Category Archives: Tier 4 (Student) News

Foreign MBA Students being put off Scottish Universities

The Chief Executive of the Association of MBAs (Amba), Sharon Bamford, has warned that Non EEA Students are being put off studying Masters of Business Administration (MBA) qualifications at Scottish Universities due to the confusion that surrounds the Coalition Governments Immigration Cap legislation and proposals to tighten Tier 4 of the Points Based System. There […]

Opposition to “disastrous” Tier 4 (Student) visa proposals growing

With only a few days left for people to make their views heard on the “disastrous” Tier 4 (Student) Visa proposals many within the education industry are raising their concerns to crescendo level. This week Universities Scotland said that the proposals would “completely undermine our ability to succeed in what is already a highly competitive […]

International Student Numbers Increase / UK Student Numbers Decrease

ew figures from the Universities & Collages Admissions Service (UCAS), the body that is responsible for managing University admissions in the United Kingdom, have shown that over the past few years there has been a steady increase in the number of International Students choosing a course of study in the UK, while the number of […]

UK Government sets out Tier 4 (Student) Visa Reform Proposals

The UK Government has announced proposals for a major reform of the way the Tier 4 (Student) tier of the Points Based System operates. The proposals include tougher entrance criteria, limits on work and an end to students staying in the UK to look for a job. When announcing the proposed reforms the Damian Green […]

Cross Party Group raises concerns over tough Tier 4 (Student) Reforms

A cross party group of MPs has raised what it calls  “profound concerns” to Theresa May (the Home Secretary) over tough new plans to reform Tier 4 of the Points Based System (i.e. Student Visas). The group of MPs which includes Conservatives and Liberal Democrats has raised concerns that the reforms will force may English […]

40% cut in Student Visa approvals on the way?

Now that the Coalition Government has announced the proposed changes to Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the Points Based Immigration System it is now expected to focus its attention on reforming the Tier 4 (Student) entry route. And following the announcement that net Immigration to the UK has actually increased to 215,000 in the […]

20% Of International Students Remain In The UK Following Their Initial Visa

20% of International Students remain in the UK after their initial visa has expired, according to a new Home Office report titled “A Migrant’s Journey” which has been published today. Out of the 186,000 students who arrived in the United Kingdom in 2004 almost 40,000 remained in Britain by 2009 with the Home Office saying […]

Tier 4 Criteria May Be Increased Following Announcement Of Student Visa Review

The Minister for Immigration, Damian Green, has announced a review of Tier 4 of the points based system following figures were released showing a further increase in the number of migrants coming to the UK each year on Student Visas. The Student Visa route has long concerned the Conservatives and the prior Labour Government. The […]

New Tier 4 Highly Trusted Sponsor Guidance Released

The UK Border Agency has released a new application form and guidance document for the Tier 4 Highly Trusted Sponsor Scheme. The changes “clarify some of the questions that the sector has raised around required information and reflects changes to the current operation procedures”. The Highly Trusted Sponsor Scheme, which was rolled out under Tier […]