If you intend to study at St George’s, whether as an undergraduate, postgraduate, elective or overseas transfer student, the UK government may ask that you apply for a Tier 4 (General) visa.

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The visa application system is complex, so the advice we provide is a guide only and we'd always recommend using the UK Visas and Immigration's Tier 4 Policy Guidance.


Applications and documents



After your visa has been awarded

Other useful sources of information

There is also a lot of useful information on the GOV.UK website and the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website.

Who to contact for help

St George's has fully trained immigration advisors who will be happy to help with your application. If you have any queries about the process, please email us.

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Immigration advisors at St George's are regulated under Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) guidelines to give immigration advice. The OISC is an independent organisation that monitors immigration advice and services. Advisers have to attend regular training to be able to provide immigration advice.

The UKCISA has an advice line which is open from 1-4pm, Monday to Friday. It can be reached on the numbers below.

Telephone: +44 20 7788 9214 (outside the UK) or
Telephone: 020 7788 9214 (inside the UK).

Please note that the above information is subject to change; please check the GOV.UK website for updates. This information is provided is given in good faith for information purposes only. This information is not intended to nor does it constitute legal advice. St George’s, University of London does not warrant the accuracy of the information provided and accepts no liability whatsoever as any claims arising from it.


Last Updated: Thursday, 28 February 2019 16:39