Tier 4 Student Visa

Tier 4 (General Student) Visa Guide

If you are a non-EU/EEA National you will need a visa that allows you to study in the UK. Most students will apply for a General Student Visa (TIER 4 visa under the Points Based System – PBS) to study in the UK.

Even students classed as non-visa nationals will need to apply for the correct permission to study in the UK.

Tier 4 visas are suitable for full-time undergraduate or postgraduate programmes, including pre-sessional courses.

Under the PBS, you must be sponsored by a University, which is registered with the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) as a Tier 4 sponsor.

Tier 4 visa applications require 40 points:

  • 30 points for a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) number from the University
  • 10 points for demonstrating you have the required funds to support yourself in the UK.

If you are still unsure after reading the information about the Tier 4 General student visa then please contact iss@northampton.ac.uk for further advice.

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