Student Immigration Service

Time limits on study and academic progression

If you have previously studied in the UK with a Tier 4 visa, there are additional factors you need to consider before submitting your application.

Time limits

Academic Progression

Academic progression is an important part of the Tier 4 visa application, and it will dictate whether you can make your visa application in the UK.

If you make your Tier 4 visa application from inside the UK, your new period of studies must represent academic progression from your studies in the UK to date.

The University will assess whether you meet the academic progression requirements before we issue you with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies.