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Tier 4 Status

Tier 4 Compliance for Universities and Students

Please ensure you have read this section before applying for your visa, as it contains important information on our responsibility as a sponsor, and your responsibilities as a student.

Liverpool Hope University's responsibility as a Tier 4 Sponsor

Liverpool Hope University are required by the UKVI to

  • monitor your attendance at research supervision sessions, tutorials, classes
  • monitor your progress
  • inform them if your attendance is poor or you withdraw, interrupt or defer your studies
  • inform them if you miss 10 expected contacts without permission
  • inform them if we withdraw our sponsorship
  • inform them of your work placement details (if applicable)
  • inform them of changes to your course title and length
  • inform them if you fail to enrol at the start of your course

We are required to

  • keep copies of your passport, visa and biometrics document
  • keep an up to date record of your current address in the UK
  • keep copies of your ATAS and Police Registration certificate (if applicable)

Student’s responsibility

As a student with a Tier 4 visa you will be required to comply with the following:

  • comply with the conditions of your visa i.e. work regulations etc.
  • attend the document checking session and any other contact point meetings with the Compliance Officer (details will be emailed to you)
  • attend your timetabled teaching periods, including any supervision sessions or meetings which have been arranged
  • explain any absences or unsatisfactory work
  • provide the University with specific information if requested
  • report to UKVI if your circumstances change e.g. change of address
  • comply with any requests from UKVI e.g. meeting immigration officers when they are on an inspection visit to the university
  • ensure you have the correct finances available and pay your tuition fees in accordance with your agreement
  • keep up to date with changes to immigration rules
  • register via the online system when asked to do so
  • ensure your contact details are kept up to date
  • leave the UK if you are required to or if you interrupt or withdraw from your studies

If you are unable to comply with these then you should not apply for a visa to study.