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Financial evidence for Student and Child Student route applicants

Financial evidence for Student and Child Student route applicants Overview of financial evidence Financial evidence is proof that you have enough money to support yourself while studying in the UK. Usually you’ll need to show a set amount of money for each month of your course, for up to 9 months. If you’re applying from overseas, or if are applying in the UK but have not been here with permission for 12 months or more, you must show that you have enough money to cover your course fees (and boarding fees, if relevant) and living costs. You might not need to provide financial evidence if you’re from an exempt country but you should still make sure you have enough funds. UK Visas and Immigration may ask you to show that you have them. You do not need to show funds if you are applying as a Student Union Sabbatical Officer or to study as a doctor or dentist in training. How your finance requirement is worked out Students The amount of money you need to show depends on: your course fees, which are set out on your confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) Your education provider will send you the CAS once they’ve offered...

Tier 4 General student visa UK

The UK general student visa is issued to foreign student who are at least 16 years old and aspire to admit in studies in the UK. To be eligible to apply for a UK tier 4 student visa you must meet the following conditions: Be a non-EEA and no-Swiss national Be older than 16 years old Illustrate English language knowledge in an interview. The sponsor must not give the CAS before ensuring that the candidate has the needed English language understanding. Secure a place in the course in an institution listed as a licensed sponsor of Tier 4 candidates Documents you must provide When you apply for the visa you must provide A current passport or other valid travel documentation Evidence that you can support yourself Proof of parental or other legal guardian consent if you under 18 If you are under 18, proof of you relationship with your parent or guardian should be submitted Apply outside the UK You must apply online for Tier 4 student visa. You will require having your fingerprints and photographs taken a visa application centre as part of your application. You will need to collect your biometric residence permit within 10 days of when...

How long can a sponsored student stay in the UK?

How long can a sponsored student stay in the UK? The period of leave given to a successful Tier 4 applicant is based on the length of their course. We will calculate the length of the course using the start and end dates you put on the CAS. If a student receives government or other official financial sponsorship, we will limit their permission to stay in line with any requirements the sponsor specifies. 5.52 A Tier 4 (General) student is allowed to spend no more than two years studying in the UK below RQF 6 or SCQF 9 (i.e. studying courses below degree level) . The two year limit does not apply if the Tier 4 (General) student is applying to study a course at below degree level, having never studied as a Tier 4 (General) migrant in the UK before, and applies for leave to study a 3-year course which is subject to a regulatory requirement by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency that they must spend at least 12 months at sea (see Annex C for list of recognised courses). In these cases, a Tier 4 (General) 39 student is allowed to spend no more than three years studying...

Changes relating to Tier 4 of the Points-Based System – 17th March 2017

Changes relating to Tier 4 of the Points-Based System  Tier 4 of the Points Based System is the route used by non-EEA nationals wishing to study in the UK. Tier 4 is comprised of two categories: Tier 4 (General) and Tier 4 (Child). The following changes are being made in Tier 4: Tier 4 students who have work rights are limited in the number of hours they may work per week. An amendment is being made to set out a definition of a week, in order to ensure clarity for students, employers and sponsors. An amendment is being made to clarify that only where an applicant is being sponsored wholly by a Government or international scholarship agency by means of an award which covers both fees and maintenance must they provide the unconditional written consent of the sponsoring Government or agency to the application, and the specified documents set out in paragraph 245A. Under Tier 4 (General), if the course is below degree level, the grant of entry clearance or leave must not lead to the applicant having been granted more than 2 years in the UK as a Tier 4 migrant since the age of 18 to study courses that did not consist of degree level study....