New Student Route Information
From the 5th October 2020 there will be a new student visa introduced for the UK. This visa is to be known as the Student Route and will be available for anyone applying to come and study in the UK, that requires a visa, from 5th October 2020. There will be no limit on the number of international students who can come to the UK to study, and the Home Office will seek to increase the number of international students in higher education as set out in the International Education Strategy published in March 2019. The new Points-Based Student route will build on the current Tier 4 system.
Students will require a total of 70 points to be granted leave. Points are non-tradeable and will be awarded for meeting the requirements of the route as set out below:
- Study (CAS): 50
- English Language: 10