Tier 4 Highly Trusted Sponsored list published by Ukba

Highly trusted sponsored list has been published for Tier 4 yesterday (6th April, 2010) by the Uk Border Agency. Previously had two categories of tier 4 that is “A” and “B” rating. Ukba added one more category is called Highly Trusted Sponsor. These highly trusted sponsored educational  institutes are more trustworthy and reliable to British The Border Agency.

What is highly trusted sponsor under Tier 4? According to Uk Border Agency

Under Tier 4 of the points-based system, all sponsors receive an ‘A’ or ‘B’ rating. The new Highly Trusted sponsor category is a further segmentation of this sponsor rating system. It is designed to identify those sponsors who have the highest levels of compliance with their sponsor obligations, and whose students are showing the greatest compliance with the terms of their visa or permission to stay.

In this Highly trusted sponsored category institute will have some additional features and service than A & B rating. Click here to learn more details of these feature

  • Course Restriction
  • Account Management
  • Registrations
  • Re-sit

This is really a outstanding effort from Home Office to recognize and assessment those institute prospectively. The new list of Highly trusted sponsored list will publish soon on The London Study. So keep visiting our blog and share what do you think.

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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  • amit
    July 27, 2011, 11:43 am Reply

    hello, is london college of engineering and management, is a highly trusted college?pls help me .

    • shimul
      October 18, 2011, 1:19 pm Reply

      Bcoc college is which rated..plz tell me..

  • Kaila
    July 30, 2011, 1:31 am Reply

    I have had Master Degree in Business Studies and Bachelors Degree in Major mathematics From Nepal. I am studying NQF Level 7 in highly trusted college. I want to join University for PHD course in Maths or Business management. I can not pay a whole year sum at first, I want to pay fees in installment basis. What should I do for this? can I get admission to University?

    • admin
      August 1, 2011, 3:36 am Reply


      Thanks for you comments. Yes I think you can pay by installment. Contact with your university. They will give you better solution. Cheers!

  • rajashahid
    August 2, 2011, 7:03 am Reply

    hi i hd enterd the wrong end date of my course in Application form which is 09/06/2011 nd correct date is 09/06/2013.
    is it harmful for me.
    there is
    also CAS attcahement with my application. . .

    • admin
      August 2, 2011, 11:34 pm Reply

      yes of course… Its a big mistake and try to solve it as soon as you can. If necessary re-apply for your course. Thanks Rajashahid.

  • Akhil Verma
    August 3, 2011, 7:36 am Reply

    hello Sir,
    I rec. a CAS on 12 june 2011(session july,2011) from concepts college of London, surrey. it is A ranked sponsor. and i launched a file in Embassy 12 july 2011. but acc. to new rules only govt clg’s CAS are Valid. so ll i get a study Visa on ‘A’ ranked College? or should a withdraw the file? plz reply me as early

  • kiran duwa
    August 4, 2011, 5:48 pm Reply

    i want to know the reputation of the london academy of management science

    • Azhar Naseer
      August 13, 2011, 3:38 pm Reply

      hi Kiran . LAMS has been suspended.

    • farhan
      August 5, 2014, 12:13 pm Reply

      it is in suspension list again.

  • Diganta Gurung
    August 6, 2011, 5:47 am Reply

    well sir i had applied for the city of london college may 2nd intake and had submitted my application on 20th april but till date i haven’t received any response from the british high commision, my college City of london college falls on the A rated list,,,is the delay due to the college or any othe problem????please suggest me as soon as possible.

  • Azhar Naseer
    August 10, 2011, 3:24 pm Reply

    any college retain?

  • nilal qasim
    August 23, 2011, 1:11 pm Reply

    Sir my college name is London Academy of Management Sciences. it isn’t available in new list of UKBA. Is it suspended . How can i check . my file in embassy for processing. please tell what to do?i summit my file in embassy at 27/may/2011.can u plz tell me how long have been update this college on UKBA list.

  • nirmal
    August 26, 2011, 8:20 am Reply

    hi sir may knw abt LCM its kind of education board…..relate to marketing..its is highly trusted or not..may its beter then ABE

  • nirmal
    August 26, 2011, 8:23 am Reply

    im frm london college of commerce may knw its higly trusted or nt reply soon

  • Syed Fawad Hassan shah
    September 11, 2011, 7:35 pm Reply

    hello nazir sir

    my college name is stratford college of mangement and i have apply my file on 29 of march 2011.still my case is underprocess.but on 16 of august British commission has taken an interview from me.but still file underprocess.as my college is not on ukba list.as my file will going to complete the time of 6 months tell me sir is it happens that i will got the visa.i have contact with college they said that they are given regular classes their.sir plz reply me on my email adress what u think about my case will i get the visa as i tell u about my case???

  • sandhya
    September 14, 2011, 2:17 pm Reply

    HI Sir ,
    My college license is cancelled in june 2011, i approached sme other college , where college agreed to issue PGDBM certificate, if i get that cerificate in september do i need to drop a new visa to get admission in university. can u please tell me wht all letters i require to get an admisiion apart from the Final PGDBM certificate , wht all letters a college should give me that i have completed the PGDBM from their college .

  • fajla rabbi
    September 14, 2011, 7:46 pm Reply

    hello dear
    i came in london in oct 2010 in a b rated college.my college now shut down but it s name still in the ukba website.i didn`t get anything from this college.i want to know when i need to change my college.and what difficulties waiting for me in future,

  • bilal qasim
    September 18, 2011, 11:15 am Reply

    am also in this same situation Azhar.
    London academy of management sciences. and the embassy took my interview.can u please tell me what can i do i summit my application in April.please inform me via Email.bilalqasim300@hotmail.com

  • Tauseef Ahmed
    September 23, 2011, 12:14 am Reply

    hi my name is tauseef ahmed. sir my college expelled my sponsorship due to outstanding balance i all ready paid them 72% fee just 28% fee remaining they cannot talk about 72% fee they just asking for outstanding balance.so kindly give me some advise and also help me. i had 97% attendance in college and i was punctual and regular student i submit all class test and MOQ test as well. college management said find another college for further studies other wise you should leave the UK. I don’t understand what I do next.

    Thanks & Regards

    Tauseef Ahmed

    • admin
      September 23, 2011, 5:01 am Reply


      I understand your situation. As college already told you to see another college then better to find a new college. Please email me with your contact details. Thanks

    • Sayed Ahmed
      November 4, 2011, 8:34 pm Reply

      @ Tauseef Ahmed, mate find a solicitor and sue them as this is really unfair to you on the other hand inform UKBA regarding this.
      On the otherhand try ur best to give a good explanisation why u couldn’t the rest of your tution fees that will help u as well.

  • Ola Ade
    September 23, 2011, 1:22 pm Reply

    Dear sir/ma,

    I am trying to seek admission so that I can renew my student visa now (the visa runs out in January 2012) and I have not obtained my final certificate from the awarding body till now and the colleges are demanding for it.

    This may delay my admission till January instead of starting now. Please, I will like to know if this will not affect me when I am sending my papers to the home office.

    Thank you.


  • adnan khan
    September 26, 2011, 12:17 pm Reply

    hellow how r u??i wanna take admsn but am confuse about colleges in london
    please tell me highly trusted govt colleges in london offering [hnd] and buiness management

  • Saif
    September 27, 2011, 12:10 am Reply



  • Ade Ola
    September 28, 2011, 5:34 pm Reply

    Dear sir/ma,

    I am trying to seek admission so that I can renew my student visa now (the visa runs out in January 2012) and I have not obtained my final certificate from the awarding body till now and the colleges are demanding for it.

    This may delay my admission till January instead of starting now. Please, I will like to know if this will not affect me when I am sending my papers to the home office.

    Thank you.


  • lalita
    September 28, 2011, 11:05 pm Reply

    hello sir,
    my visa is gonna expire soon on november .so that i am looking for colleges like highly trusted and i found one sbl(school of business and law ).
    i like to know if i apply highly trusted sponsor can i work.

    • admin
      September 29, 2011, 5:51 am Reply

      No. College students will not get any work permit.


  • atif
    September 29, 2011, 3:17 am Reply

    sir plz help me i m student of bite college .. i applied in start of april 2011 and my application is still under process. and my college is suspended from 12th of july 2011 i appeared for an interview at BHC islamabad 08sep2011 . i dont know when my college will active plz tell me about my college if u have any news regarding my college so plz must tell me.i will be very thanksful to you…

  • lalita
    September 29, 2011, 9:09 pm Reply

    hi ,how u doing?
    thanks for your replay.
    i am looking for publically funded college that i can get 10 hour work permit.because i can’t go university cause its very expensive so plz give some name of publicaly fundes colleges.

    • admin
      September 30, 2011, 6:13 am Reply

      Please have look here for publicly funded college in London. But they are expensive too.

      University of Ulster London branch tuition fees £6500 only. Contact with me soon if you want admission for October session.

      Thanks Lalita.

  • lalita
    September 30, 2011, 11:07 pm Reply

    thanks for advice but university of ulster london is A rated so its could be risk to join there .what do u think?plz reply me.

  • Thayalan
    October 1, 2011, 9:37 am Reply

    Dear Sir,
    i am srilankan trying to get student visa for UK. but i am still having problem with select highly Trusted college or University In London. i am prefer with management in Accounting /finance. well, i can pay only less than $7000 per year as a tuition fees. please suggest me one Recognized highly trusted college in London then i can apply for admission, kindly reply me ASAP.
    contact me my email add is kthaya1989@yahoo.com – Regards-

    • admin
      October 1, 2011, 4:11 pm Reply


      Keep in touch with me here and our facebook fan page. Its very affordable to get admission within this amount to get a HTS college/University. I’ll email you later.


  • Thayalan
    October 5, 2011, 11:01 am Reply

    Dear admin,
    Thanks for your prompt Response. well, I choose one college which is “A” rate sponsor. Holborn College, they offering Bsc(Hons) Accountancy & Finance degree awarded by university of Wales. what is your opinion on it? $8500 Per year for the tuition. i am wondering if pay 1year course fee as an advance,how much i have to show in my bank account in order to get visa from the British high commission?? how much they will Required in my bank account?? i am from srilanka BTW. please reply me soon,……i am really appreciate your services..really helpful for the students,…tc

  • umair
    October 7, 2011, 5:52 pm Reply

    hello sir,
    my name is umair javaid i am student of ISBS collage in london, my collage is suspended from ukba list and collage admin widdrawl me from the course and say me that go back to your home country or get admission in somewhere else, can you tell me how much i have time to get a new admision and if the collage reported me in ukba than its effect me?? reply me in my mail address which is umairhr@hotmail.com

  • dilbar dar
    October 12, 2011, 11:24 am Reply

    will my college closed or not. tell me your opinions which guide me.my coleges is (stratford college of management ilford capmpuse). and kinly tell me 1 thing more that at this moment what is position of my college,is it suspended or not ? i shall be very thankfull to you.

  • shibbir
    October 13, 2011, 2:01 am Reply

    hii.i got visa from the lcaf college which is situated in east london but they did not star my class even stiil now they gave us long holiday still we r on holiday.probably they lost there sponsor but they have still on the sponsor list.waat we can do this situation plz advise us about this matter thanx

    • Tejas Shah
      March 2, 2012, 7:58 pm Reply

      Hi shibbir I got the same college…i wanna know something abt it if u can plz can u give me ur no so i can contact u straight

      • admin
        March 3, 2012, 2:03 am Reply

        Guys your college London College of Finance and Accounting (LCAF) is revoked or shut down from UKBA Tier 4 list. Please do not get admission if you are an International students.

  • Ejaz Ashraf Dar
    October 20, 2011, 12:15 pm Reply

    I need guidence for a student who is aged 16 and half year with 10 years Matric certificate and IELTS 5.5 recently obtained want to study CAT course at Highly trusted college in Around leyton ,london area.
    what tye of visa he should apply Tier 4 general or child?
    cos CAT course is not child course.while he has IEL:TS 5.5?
    Hope a reply will be given for guidence.

    • admin
      October 21, 2011, 1:10 am Reply

      Dear Ejaz
      He needs to apply Tier 4 (Child) category visa. Try on East London College which is highly trusted sponsor providing CAT course based in Leytonstone or need assistance please contact with me. Thanks

  • Deepak
    October 24, 2011, 9:28 am Reply

    I applied visa throw highly trusted college in level-7 on 22.6.11for one day service and was issued on 27.7.11.When I submitted my dependant file in India. Result come refuse as paragraph 319(i)5 Becouse of ‘‘dependant rules were changed on 4.7.11’’
    During that time application was under progress and it was treated under Hc 1148 as per old rule . Still have 2 years visa. What to do now ?

    • Deepak
      November 13, 2011, 11:43 pm Reply

      Hi dear sir ,
      still you need more time to think about it ?

  • salman
    October 27, 2011, 1:53 pm Reply

    i want to addmission in university center at blackbern college on level 7 course so plz tell work is allow in this college.

  • Gurung
    November 16, 2011, 5:46 pm Reply

    how can we find out whether the college has been black listed or not.
    please give me a genuine idea. thanks

  • tanny
    December 7, 2011, 10:16 pm Reply

    hi there,

    My collage is suspended vcn victoria collage nottingham,what shall i do next? what collage shall i go to? i am studying tier 4 english languge,can sumone please help me.


    • admin
      December 7, 2011, 10:19 pm Reply

      Dear Tanny

      Please email me with your situation and academic background. I’ll try to find a quality college for you. Thanks


  • fahim.ahmed
    December 14, 2011, 9:10 am Reply

    Sir my college name is Aston college Ltd. it is available in new list of UKBA. Its is highly trusted college. My file in embassy for processing. please tell what to do?i m completed B.B.A. Now I applied for diploma in administration management. I choose, this subject because of my IELTS result I’m worried about this college for applying diploma course….let me know if have any problem in Aston College Birmingham reply..tnx

    • admin
      December 14, 2011, 8:59 pm Reply

      Thanks for your comments. No problem as it is already Highly Trusted College. Wait for your decision from UK Boarder Agency. Thank you very much.

    February 4, 2012, 8:52 pm Reply

    Dear Sir,
    I am a international student who had come in England for higher study and admitted in the WEST END COLLEGE LONDON and i humbly want to know that in the month of APRIL 2012 will it suspended or not.

    • admin
      February 14, 2012, 1:53 am Reply

      There is a very good possibilities for West End College to suspend soon. Many sourced confirmed that this college sell CAS letter with a cheap price and show full tuition fees paid in CAS letter. If it is true then its a real sign to blacklist soon.


  • mehreen
    February 19, 2012, 3:20 am Reply

    hello sir, under the new rules of UKBA, dependents will only be allowed to work if the student is on a postgraduate program or falls on NQF 7, and also from a highly trusted college. Is ACCA considered to be equivalent to a NQF 7 level degree? Can my spouse work if i go for ACCA?

    • admin
      February 19, 2012, 5:25 pm Reply

      ACCA is NQF level 7 course. Only your dependent and you will get work permit if you study in University or Further Higher Education Government funded institutes. Thanks.

  • mehreen
    February 19, 2012, 3:22 am Reply

    i would be grateful if u answer my question asap!!

  • Nawneet Kaur
    February 22, 2012, 12:52 pm Reply

    Dear Sir/Madam

    I recently got 3 yrs student visa extension. My problem is that I failed 1 exam three times. The college said that they will not enroll me for the next semester and inform the UKBA that I am no longer a student with them. I don’t have enough time to apply to other colleges. Do the UKBA will allow me some time period to apply apply for new visa or I have to go back to my country and apply from there. The next session for the same course in other colleges is starting in Aug.


    Nawneet Kaur

    • admin
      February 22, 2012, 5:05 pm Reply

      Thanks for your comments Nawneet Kaur.

      You have very less chance to get enrol another college but you have to contact with me directly, so that can give you a good advise or help to enrol in new college. Our contact number is 07540942058. Thanks Cheers.

  • Abhay
    March 26, 2012, 9:46 am Reply

    Dear sir/madam,

    I had taken admission at Rahat London college when it was listed as a A trusted college. I was doing my masters there but just few months later the college was suspended. I received my results on the 7th feb but the college went into liquidation on the 14th of Feb.

    I just wanted to know if I will be still eligible to apply for a PSW visa.

    • admin
      March 27, 2012, 10:49 pm Reply

      If you already received your Certificate from awarding body you can apply for PSW. Please seek help from Solicitor.


  • Abhay
    March 26, 2012, 9:49 am Reply

    Would really appreciate your help.

    Thanks and regards,


  • sohail khan
    March 27, 2012, 3:08 am Reply

    Hello Sir/Medam..can u ask me that AA HAMILTON COLLEGE is a highly trusted college or not?bcoz i m studying in this college.and the college admin said that we have already applied for a Highly Trusted sponsor.but i chek every day the UKBA Highly trusted list.and their name did,nt come yet.so kindly inform me that this college got the highly trusted sponsor or nt??i m very confused.

    • admin
      March 27, 2012, 10:52 pm Reply

      Dear Sohail

      Thanks for your comments. AA Hamilton college is Tier 4 A rated college but if they already applied for Highly Trusted Sponsor you can’t check anywhere. So just wait or ask to them if they applied for a QAA inspection. Thanks

  • Ehsan Bashir
    June 21, 2012, 5:39 pm Reply

    Dear Sohail, AA Hamilton College London has Educational Oversight successfully. Although they are “A” rated at the moment, but due to Educational Oversight, they will be safe.

  • Sheeza
    July 5, 2012, 12:27 am Reply

    Hello Sir/Madam
    I have just finished masters degree in media studies in birmingham, next I want to move to ACCA, though thats bit different field but for the sake of better profession ,I wish to take admission in it, My question to you is that am I eligible to go for it or not according to UKBA?
    Your prompt answer will be highly appreciated
    Kind Regards

  • tani
    August 29, 2012, 11:52 am Reply

    i need to know about LCBMIT as it is currently suspended.The staff of LCBMIT says that after final hearing in London High Court against UKBA in September,we will very soon come on the sponsor’s list as a Highly Trusted College.My visa application is in embassy from 6 months and still waiting for the visa as when i contact the embassy they say to wait for next course of action.The question is that is there any hope that will LCBMIT come back?any body have any information about LCBMIT?? Any information will be highly appreciated.

  • Eric
    November 16, 2012, 10:14 pm Reply

    Dear sir/madam, please tell me if British institute of Technology and E-commerce is still highly trusted sponsor under UKBA.

  • ali shah
    December 12, 2012, 5:15 am Reply

    hy i am a student of london institute of management and technology i am going to pakistan for my holidays but i just check my college is in lagacy list is that allright for me to go on holidays or it will make trouble for me????

  • Abaid ajmal
    December 21, 2012, 10:20 pm Reply

    I took admission in king’s college of Manchester in CMI business and management level 4 but unfortunately my college has been closed because of bank corruption know I want to know what should I do?

    • admin
      December 28, 2012, 12:57 am Reply

      Abaid Ajmal

      Sorry for late reply. Kings college of Manchester has been revoked as you told, so better to find a new sponsor. Contact with us soon for University admission.

  • nohman
    February 6, 2013, 5:36 pm Reply

    sir, plz tell me that london college of accountancy business school, london is a sponsor college of ukba or not?????

    • admin
      February 6, 2013, 6:39 pm Reply

      Please check UKBA Website site for regular update of Tier 4 Sponsor Status. Thanks.

  • yasir
    May 5, 2013, 8:47 am Reply

    hi infact im studying in 3dmorden college but in january college is closed down i go back to my home town but now i want to go back nd want to get admistion in some othet colege i issue a cas by the new college but now new colege is asking for b2 or ielts now.i gve ielts exam but result is due

    July 15, 2016, 11:31 am Reply

    Please is Concepts University College London an accredited school in UK.

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