The UK Home Office introduced a new immigration system which came into effect from 5 October 2020. The new “Student Visa” route  replaced the “Tier 4 (General)” visa route. Please read our article New Student Visa Immigration Route  for more information.  

If I'm already on a Tier 4 visa, do I need to switch into the new Student Route?  
If you are already in the UK studying with a valid Tier 4 visa, you will not need to take any action to switch into the new Student Visa route. 

Important to know:

  • ​​​​​ If you need to submit a Tier 4/Student Visa application around this time, please contact the Advice & Guidance team so that we can advise you on your options.