TIER 4 OF THE POINTS-BASED SYSTEMAug 16, 2011
After the introduction of Tier 4 (General) student visa, Nepalese students most preferred destination for higher studies become United Kingdom. However, UK Border Agency reviewed the policies and changes were made to Tier 4 of the point based system.
The most current information on Tier 4 can be found on the UK Border Agency Website. www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas
TIER 4 OF THE POINTS-BASED SYSTEM
Tier 4 of the point bases system is for students who would like to stay in the UK for longer than six months, or for students who would like to work in the UK while studying. There are two student categories Tier 4:
1. General Student – for students coming to the UK for post-16 education.
2. Child Student – for children between 4 and 17 years old come to the UK for their education. Children between 4 and 15 years old may only be educated at independent fee paying schools.
Students must meet the full requirements of the Immigration Rules and have 40 points in total as shown in the table below:
Points Required: 40
Having s valid confirmation of acceptance for studies(CAS) from a Tier 4 sponsor (also known as attribute) – 30
Having enough money to cover course fees and monthly living costs(also known as maintenance or funds) – 10
The common student Tier 4 visa questions; CAN I WORK AS A STUDENT WHILST IN THE UK?
From JULY 2011
Only students by Higher Education Institutions (UNIVERSITIES) or a Publicly Funded / Government Funded further education college as like EALING HAMMERSMITH & WEST LONDON COLLEGE will be allowed to work during their studies. Students at other than the above mentioned Education Institutions will not be allowed to work.
Due to very high fee of UK Universities, it may be unaffordable for Nepalese Students to study in Universities. Real Dreams offers the courses from Government Funded & Highly Trusted Colleges( in other words Publicly Funded Colleges retaining the working rights of their students having very reasonable and affordable courses fees.
Real Dreams declared that Ealing Hammersmith & West London College is not affected by new changes rules of the Home Office effective from 4th July 2011 as it is a Publicly Funded Further Education Institute and its students can keep their current entitlements to work, depending on the level of courses.
Where a student is following s course of degree level study or above, or Foundation Degree Course, the following work is allowed;
1.Part-time during term time.
2.Full time during college holidays
3.On a work placement ( full time) as part of your course
Where student is following a course of study below degree level, that is not a Foundation Degree course, the following work is allowed;
1.Part-time during term-time, which is no more than 10 hours a week
2.Full –time during college holidays
3.On a work-placement as part of a course
After the introduction of Tier 4 (General) student visa, Nepalese students most preferred destination for higher studies become United Kingdom.