How to apply for Tier 4 (General) student

How to apply for Tier 4 (General) student

As a Tier 4 (General) student, you must have 40 points in our points assessment. You can score:

  • 30 points for having a valid confirmation of acceptance for studies, which you get for studying a course at an acceptable level with an approved education provider (also known as a 'Tier 4 sponsor'), and for having acceptable English language skills; and
  • 10 points for having enough money (also known as maintenance or funds) to cover your course fees and living costs.

You can find more information about these requirements on the following pages in this section:

There are other requirements that you may also need to meet. These are described under 'More information' below.

If you are already in the UK in a different immigration category, you may be able to 'switch' into Tier 4 (General) without leaving the UK. See 'More information' below.