Student Route (previously Tier 4) visa
If you are a non-UK national and your main reason for coming to the UK is to study a full-time programme for more than six months, you will need to apply for a Student visa. You will also need to apply for a Student visa if you wish extend your stay to complete your studies, to do a work placement as part of your programme, or look for a part time job whilst you are studying.
New Student Route
On 05 October at 09.00 the Tier 4 route closed and was replaced by the Student route. If you have already applied under the Tier 4 route you do not need to take any action.