All new overseas or international students are required to complete a visa or immigration document check when the arrive on campus for the first time. Tier 4 students are also required to attend an additional check during the academic year.

The next Tier 4 visa check will take place in March 2018.

More information on the visa checks, and what you need to bring with you, can be found in our Visa Check Information Sheet.

Most students who study with us on Tier 4 need a Biometric Residence Permit to study in the UK. This is a credit card sized permit that acts as your new visa to permit you entry to, and the right to stay in, the UK. Details on collecting your BRP can be found in the BRP Information Sheet. Please be aware that only students who have applied for a visa after summer 2015 will hold a BRP, and you are not required to hold one if your visa was issued before this date or if your visa is valid for less than 6 months.