In March 2009 the UK government introduced a points-based immigration system for international students coming to study in the UK from outside the European Economic Area. All international students from outside the European Economic Area are required to have the relevant visa or entry clearance in order to enter the UK.
There are 5 different Tiers within the visa system, but the majority of students coming to the University will need a Tier 4 General Student Visa. For further information click visit www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/
Liverpool Hope University is an accredited Higher Education Institution and is a Highly Trusted Sponsor with the UK Border Agency.
These pages are designed to assist you with your visa application but we strongly advise you to read the information on the following links before applying for your visa.
The main source of information is the UK Border Agency's website, which gives visa information for studying in the UK.
For more details on the Tier 4 of the Points-Based System see the Policy Guidance from the UK Border Agency.
UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) produce information sheets designed to assist students with the visa application process. For the most up to date information click on www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/immigration.php
UKCISA provides a telephone advice line for students which operates Monday to Friday 13.00 to 16.00 hours
Outside the UK: +44 20 7107 9922
Inside the UK: 020 7107 9922
First Steps - www.educationuk.org/
UK Embassies / High Commissions around the world - www.fco.gov.uk
Please remember that it is your responsibility to apply for and receive your visa in time to start your course. The University recommends that you apply for your visa three months before the start of your course. Visa offices are extremely busy in July and August, and in December and January, so it is important to give yourself plenty of time.
During term time drop in immigration advice sessions will be held in the Gateway Building, ground floor
Tuesday 10.00am - 11.00am
Thursday 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Other times by appointment only
Compliance Officer, Student Administration
Tel + 44 (0) 151 291 3431 or + 44 (0) 151 291 3331
Fax + 44 (0) 151 291 3048