International Student Support


Tier 4 Responsibilities

A Tier 4 visa is issued for study in the UK. To maintain your visa rights in the UK you must continue at all times to meet the terms and conditions of your visa. If we become aware that you are not complying with the conditions of your visa, we are under an obligation to report this to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). 

A Tier 4 visa can only be used for study at the University and for the particular programme for which the visa was issued. Therefore you can only use your Tier 4 visa for study at UCL. If you have a Tier 4 visa from another university you will not be able to enrol or study at UCL unless you have made an in-time Tier 4 visa application to extend your visa and switch to studying at UCL.

A Tier 4 Student and Sponsor Responsibilities Guide (PDF) has been created and hard copies of the booklet can be collected from the Student Centre (Chadwick Building). Please review this document in order to ensure that you comply with the conditions of your Tier 4 visa. 

To maintain your Tier 4 visa you must meet and maintain the conditions listed below.

For further information please contact the UCL Visa Compliance Team at visacompliance@ucl.ac.uk if you have particular questions or queries.

Tier 4 Students and Changing Programmes
Withdrawals interruptions and repeats of study
Change of immigration status
Contact details
Working in the UK
Police Registration
Tier 4 Advice