Tier 4 is designed for adults studying at colleges and universities in the UK.
If you are a graduate student completing a course, you can apply for a visa for the next 12 months to find a highly qualified job or set up a business.
Children’s student visa to England Tier 4 is intended for children from 4 to 17 years of age for long-term school education in the UK.
The date of application for a Tier 4 visa must not exceed 6 months from the date when your sponsor signed the agreement for your training.
Documents for a student visa 4
Certificate from the training organization that you are accepted to study – CAS,
Proof that you are financially secure and can pay for accommodation, rent and training,
Children aged 16-17 may need additional documents from an official sponsor.
All documents must be translated into English, and must include:
full name of the translator or company,
confirmation that the translation of the original is correct,
contact details of the translator or company,
date and signature of the translator or company official.
Children from 4 to 15 years old who require a Tier 4 children’s student visa can only attend private schools. You can only get a visa in your country of residence, and you can’t switch from a visitor’s visa for training to a Tier 4 children’s visa.
Children aged 16-17 who want to study in the UK for more than 6 months must submit a letter from the school (sponsor), requesting an adult or child student visa.
Children aged 16-17 who want to study in the UK for more than 6 months must submit a letter from the school (sponsor), asking for a Tier 4 adult or child student visa.
Students, adults over 18 years of age, Students with a visitor’s visa to study, do not have the right to work and can not switch the visitor’s visa to a Tier 4 student visa. You need to leave the UK, and already from the country of residence to apply for a Tier4 visa.
Prospective students who are in the UK for university exams on a visitor visa have the right to switch their visitor visa to a Tier 4 visa if they are accepted to study at a university.
If you will be studying at levels below National Qualification Level 3, you will need to apply for a Tier 4 children’s visa.
If you will be studying at National Qualification Level 3 (or equivalent) or higher, and the training period is more than 2 years, you will need to apply for an adult visa.
If you will be studying at National Qualification Level 3 (or equivalent) or higher, and the period of study is more than 2 years, you will need to apply for a Tier 4 adult visa.
If you want to study at the European Level A2 (CEFR) English courses, you need to apply for a Tier 4 visa.
If you are applying for a Tier 4 visa, you can also take intensive English courses (Pre-session courses) to prepare for the main courses.
If you want to take intensive English courses before obtaining a Tier 4 visa, you need to get permission to take these courses.
If you have been granted an unconditional place to study, the UK Immigration Agency will provide you with a visa for both intensive and main courses:
training services for both courses must be provided by the same training organization,
the intensive course must be completed no more than one month before the start of the main course.
If you have been granted unconditional places to study in intensive and main courses by different training organizations, you must first obtain permission to study in an intensive course. After successful training, you will be able to apply for a Tier 4 visa and study in the main course.