SITS Technical Project: Points Based Immigration System (PBIS)

 Project dates  May, 2009 - Feb 2010
 Project manager  Nadia Dadeby
 Project status  Completed


Project aims and objectives

A development to implement new legislation from the Home Office around immigration of students (Points Based Immigration System: Tier 4). The project focuses on the implementation of the SITS PBIS module, plus related technical interfaces and other SITS modules involved. 

Key documents

Home Office Points Based Immigration System (external website)

Latest news

The go live date for the legislation has now been published by the Home Office as 22 February 2010. 

Phase 3 - The SITS PBS Software has been released and installed in our test system. Work has commenced on investigating the functionality.  Work is in progress to map out business processes for both University of Exeter and INTO Exeter.  Four days SITS consultancy has been arranged for February to finalise and set up our use of the module's functionality. 

Phase 2 - Pilot for existing Tier 4 cohorts to use UKBA SMS system planned from Oct 2009 - Feb 2010.  The pilot phase has been made optional.  For us, this means that we can continue issuing Offer Letters from SITS rather than issuing a CAS via the UKBA SMS, saving us money.

Phase1 - Sponsor registration complete 

The project manager, Nadia Dadeby, left the University at the end of February 2010. If you have any queries regarding this project, please contact Ian Tilsed (, Head of Academic Systems.