Research and analysis

Tier 4 pilot evaluation

The Tier 4 visa pilot, introduced in 2016, provided one-year taught masters students at four institutions the opportunity to remain in the UK for 6 months opposed to the usual 2 to 4-month post-study leave period.

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Tier 4 pilot evaluation

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Annex Tier 4 pilot evaluation

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Students were subject to fewer documentary checks on application for a visa. Home Office Analysis and Insight conducted an evaluation of the pilot to explore awareness of it and its attractiveness to students, as well as the impact it had with regard to immigration system compliance. This report outlines the findings from this evaluation.

This release accompanies the publication of ‘The UK’s future skills-based immigration system’.

Published 19 December 2018