Tier 4 General and Child Student Visa

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The UK Student Visa: General and Child Student category has replaced the previously known Tier 4 General and Child Student Visa. The Student Visa is for individuals who are aged 16 or over and who wish to study on a further or higher education course in the UK. If you are between 4 and 17 years old and wish to study at an independent school in the UK, you should apply for a Child Student Visa.

What is the General and Child Student Visa?

The Student Visa: General and Child Student category has replaced the previously known Tier 4 General and Child Student Visa. The Student Visa is for individuals who are aged 16 or over and who wish to study on a further or higher education course in the UK. If you are between 4 and 17 years old and wish to study at an independent school in the UK, you should apply for a Child Student Visa.

Requirements for a General and Child Student Visa application

In order to qualify for a General Student Visa, you will need to satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) that:

For a Child Student Visa, you will need to satisfy the UKVI that:

All applicants must be sponsored by licenced sponsor and issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). The exact requirements you will need to satisfy will vary depending on your circumstances. You may want to speak to our expert immigration lawyers for legal advice.

Course Requirement for a UK Student Visa

For a General Student Visa, the following Course Requirement applies:

For a Child Student Visa, the following Course Requirement applies:

All applicants must be sponsored by licenced sponsor and issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). The exact requirements you will need to satisfy will vary depending on your circumstances. You may want to speak to our expert immigration solicitors and barristers for legal advice on whether you meet the Course Requirement.

English Language Requirement for a UK Student Visa

English Language Requirement for a UK Student Visa

You will need to be able to read, write, speak and understand English to at least CEFR Level B2 (if studying at degree level or above) or CEFR Level B1 (if studying at below degree level).

You will usually need to pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) from an approved provider.

If you are a national of Canada or applying to travel to the UK for a study abroad programme as part of a university degree course in the USA or have proved your level of English in a previous visa application then you will be exempt from meeting the English Language Requirement. Nationals of certain majority English speaking countries and those who have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree taught in English are also exempt from meeting the English Language Requirement.

You may want to speak to our expert immigration solicitors and barristers for legal advice on whether you meet the English Language Requirement.

Finance and Maintenance Requirement for a Student Visa

For a General Student Visa, the following Finance and Maintenance Requirement applies:

For a Child Student Visa, the following Finance and Maintenance Requirement applies:

You may want to speak to our expert immigration solicitors and barristers for legal advice on whether you meet the Finance and Maintenance Requirement.

Can I study and work in the UK on Student Visa?

Yes, you can work and study in the UK. In relation to work, the following restrictions apply:

It is important that you double check with the UKVI as to the conditions of your Student Visa so as to avoid inadvertently breaching the Immigration Rules. You may want to speak to our expert immigration solicitors and barristers for legal advice on your requirements.

Making a UK Student Visa application with OneLaw Chambers

At OneLaw Chambers, our immigration solicitors and barristers regularly assist with Student Visa applications in order for applicants to remain and settle in the UK. We have assisted many foreign national applicants to prepare and submit successful Immigration and Visa applications and we have represented clients from all over the world.

Whether you require expert immigration advice on the requirements of the Immigration Rules, an independent immigration assessment of your prospects of qualifying for a UK Student Visa or professional immigration representation with preparing your Student Visa immigration application, our immigration solicitors and barristers can help you.

We are committed to ensuring that our immigration solicitors and barristers prepare every immigration visa application with utmost quality and skill so that successful outcome is achieved every time. Our immigration solicitors and barristers operate in a friendly and cooperative manner to provide our clients with the best client care and service during the entire immigration application process.

To discuss your Student Visa application with one our immigration solicitors and barristers, please contact our Immigration lawyers on 0207 489 2044 / 0208 616 1819 or complete our enquiry form with your details.

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