Visa & Immigration


These web pages are intended as an information guide. It will assist UCA applicants in providing a greater understanding of the processes involved when applying for Tier 4 General Student Visa using the Points Based Immigration system (PBS).

The PBS was designed by the UK government and is the means of regulating immigration to the United Kingdom from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). The scheme is administered by the UK Visa & Immigration (UKV&I). The PBS consists of five separate tiers, 1 through to 5. Tier 4 is the route used for migrants who want to study full time in the UK.

The University for the Creative Arts is a Tier 4 Sponsor.

As Tier 4 Sponsor we are taking our obligations on immigration compliance seriously.

Tier 4 Sponsor status recognises sponsors who show a good history of compliance with their sponsor duties and whose students comply with the terms of their visa or permission to stay in the UK.

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