Tier 4 General Student Visa is the category that allows overseas students to come to the UK and study. It is fact that the UK has a long and well-known educational history. Students from almost every country have heard of Cambridge and Oxford. However, other universities in the Russell Group such the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Bristol, and Durham University are also world-renowned. In addition, there are an abundance of technical colleges and other higher education providers located throughout the country.
To enter the UK on a student visa, some tough requirements need to be met. However, recognising the enormous contribution international students make to the UK, not only economically, but culturally as well, the government is testing a scheme to make it easier for students to enter the UK.
Every year, many students come to the UK and acquire prestigious degrees. In 2015/16, 14% of students studying at higher educational institutes were from outside the EEA. Our expert immigration advisors assist students and academic institutions on all student visa matters and have a high rate of success with even the most complex applications.
To apply for entry to the UK on a student visa, you must be:
You must meet the following criteria to successfully apply for a Tier 4 Student Visa:
In addition, your course must meet the criteria. You can attend the following on a Tier 4 (General) Visa:
To successfully apply for a Tier 4 Student Visa, you will need to submit the following (a non-exhaustive list of) documents with your application:
Students from all over the world pursue an ambition to learn at one of the world-renowned educational institutions in the UK. For students outside the EEA, getting permission to live and study in the UK is sometimes challenging.
The Tier 4 (General) Student Visa allows you to live and study in the UK, and subject to meeting relevant requirements you can work up to 20 hours per week during term time and full time during off-term time. You may also be able to bring your immediate family with you while you are studying.
Tier 4 Student Visa application can be refused mentioning that you are not genuine student. An interview from Entry Clearance Officer can be conducted while considering your visa application to establish whether you are a genuine student as required by the paragraph 245ZV(k). If your Tier 4 Student Visa application is refused, there are several options available to you, including:
Our lawyers can assist you with deciding the best course of action and provide clear, concise legal advice and representation.
Our highly qualified lawyers are experienced in successfully obtaining student visas for non-EEA nationals. We work closely with our clients from the first introduction until they receive the decision on their visa application and ensure the process as simple and stress-free as possible. Read our clients reviews here.
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