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. Twenty three universities join student visa pilot
  2. Migration Advisory Committee response to commission on international students
  3. Government to commission assessment of international students
  4. Tier 4 visas: Immigration Rules changes
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Research and statistics

  1. Tier 4 pilot evaluation
  2. Home Office – Statistics at Home Office
  3. Response to the Independent Chief Inspector's report on Tier 4
  4. Interviewing process for Tier 4 student visa applicants
  5. Number of non-EEA students required to apply for Tier 4 visas
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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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