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International Students


At school level, Andrea Williams is responsible for international students, for any queries or support you can contact her on / 020 3073 8048.

At College level the International Office can provide support and advice for students studying from overseas.


Tier 4 visas

Birkbeck are required to monitor and report to the UK visas and immigration department on student attendance, change of circumstance and withdrawal for all students on tier 4 visas.

Students on this visa must therefore notify their programme administrator of their intention to:

  • withdraw from a programme
  • transfer to another programme
  • change their period of study
  • return to their country of origin (either temporarily or permanently)
  • take a holiday
  • conduct research in another country

Failure to comply could lead to your visa being revoked.

Students on tier 4 visas who have absences of more than two weeks need to submit an authorised absence request with supporting evidence that needs to be approved by the programme director. The College is obliged to report unauthorised absences to the UK visas and immigration department and could withdraw sponsorship of the student’s visa.