Work placements, study abroad and extending your Tier 4 visa
If you have a confirmed offer for a work placement as an assessed part of your current course, or if you will be undertaking a study abroad year, it is likely that you will need to apply for further time on your Tier 4 visa as a result.
You can make your new Tier 4 application in the UK or in your home country to extend your visa to undertake your work placement or study abroad year.
You can make Tier 4 application to extend your visa at any point prior to your current visa expiring. There is no requirement to obtain your new Tier 4 visa before the work placement/study abroad year commences.
To make your application, you will require a new CAS. For further information and guidance on the procedure for requesting a new CAS refer to the extending your visa in the UK page. Guidance regarding applying for your new Tier 4 visa is also listed on this web page.
If you choose to make your application outside the UK, please refer to this guidance.
Once you have received your new CAS, please ensure that you visit the International Student Office enquiry desk to book an appointment for your application and documents to be checked by an Adviser before they are submitted.
Please be aware that payment of a mandatory Immigration Health Surcharge must now also be made when you apply for your new Tier 4 visa online, at a cost of £300 for each year of the visa you will be issued.
If you have any questions or concerns about making your Tier 4 application then please contact the International Student Advice team:
Tel: 0113 343 3930
Drop-in: 10.30am Monday - Friday