Tier 4 is UK study visa program. You can apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK if you’re 16 or over.

Tier-4 is Point-based Visa System

 Eligibility to study in UK:

You must have:

  • an unconditional offer of a place on a course with a licensed Tier 4 sponsor.
  • CAS-Your education provider will send you a reference number called a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) once they’ve offered you a place on a course. You’ll need to enter this on your visa application.
  • enough money to support yourself and pay for your course – the amount will vary depending on your circumstances and the funds should be 28 days old.

Students should be informed that the UK Visa is a point based visa system and it is essential for applicants to meet all the requirements of the Immigration Rules and have 40 points in total.

Factor Points
Students are required to have a valid Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies from a fully licensed Tier 4 sponsor 30 points
Students should have enough money to cover course fees and monthly living costs (also known as maintenance or funds) 10 points

Process to take for the UK student visa

Here is what Indian students have to do to get a student visa that will allow them to study in United Kingdom:

You can apply for the visa on the designated online platform. Be sure to book an appointment at the visa application centre in India.

Indian students maybe have to provide biometrics during the visa application process. Your biometrics are, basically, extra identification (e.g. fingerprinting and pictures) that countries use for security purposes.

You will have to attend a visa interview during the application process.

The Tier 4 (General) student visa from United Kingdom is valid for up to course duration + 1 month extra. So that you can stay during your entire degree programme, you may need to renew your visa every year. If you want to stay in United Kingdom after your degree is over, you will have to apply for a different visa, or a visa renewal through the immigration office. As UK government allow for up to two years PSW rights for international students.

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