Applying for a Tier 4 visa

To apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa, you must submit a fully completed visa application form with supporting documentation.

How to apply

Applying from outside the UK

Applying from inside the UK

  • You can submit your application and pay your visa application fees and immigration health surcharge from inside the UK by using 'Online' application.
  • You then print your Tier 4 visa application document checklist, and send it with your supporting documents to UKVI or take them to your appointment.
  • You also need to print your Biometric Enrolment Letter from the site and take it to a participating Post Office branch to complete your biometric enrolment. It must be completed within 15 working days.   

Related actions

To apply, you will also need to:

1. Submit supporting documentation

2. Attend a Credibility interview

3. Pay an Immigration health surcharge

What to do once you receive a decision on your application

If your visa application was successful, you should:

If your visa application was unsuccessful, please send us the refusal note you received and request a new CAS. Please note that a CAS cannot be used more than once so do not submit a fresh visa application form without getting a new CAS.

Collecting your Biometric Residence Permit

You will be issued with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) automatically if your visa is approved and the total length of your course is longer than six months. The BRP includes information about you, and is used to confirm your identity, your right to study in the UK and your right to any services or benefits you're entitled to.