Applicants must meet the full requirements of the Immigration Rules and have 40 points in total.
This includes having a confirmed offer of study from a licenced education provider (sponsor) and sufficient funds (maintenance) and accommodation.
Points required: 40
Applicants must have a valid Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies from a fully licensed Tier 4 sponsor.
You must have enough money to cover course fees and monthly living costs (also known as maintenance or funds)
Tier 4 Sponsors
To apply under Tier 4, the applicant must have a Tier 4 sponsor. All Tier 4 sponsors need a licence from the Home Office to be able to provide courses for international students. Once they get a licence, they are added to the Tier 4 register of sponsors.
A student’s Tier 4 sponsor will assign the student a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) reference number, which is an official and unconditional offer of a place on a course of study.
Money (also known as Maintenance or Funds)
Student visa holders do not have access to most state benefits (known as public funds) so must have enough money to support themselves whilst studying in the UK. The amount of money needed will depend on the length of your course and where the course is.