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New changes to the Tier 4 student visa route

From 01/08/2019 only universities with a track record of compliance will benefit from having full privileges of Tier 4. Track record of compliance means having at least 4 consecutive years of compliance with all their duties as a sponsor as well as successful annual basic compliance assessment (where they are assessed on bases of their visa refusal, enrolment and completion rates).

Some examples of privileges are as the following:

  • Students can bring dependants to the UK
  • University can assess English language
  • Students can work up to 20 hours a week during term time
  • Students can extend visa from within the UK