Tier 4 visa applications

As a non-EEA (European Economic Area) student you will need a visa to study at Anglia Ruskin University. The Tier 4 (General) category is for adult students who want to come to or remain in the UK for their post-16 education for more than six months. 

These pages aim to identify some of the things you need to think about in preparation for making a Tier 4 visa application. For full official guidance from the Home Office please visit: www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa

The information provided on this page is meant as a guide only. While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, the University shall not be responsible for errors, omissions or inaccuracies and accepts no liability for any loss resulting directly or indirectly from using this information or the information published on the linked web sites.


Visa terminology
Basic visa application requirements
Applying in the UK
Applying from outside the UK
Progressing students at Anglia Ruskin University
Documents required for a Tier 4 application – ALL applicants
Your finances
English language proficiency
Tuberculosis tests for Entry Clearance applicants
Credibility Interviews
When you receive your visa
Our Alternative Collection Location (ACL) codes
Arriving late
Changing institutions and courses