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Tier 4 Child

The Tier 4 (Child) category is for children coming to the UK to be educated between the ages of four and 17 years old. Children between four and 15 years old must be educated at independent fee-paying schools.

Tier 4 (Child) students cannot study at publicly funded schools. The only publicly funded education providers that can teach Tier 4 (Child) students are publicly funded further education college which are able to charge for international students.

If you are 16 or 17 years old and you want to study a course at or above National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 3, you and your Tier 4 sponsor can agree whether you should apply to us under Tier 4 (Child) or Tier 4 (General). If you want to study at NQF level 2 or below, you must apply as a Tier 4 (Child) student.

Eligibility Criteria

Criterion Points
Confirmation of Acceptance 30 points
Maintenance 10 points

What are the Acceptable Levels of Courses I can do?

You can do a course that is:

  • Taught in line with the National Curriculum; or
  • Taught in line with the National Qualification Framework (NQF); or
  • Accepted as being the same academic level as the National Curriculum or the National Qualification Framework by Ofsted (England), the Education and Training Inspectorate (Northern Ireland), Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education (Scotland) or Estyn (Wales); or
  • Taught in line with existing (also known as prevailing) independent school education inspection standards; or
  • Pre-sessional courses to prepare you for your main course of study. The main course of study must meet the conditions above.

Maintenance

How much money must I have?

If you do not have an established presence studying in the UK, you must show that you have money for your course fees plus:

  • Inner London £900 for living costs for each month of your course up, to a maximum of 9 months and the fee for the first academic year.
  • Outer London or anywhere else in the UK £700 for living costs for each month of your course, up to a maximum of 9 months and the fee for the first academic year.

If you have an established presence studying in the UK, you must show that you have money for your course fees plus:

  • Inner London £900 for living costs for each month of your course, up to a maximum of 2 months and the fee for the first academic year.
  • Outer London or anywhere else in the UK £700 for living costs for each month of your course up to a maximum of 2 months and the fee for the first academic year.

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