Can I apply for my Tier 4 visa in the UK?

  • There are a number of reasons, some of them listed below, that mean you may not be able to apply for your Tier 4 visa in the UK. Please contact us and we can check your situation for you.

    You can apply in the UK if:

    You cannot apply for a Tier 4 student visa in the UK if:

    • you currently have a visitor or short-term student visa. If you do not have a Tier 4 visa then check with ISAT.
    • you are applying for a new course and your new course starts more than 28 days after your current visa ends. (If your new course is less than 6 months and is not a pre-sessional course you may not be able to apply if this course starts more than 7 days after your current visa ends.)
    • you are changing courses at Brookes, without completing your current course, and the end date of your new course is after your current visa ends. You will need to go home to apply for a Tier 4 visa in this case. 
    • your current institution is not a higher education institution, nor an embedded college, nor an independent school. If you do not know if this applies to you then you will need to ask your current Tier 4 sponsor.