Advice and support for International Students can be obtained from International@CampusLife.
They are the University's support network for International Students and applicants. Please find below a brief outline of Tier 4 processes and regulations more detailed information and support will need to be obtained through International@CampusLife.
Tier 4 Visas and Studying Medicine
UK Visas and Immigration limits the time you can spend studying in the UK on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Usually international students on this visa can only study five years at Bachelor Level (NQF 6) and Master Level (NQF 7) in the UK. This is called the ‘Five Year Cap’. Medicine courses are exempt from the ‘Five Year Cap’ therefore if you have studied previously in the UK at Bachelor level on a Tier 4 visa then you can progress onto Medicine (Graduate Entry) without running out of time.
If you are an international student and have completed a previous course at Bachelor degree level or above in the UK and are intending to obtain further Tier 4 leave, please provide us with a detailed personal statement demonstrating how this course benefits your career aspirations in combination with the previous course for which you had Tier 4 leave.
If you have studied in the UK previously at Master Level (NQF 7) in the UK on a Tier 4 Visa you will have to apply for your visa overseas as Graduate Entry Medicine (NQF 6) is at a lower level than your previous course on Tier 4 leave.
Please note: We may ask you for evidence to prove that you are overseas before we issue a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) Statement to you.
For more information please see the UKVI Policy guidance and the UK Council for International Affairs.
When applying for a Tier 4 visa overseas, you are likely to be subject to a Credibility Interview during the Visa application process. Our International Student Advice Service (ISAS) have some detailed information about what to expect in a credibility interview.