Tier 4 and Short-Term Study permits enable students from outside the EEA – either children or adults – to come to the UK for school study, college or university study or short courses. Visitor visa holders are also allowed – in some circumstances – to study short courses. Our visit visa lawyers at Lexmark Legal Associates can give you the advice to submit a successful application under the following categories of Tier 4 visa:
Tier 4 General Student Visa
The UK’s general student visa operates on a points-based system. As an adult student under this category, you must obtain 40 points. 30 points can be achieved by providing an acceptance letter from an authorized UK institution or college, while 10 points will be proof of having enough funds.
Once your application approves, you can stay in the UK to complete your course for a specific period of time. You will also be eligible to stay in the UK for a short time after completing your stay, but you must leave the UK except you have applied for a visa extension or another immigration category.
Tier 4 Child Student Visa
The child visitor category is for those who are under 18 and wish to study in the UK. The maximum time period for this category is 6 months. To be eligible for this category, you must possess enough funds to bear your expenses in the UK, including your transport, accommodation and the return journey. If the child wishes to study longer than 6 months, he/she must apply for a Tier 4 child student visa.
Short-Term Study Visa
If you are more than 18 years of age and wish to join a short course for up to 6 months, you can apply for a visa under this category. To be eligible for this Tier 4 student visa, you must possess sufficient funds. This is to ensure that you can bear all your expenses, including your stay and return journey. In case you want to study for a longer period, then apply for a Tier 4 General visa.
Why consult a lawyer for a Tier 4 Study Visa?
Sixty percent of individuals who wish to study in the UK normally make mistakes in their application and get rejected. A careful application review and expert advice increase your chances of a successful visa. If you are unable to meet some of the visa requirements, our lawyers can provide useful advice.