Services

  1. General student visa (Tier 4)

    Apply for a General student visa (Tier 4) to study in the UK if you're 16 or over - eligibility, extend or switch your visa, how much it costs and how long it takes

  2. Short-term study visa

    Apply for a Short-term study visa (also known as a Short-term student visa) for a short course of study or training in the UK - fees, eligibility, documents you need and how to apply

  3. Get an electronic visa waiver to enter the UK

    Apply for an electronic visa waiver (EVW) if you have a passport from Kuwait, Oman, Qatar or the United Arab Emirates

  4. Child student visa (Tier 4)

    Apply for a Child student visa (Tier 4) to study in the UK if you're under 18 - eligibility, documents, how to apply, extend or switch, how long it takes and how much it costs

  5. Parent of a Tier 4 child visa

    You can apply for a Parent of a Tier 4 child visa if your child attends an independent fee-paying day school in the UK

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Applying for a UK visa: approved English language tests
  2. Guidance on applications for UK Tier 4 student visas
  3. Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)
  4. Sponsor a Tier 4 student: guidance for educators
  5. Studying under Tier 4 of the points-based system
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News and communications

  1. Migration Advisory Committee response to commission on international students
  2. Government to commission assessment of international students
  3. Tier 4 visas: Immigration Rules changes
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Research and statistics

  1. Response to the Independent Chief Inspector's report on Tier 4
  2. Interviewing process for Tier 4 student visa applicants
  3. Number of non-EEA students required to apply for Tier 4 visas
  4. Overseas students in the immigration system: types of institution and levels of study
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. International students: economic and social impacts
  2. Home Office response to a report on the re-inspection of the Tier 4 curtailment process
  3. Home Office response to the report 'A re-inspection of the handling of Tier 4 sponsor licence compliance, July 2016'
  4. Home Office response to the report on a short notice inspection of the Tier 4 curtailment process
  5. Reform of the points based student immigration system
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