Tier 4: Student Responsibilities and University Reporting Duties

The University’s responsibilities under the Points Based System:

  • Keep copies of passports and Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) where applicable;
  • Keep contact details up to date (and keep a record of any changes of address);
  • Report to the UKVI when international students holding a Tier 4 Student Visa:
    • Do not enrol within the enrolment period (including not completing enrolment due to non collection of BID);
    • Enrol, but do not adhere to designated University attendance monitoring procedures;
    • Permanently or temporarily stop studying (including discontinuation or suspensions of study);
    • Make significant changes to their circumstances (such as the successful completion of a course earlier than expected, a change of course or completion from home);
    • Break the conditions of their permission to stay, such as working illegally or not leaving the UK when required.

Your responsibilities under the Points Based System:

  • Think ahead and make a note to organise all the documents you need to extend your student visa at least 8 weeks before your current visa expires;
  • Provide the University with a copy of your passport, BRP and ATAS certificate (if applicable). If you are issued a new passport or visa you must provide the University with a copy of this;
  • Keep the University up to date with your current contact details;
  • Enrol for your course when you are expected to;
  • Study whilst you are in the UK (ensuring that you have good attendance on your course and no significant gaps or absences);
  • Follow University procedures if you decide to suspend your studies or withdraw from your course;
  • Leave the UK if you suspend your studies or withdraw from your course;
  • Do not work in the UK if you suspend your studies or withdraw from your course
  • Follow UKVI procedures if you transfer course/ institution. More information can be found on our Making a change to your studies page.

If you have any questions about the University’s reporting duties or your responsibilities under the Points Based System then please contact Immigration & International Student Advice: international.advice@southwales.ac.uk