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The new student route will dramatically simplify the immigration system for genuine students and education providers. We will replace 10 routes to the UK with just one tier. Students who would have come to the UK under the following routes will be able to apply for one of two new student visas:
  • Students
  • Sandwich Students
  • Writing Up A Thesis
  • Re-sit Of Examinations
  • Bar Students
  • Music Students
  • Pupillage
  • Welbeck College
  • Association Of American Study Abroad
  • Programmes
  • Pestalozzi Children’s Trust
The Student Tier will have two new visas:

General Student: for all those wishing to come to the UK for their post -16 education; and

Child Student: for children between the ages of 4 and 16 to come here to be educated at our independent schools.

The prospective student and student visitor routes will remain outside the points system and its sponsorship requirements. (Details of these outes are provided at paragraphs 77-80). Parent carers of children under the age of 12 attending independent schools will also continue to be provided for outside the points system. (Further details of this route are provided at paragraph 62)

General Student Point Test:

The ‘General Student’ category will encompass all post 16 education outside of independent fee paying schools and will apply to the vast majority of overseas nationals seeking to enter the UK as a student

To gain a ‘General Student’ visa, applicants will have to score points against two sets of objective criteria with an overall pass mark of 40 points:

Points under Tier 4: General Student- Pass mark 40

  • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies 30 point
  • Maintenance and Funds Test –10 point

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