Tier 4 part-time study

Please note that UCL does not offer part-time study for Tier 4 students.

The UK Home Office recently introduced a new Tier 4 part-time study route which allows some postgraduate students to study a part-time programme in the UK.  

UCL has carefully considered this visa route and has decided not to offer Tier 4 part-time study.  As such it is only possible to receive Tier 4 sponsorship from UCL if you are studying on a full-time programme. 

There were a number of factors considered in making this decision, most notably that the Tier 4 part-time visa route is very restrictive for students: 

  • Tier 4 part-time students cannot bring dependants to the UK. 
  • Tier 4 part time students must pay the Immigration Health Surcharge for the full duration of the programme
  • Tier 4 part-time students cannot undertake any work in the UK.  This includes unpaid work placements and internships.