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New Tier 4 student visa requirements policy

Tier 4 (General) student visa has been revised by the Uk Border Agency recently. If you want to study in Uk and get the visa you need 40 points as same as before.  But Tier 4 visa policy changed other way.

How the 40 points come?

  1. 30 points for your institute (University or college) and must be ‘A’ rated university or college.
  2. 10 points for maintenance funds (see details to New Uk Student Visa: Point Based system )

Latest changes in Tier 4 visa

  • New Tier 4 application fees is 199 GBP and inside Uk postal visa fees is 357 GBP (will be introduced from Tuesday 6 April 2010)
  • English language requirements has been changed. Minimum requirements is GCSE level
  • If you course under degree level you can’t work no more than 10 hours per week during term time.
  • If you are studying under degree course then your dependents will no longer be able to work (unless they qualify to work in their own right under Tier 1 or Tier 2 of the points-based system).

So this is the scenario of Tier 4 new policy. You can find more relatives info visiting Uk Border Agency website. According to Uk Border Agency latest Tier 4 update will be available in April 2010. In the meanwhile visit regularly this blog and get the latest. Don’t forget to share your comments and subscribe us.

This is SM Nazir Hossain and I'm blogging about Studying in UK alongside my study when I get spare time. I'm passionate about digital marketing and I love to watch cricket, football, cinema. Desired profession Digital Marketing expert. Follow me in twitter @Twitter

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26 comments… add one
  • Umar Jahir
    March 13, 2010, 4:59 pm Reply

    This is just ridiculous. Day by day home office increasing their visa fees. Home office is planning to kill Non-EU students specially. They overcomes their recession period by giving huge visa to the third countries and bought foreign currency. Just this is it.

  • Muhit Kumar
    March 15, 2010, 3:29 pm Reply

    they are idiots. i hate uk home office. they are cheater and chitted with a lot of students bringing them to uk. THey are just doing business nothing else. All is unfair for shouth asians students. I f…. them

  • pehlaadmin
    March 20, 2010, 3:57 pm Reply

    i dont know why student still going to uk for study. no money there

    • S M Nazir Hossain
      March 27, 2010, 11:27 pm Reply

      Dont run behind money. Run behind education. That is the main reason for changin Uk visa precedure and new Tier 4 PBS visa policy comes generally.

  • tamrez
    March 24, 2010, 5:09 am Reply

    i am interseted . apply for uk study visa
    plz tell me about new polict

  • Sahab
    April 20, 2010, 11:05 pm Reply

    Do Acca students can work for 20 hours?

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    April 28, 2010, 6:53 am Reply

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  • Medical Jobs
    May 11, 2010, 10:20 am Reply

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  • Rehan Zahid
    May 22, 2010, 7:32 am Reply

    I want to know that i am SSC level student from pakistan. and i have heared that only HIGHLY TRUSTED COLLEGES are allowed to give admissions to SSC level students into CEFR english course of level 2 or 3,

    please guide me that what if i get CAS letter from A trsuted college, or any Special english language school like wise CASTLE SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
    your advice is needed please


    Rehan Zahid

  • Wordpress Themes
    June 10, 2010, 5:40 pm Reply

    Amiable dispatch and this mail helped me alot in my college assignement. Gratefulness you for your information.

    June 27, 2010, 4:59 am Reply

    My birth day is 051\1993. So now i am lot 18 years old. But i want to go to uk for study in September Section. Can i apply for admission in a highly trusted college for September section.

    • admin
      June 28, 2010, 1:08 am Reply

      If you are 18 by this time you can apply as Tier 4 general student.

      Thanks for your comments

  • mermi
    July 19, 2010, 11:21 am Reply

    Hello Sir again
    I an from Iran and 26 years old I got my Bechelor Degree from university of my country. and keen on improving my english language in London..
    I recently read that tier 4 General students who come to study english languages can work up to 10 hour
    It means that I just can work 10 hour a week and full time on holidays??
    if I work 12 hours a week for instance they will cancel my visa ???
    and can I apply from Atrusted Institite or I must apply highly trusted colleges only ???
    thank so much for your help

    • admin
      July 20, 2010, 10:30 pm Reply

      Yes you can work not more than 10 hour’s if your course is not degree level (but who cares how much time you are working) But home office can find how much you are working.
      If I speak honestly it depends on luck.

      Better to apply at Highly Trusted sponsor list school or university

      Any way thanks for the comments

  • asma
    September 4, 2010, 1:16 pm Reply

    i am refused form uk
    now am in spain on study visa its easy earn money as compare UK
    and its maximum visa ration and also 25 countries schengen visa

    • admin
      September 4, 2010, 1:24 pm Reply

      Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

  • shafi
    September 24, 2010, 1:48 pm Reply

    whats the difference between highly trusted and A rated college

  • Israr Ahmad
    January 30, 2011, 11:09 am Reply

    Hello Respected Sir,

    I have done my B.Com from Islamia University Bahawalpur in 2009.Now i want to go london for higher studies via study visa myself(means without hiring any agent/consultant).Kindly give me complete information about trusted colleges & universities and also tell me that which course will be suitable for me.Please reply me as soon as possible.I shall be very thankful to you.


    • admin
      January 31, 2011, 1:53 pm Reply

      Thanks Israr for your comments.

      But you didn’t mention what course/subject you would like to study. If you want to study ACCA
      please email at


  • Prativa Joshi
    May 2, 2011, 11:31 pm Reply

    Hello every one,

    It was a great day that I have read all the articles posted in this site. However, the one must important thing is that any body must not choose their study destination for UK as this is not a country where you can get your proper concentration on your studies rather you worried about rules changing every three months. All we students are being realized that we are in prison and should be alert every minute. Best, my suggestion to my other friend do not choose that country for your further study. I had one bitter experience that I wanted to share with you like, I am studying in Highly Trusted Sponsor College at First year University Studies [Level 4] paying GBP 12,750 per year fee and I was applying with my spouse, as you know in level 4, I got only 10 hours work permit and my husband is 0 hours work permit. That is no argument for me, We suppose to glad that I would get admission at University in 2nd year after completing my first year University studies and that time I will be in Level 6, But, recently, I have seen that UKBA is not allowing even level 6 students of University could not sponsor their dependent even their presence in the UK. See, how fool we are made by UKBA and how they could think that we would pay our money to them without even closing our relationship with spouse. They comply us to move from their country even we are genuine intention who wanted to study in the University. So, they are not focusing on quality, they are just focusing on money. They had enough now and they wanted to kick students out from their country. That’s the main reason we must go to bogous Colleges at level 6 before July where we could apply with dependents. No one can saperate from their family.

    I think if any one can response in this above issue, I will be glad with them.

    Thank you

  • habeeb
    January 2, 2013, 7:19 am Reply

    sir i have got 5 bands in ielts its that enough for me to apply for uk

  • Mandip Dahal
    August 12, 2015, 5:49 am Reply

    I have applied Tier 4 Visa from Nepal 3 days ago. I got my visa rejected from Australia a year i have any negative impacts on the current situation for UK? All of my documents are genuine and earlier rejection was due to not choosing relevant subject. This time I have choose relevant one.

    • admin
      November 14, 2015, 3:17 pm Reply

      This is very complicated to tell you whether you will be affected Australia Visa refusal or not but for sure this will have some impact on ECO’s mind. Wish you good luck.

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