Tier 4 visa - Application form guide

We know that international students will be worried by the Covid-19 situation and what it means for their immigration status and their studies in the UK. UK Visa Application Centres are currently closed, as are English language testing centres and the ATAS application service, and travel is severely restricted.

The Home Office has introduced a number of immigration concessions for students, outlined here: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tier 4 sponsors, migrants and short-term students.

UKCISA regularly updates their advice for students here: Coronavirus (Covid-19): info for international students.

Students will also want to keep up-to-date with the University’s response to Covid-19 on our FAQ pages here: University of Exeter – Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information and Advice.

Finally, the trained immigration advisers in International Student Support are here to help with any questions or concerns you have during this difficult time. Please email us at visaadvice@exeter.ac.uk and one of our advisers will respond as soon as possible.

Unless you are in North Korea, you will need to apply online for your visa.  Use the relevant guide below to help you access and complete the application form correctly.  

Applying outside the UK

For applications made from outside the UK (Entry Clearance), use our guide below to answer key questions. You can access the online visa application form here.

 

If you are having trouble viewing this guide, you can download it here: EC form guide


Extending inside the UK

For applications made from inside the UK (Leave to Remain), use our guide below to answer key questions. If you are in the UK we provide a free Tier 4 Visa Extension Service and will check your application form during your appointment. You can access the online visa application form here.

 

If you are having trouble viewing this guide, you can download it here: In-country application form guide


» Money

Find out the amount of money required and how you can show this.

» CAS & Qualifications

Describes how you meet the visa conditions using your unconditional offer and previous qualifications.

» Document list

A comprehensive final checklist for your Tier 4 visa application.