What type of study is a Tier 4 (General) student allowed do?
A Tier 4 (General) student must either be doing full-time study in the UK on:
- a full-time course of study that leads to a UK recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree; or
- an overseas course of degree level study that is recognised as being equivalent to a UK Higher Education course and is being provided by an overseas Higher Education Institution; or
- a full time course involving a minimum of 15 hours per week organised daytime study, leading to a qualification below degree level such as a pre-sessional English course.
- a recognised Foundation programme as a postgraduate doctor or dentist in the UK;
- work as a Student Union sabbatical officer.
The course must also be provided by an institution which holds a Tier 4 (General) Student Sponsor Licence.
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