Who can apply?

New full-time students

You can apply for a Tier 4 visa three months before the start date of your programme of study if:

  • you have been accepted an offer to study at Birkbeck for a full-time programme of study
  • the programme is longer than six months or more
  • you have paid a deposit
  • have been issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for study at Birkbeck
  • meet all the Tier 4 requirements.

Continuing full-time students

You can apply for a Tier 4 visa three months before the expiry date of your current Tier 4 (General) Student visa if you require further time to complete your current study and are making satisfactory academic progress. You must submit a Request for a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies for Continuing Birkbeck students at least eight weeks before you intend to make your visa application. You will also need to meet all Tier 4 requirements.