University of Bath Tier 4 Applicants
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.
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
- We recommend that you use our Check and Send Visa Service
How to apply
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 details are scans of all 10 fingers and a full-face digital photograph.