University of Bath selected for Tier 4 visa pilot

University of Bath

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We've been selected for a Home Office pilot scheme, giving one-year master's students the opportunity to benefit from a streamlined visa application process.

In July 2016, the Home Office, the UK government department responsible for immigration, selected just four British universities - Bath, Cambridge, Imperial and Oxford - to take part in a scheme that will streamline certain aspects of the Tier 4 student visa process.

The pilot applies to all students applying for a visa to study master's courses lasting up to 13 months and starting in 2016 or 2017.

There are two important benefits for students:

• while students are still required to meet the Tier 4 Immigration Rules, the need to supply certain supporting documents with the Tier 4 visa application has been removed, making the process more streamlined
• students will be granted six months' leave, rather than the usual four months, to remain in the UK after completing their studies

For more information on the pilot and its terms and conditions visit our website.