The table below explains how much time a Tier 4 (General) Student can come to the UK for:

 

Type of course Total length of course Length of stay allowed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main course of study (including Student Union Sabbatical Officers)

 

 

12 months or more

The duration of the course, plus four months after the end of the course, or 6 months if you are participating in the Tier 4 Pilot
Six months or more, but less than 12 months The duration of the course plus two months after the end of the course
 

Less than six months

The duration of the course plus seven days after the end of the course
 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-sessional courses

 

12 months or more

The duration of the course plus four months after the end of the course
 

Six months or more, but less than 12 months

 

The duration of the course plus two months after the end of the course
Less than six months The duration of the course plus one month after the end of the course
Postgraduate doctors and dentists on a recognised Foundation programme The duration of the course (up to a maximum of three years) plus one month after the end of the course

 

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Length of Time a Tier 4 (General) Student Can Come to the UK For