa UK once you complete a UK degree.

Please contact us on or call us. You will discover that we are the right firm for your immigration matter. Speak to an experienced Immigration Lawyer/ Consultant / Adviser to bring your immigration matter to a successful conclusion.

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