University of Bath Tier 4 Applicants

University of Bath Tier 4 Applicants

University of Bath

Tier 4 student visa

Tier 4 is the student tier of the Points Based System for immigration (PBS), operated by the Home Office.

It is for full-time courses only and you must apply before you come to the UK. A Tier 4 student visa can be extended once you are here.

Your Tier 4 visa will be for your studies here only. You cannot move to another university or any other sort of organisation with this visa. If, for any reason, you are thinking of changing institution, you should talk to your department and to one of our Student Immigration Advisers.


When to apply

You should apply as soon as you have your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) statement and all your supporting documents ready.

We will contact you automatically about your CAS once you have accepted your unconditional offer. This will not be more than four months before the start of your course.

Check how long it will take to process your visa in your country.

Where to apply

If you are overseas

  • You must get your visa before travelling to the UK
  • You should apply through a Visa Application Centre in your country

If you are in the UK

How to apply

Applying online

It is possible to apply online in most countries. Read our guidance on applying online. After applying, you will still be required to attend an appointment to provide your original passport(s), supporting documents and fees, if you have not paid online. You will also need to include a printout of the online application form.

You can make an appointment with the visa section online using the e-appointments system. You will be sent an email confirming the appointment.

If you can’t apply online

If you can’t apply online you must print and complete the application form to be submitted with all the supporting documents, photocopies of all your documents and payment.

Biometric information

Biometric details are scans of all 10 fingers and a full-face digital photograph.