UKBA Gets Tougher On Student Visa Applications from 3rd March 2010.

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New requirements for student applications under Tier 4 of the points-based system have come into effect today.

The new requirements are as follows:

  • UKBA has raised the minimum level of English language course that Tier 4 (General) students can study, to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Before you can apply to study an English language course in the UK, you will need to show that your English language skills are at CEFR level B1 or higher. (There are exceptions if you are a government-sponsored student or if you want to study a pre-sessional English course that meets certain requirements.)
  • If you are applying under Tier 4 (General) to study a course that is below degree level and is not a foundation degree, we have reduced the amount of work that you can do during term time to 10 hours per week. (The maximum level used to be 20 hours per week).
  • If you are applying under Tier 4 (Child) and you are 16 or 17 years old, we have reduced the amount of work that you can do during term time to 10 hours per week. (The maximum level used to be 20 hours per week).
  • If you are applying to study a course under Tier 4 (General) for six months or less, you will no longer be able to bring your family members (known as ‘dependants’).
  • If you are applying to study a course lower than degree level (excluding foundation degree courses) under Tier 4 (General), your dependants will no longer be able to work (unless they qualify to work in their own right under Tier 1 or Tier 2 of the points-based system).

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