'If you don’t want your UK study experience to end just yet, you may need to extend your student visa. You’ll need to pass the points-based assessment to do this, gaining points for proving you have a place on a UK course and enough money to pay fees.'
Recent changes to the UK student visa system: for adult students applying to study in the UK for over 6 months.
The UK Government has announced some changes to Tier 4 which come into effect on 3 March 2010. Most of these changes do not affect you if you make your Tier 4 immigration application in order to study a course at degree level or above, or a foundation degree. However, the changes do apply to you if you make a Tier 4 immigration application on or after 3 March in order to study a course which is below degree level and which is not a foundation degree course.
The changes do not apply to Child or Student Visitor Visas.
The British Council will endeavour to provide support and advice for students at the earliest opportunity through our offices throughout the world.