Tier 4 (Child)

Individuals who intend to enter the UK as a Tier 4 (Child) are also expected to score 40 points according to the Home Office points’ assessment in a similar way to T4 (General). As a Tier 4 (Child) student, you must have 40 points according to the Home Office points’ assessment. You can score:

  • 30 points for a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS), which you get for studying an acceptable course with an approved education provider (also known as a 'Tier 4 sponsor'); and
  • 10 points for having enough money (also known as maintenance or funds) for your course fees and living costs

The length of leave granted as a Tier 4 (Child) for initial and extension applications, will vary according to your age at the date of the application.

If you are under 16 years old you will normally be granted:

  • The full length of the course, up to a maximum of six years plus four months after the end of the course.

If you are 16 or 17 years old you will normally be granted:

  • The full length of the course, up to a maximum of three years plus four months after the end of the course.