Tier 4 (General) - Students:

This section explains whether you can apply to enter or remain in the UK as an adult student under the Tier 4 (General) category of our points-based system.

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.
• have paid all or part of your course fees and (if relevant) accommodation fees to your Tier 4 sponsor; and/or
• are receiving official financial sponsorship; and/or
• have enough money to cover your remaining course fees and living costs, if any.

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

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

Before you can apply for permission to enter or remain in the UK as a child student under Tier 4, your education provider must assign a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) to you. This confirms that you have been given an unconditional offer of a place on a course of study with a licensed Tier 4 sponsor.

The above summary constitutes a very brief overview of the relevant details under UK Immigration Law. Please contact Beder-Harrison & Co to obtain comprehensive, clear and concise professional advice relevant to your circumstances.