TIER 4 Study Visa

Why Study In The UK?

The United Kingdom (UK) and its universities have an undisputed reputation for academic excellence and quality with thousands of courses available for students, as well as being an ideal destination for many decades for over a million international students from all over the world.

  • Affordable Education
  • Internationally Recognized Courses & Qualifications
  • Innovative and Abundant Research Opportunities
  • Healthy and Safe Communities
  • Scholarships and Financial Support
  • Multicultural Nation
  • The best possible place to study and learn English
  • Choose from over 50,000 courses in more than 25 subject areas
  • Shorter courses which indicate reduction in tuition fees and accommodation costs
  • Possible to work while you study

Upcoming Intakes In The UK

The academic year in the UK runs from September to July. Universities and Colleges in the UK have 3 intakes and some of them may also refer to intake as a term. The 3 intakes available in the UK are:

Intake 1: Term 1 – It commences in September/October and is the major intake
Intake 2: Term 2 – It commences in January/February intake is also available
Intake 3: Term 3 – It commences in May/June and is available for selected Courses

Work Authorization For Students:

Student Applicant:

  • Students must be over 18 years of age
  • International students who study a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree course at a recognized university are allowed to work part-time during term for up to 20 hours a week and full-time during the holidays.

Each higher education institution has clearly defined semesters throughout the academic year, including specific breaks for holidays. During these breaks, you can work full-time at your job if you wish.

The post-study work options
International students who complete their undergraduate or postgraduate degree would be able to stay back in the UK for up to 2 years to look for work. They can take up any type of job with no restrictions.


Dependent Visa holders can work freely in the UK however they are not allowed to work as a doctor in training. If your dependent spouse is highly skilled and secures sponsorship with a Tier 2 licensed employer on his or her own account please note that they will not be able to ‘switch’ in country to a Tier 2 General Visa.

UK Tier 4 Student Visa Requirements:

  • A valid passport or any other documentation for travel
  • Proof of funds to cater to your living costs during your course
  • CAS reference number – Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies
  • Documents used for obtaining the CAS
  • Colour photographs of passport size
  • If needed, screening for Tuberculosis
  • Your University will make you aware of additional requirements if any prior to your application

UK Student Visa Cost

For the General Student Visa [Tier 4], the applicant will have to pay £348 when applying from outside the UK. An additional £348 per person will have to be paid for any dependents that will be accompanying the principal applicant to the UK.

UK Study Visa From India

UK Student Visas are offered based on a system of points. You can apply for the Visa maximum 3 months prior to the commencement of your course. You will have to provide the following for fulfilling all the requirements for the UK Study Visa:

  • Your passport details
  • Latest photograph
  • An unconditional offer of a place on a course provided by an accredited Tier 4 Sponsor that is evidenced by a CAS – ‘Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies’ from the course provider
  • Evidence of adequate skills in the English language by passing in one of the authorized tests such as IELTS with required band scores
  • Evidence of having adequate monetary support through the entire stay in the UK
  • You may also require an ATAS certificate if you are studying a sensitive subject and are Swiss/EEA/non-EU student
  • Evidence of monetary support can be in the form of statements from the bank or a letter from the sponsor demonstrating that you can cater to living costs, accommodation and tuition fees
  • You may also be needed to offer documents for your academic qualifications and to attend an interview/biometric test including a digital scan of your fingerprints
  • You may also be needed to have specific medical vaccinations or undergo a test for Tuberculosis based on your nation of origin.
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