Islamabad: UK govt announces Points Based System visa for students

* Students will be able to check online whether they qualify for visa before applying

ISLAMABAD: The British government announced the extension of the Points Based System (PBS) for UK visas to students on Wednesday, a statement by the British High Commission (BHC) said.

It said the new system would mean greater transparency for students, who would be able to check online whether they qualify for a student visa before applying, and would help stamp out bogus colleges that abuse the system.

Under the new system, universities and college must take greater responsibility for their international students as they may face a ban on bringing students over if they fail to follow the new rules, including alerting the UK Border Agency (UKBA) if students stop attending classes.

The new system, known as Tier 4 of the Points Based System, would require all colleges and universities interested in recruiting foreign students to have a license to do so and every student would also need a licenced sponsor. “There will also be stricter checks to make sure that students actually study once they arrive in the UK, and do not work illegally,” the BHC said.

As in Tier 1 of the Points Based System, which replaced the old Highly Skilled Migrants Programme in June this year, applicants will be able to check that they meet the criteria using an online calculator, saving them the visa fee if they find they do not.

The students must also be sponsored by a UKBA-licensed educational institute and will have to obtain an identity card to lock them to one identity. Without a ‘confirmation of acceptance for studies’ issued to students by their sponsoring institute, a student’s visa application will not be considered. It will also act as a pledge from the college that they accept responsibility for the student while he is in the UK.

Earlier this year the government announced a special visa category allowing successful international students who have graduated from a British university to work in the UK for up to two years. staff report, Daily Times, 31/7/2008

 

http://www.opfblog.com/7203/new-student-immigration-system-set-to-launch-in-the-uk-on-31st-march-2009/

 

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124 Comments

      1. Mohammad Jawed Omar Khan

        dear sir

        My son did MA Markettiong from Sunderland university UK in 2007. and now on he is serving in pakistan in one of best organization as a marketting / sales manger. he wants to utilize HSMP- programe can u please let me have the exact requirements for that. kindly let me have that so i can instruct him to meet u at islambad area pakistan

      2. Muhammad Ayaz

        Hi.I am an law apprentice and haveing LL.B degree
        I wana get LL.M degree in International Commercial Law.Please let me kow how can i get unconditional offer letter in the UK University.thnks

      3. raja

        RESPECTED SIR/MADAM
        Hleoo how are you?.
        i am so much confused that what documents are required for student
        visa for UK as i am applying for master degree in UK
        please just mention me required document that are necessary to submit.
        Looking forward for your best resopnse
        i l b thankful to you
        please

      4. AFTAB LODHI

        @ed-zone, Could you please tell me as i have applied from somewhere through a consultant.But from last six months he gave me no kind of response as i have completed all of my requirements so what should i do please replly me at my email not at this page waiting for your answer
        Regards,
        AFTAB AHMED KHAN LODHI

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  1. khan

    salam to whom it may conceran
    how are u ? i am from afghnistan i am afghani i graguat from high school i want to stdy more in uk
    what docoment are needed
    what is the role for student visa
    i need more information about it
    good bye
    i need ur respnse very soon

  2. shakir khan

    it is one of the most important problem for the pakistan that the unemployment situation is not satisfied in the country due to lack of management and lack of the interest of our goverement

  3. shakir khan

    hello dear sir it’s me
    shakir khan i am form pakistan i want to go uk for higher EDUCATION what is the requrement of VISA please you inform me about it as soon as possible i have done my graduatin recently thanks waiting you reply me

  4. Ghufran khan

    Hay.
    Its Ghufran khan.i am applying two times for student visa for UK but the ECO refuse my application again and again but there is no problem on my application every Documents of mine are correct to the best of my Knowledge and belief but they can’t grant visa for us.
    so what can i do now further.Give me some suggestion for granting visa.
    THANKS

  5. ADNAN ATIF

    Hi,i want to know about the latest bank statement requirements for uk.actually from any source i heard that,now the statement required for uk is not for parent/guardeane account but it is for student hisself accouunt and amount of money for statement were also becomes less?plz inform me about that and also amount that required.thanks

  6. ASHIQ ALI

    sir kindly inform me that IELTS is compulsory for CAT & ACCA students ? And how much bank statement is required for uk visa ? plz send me details of things that are required for uk visa .

  7. shani

    Dear sir,
    i have applied for uk Tier 4 on 17th june 09,now on
    4th july i have track my passport and it shows that “your application is ready for collection…” Can any one tell me that is that not too early decision by BHC as compared to others who claim for delay…
    Tomarrow i m gonna collect my passport..plz pray for me to get visa stamped passport.

  8. Respected Sir,
    I want to apply for scholarship (ACCA 2011).I am doing “A” level.My IGCSE 2009 grades are the following:-
    ACCOUNTING-A*
    INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY-A*
    BUSINESS STUDIES-A
    ECONOMICS-A
    ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE-A
    MATHEMATICS-A
    My GCSE grade for URDU AS A SECOND LANGUAGE is-B
    Please guide me how to apply for scholarship and what is the procedure? Please help me to get scholarship.I will be highly thankful to you.
    Thanks

  9. Arsalan Haider

    HI;
    Im Arsalan Haider i live in pakistan,
    Matriculation Grade “A”
    Inter Grade “B”
    im doing B.S in “APPLIED PHYSICS” from Karachi university
    i want to study in abbroad & completed Graduation there.
    please inform me about whole procedure to get visa i will thankful to you

  10. aadil

    @arsalan haider,
    according to new point based system you will need 40 points to qualify for the student visa…
    which is calculated as: 30 points for admission visa letter from university/college.. 10 points for maintenance funds proof like your personal or ur parent’s bank statement having about 15 lacs in the account ..only one day bank statement required before 1st october 2009..but if u apply after 1st october u will have to keep that money for 28 days..

    just go to any reputed consultant he will let u know the whole process…he will get u admission in the university or college..then u will have to have TB screening test and then u will have to deposit all ur documents in uk visa application centre….

    i hope it will help….

  11. aadil

    @arsalanhaider

    one thing more you should also do IELTS test …it is not compulsory but i have read somewhere that it will leave a good impact on ur application and increase 25% chances of visa approval…

  12. durrani

    dear sir mostrespectfully i beg to say that i was submit my student visa application to BHC islamabad on 7 AUG 2009 but still now i have not receive my passport but advise me what i do?my university name is shefield hallam and i got 6.5band in ilets .me waiting a positive response from ur side thanks

  13. jehangirkhan

    Respected Sir,
    its me jehangirkhan 28 years old live in peshawar pakistan done b.a in 2004 working in biogenics pakistan pvt ltd pharmaceuticals since 18th nov 2009
    till now i want mba in sales and marketing abroad so plz give me some guide lines.
    thanks and regards
    jehangirkhan
    house # 23 qazi abad near
    city railway station peshawar pakistan
    00923349170464

  14. kamran

    SALAMO0NA sanga ye alaka tol zama yo khabara woray dase kaar de kana che uk ke hes neshta ase zaan la zra ma ghaye da de british wala khur waghema da deer da kus kherate zaman de cha la visa na war kawe za ye 5 pere refused kare yam o domra warta gussa yam wem che khur warla washloma australiya ta laar shay best option de wsalam kamran Peshawar

  15. kamran

    SALAMO0NA sanga ye alaka tol zama yo khabara woray dase kaar de kana che uk ke hes neshta ase zaan la zra ma ghaye da de british wala khur waghema da deer da kus kherate zaman de cha la visa na war kawe za ye 5 pere refused kare yam o domra warta gussa yam wem che khur warla washloma australiya ta laar shay best option de wsalam kamran Peshaw

  16. fazal ahad

    Respected Sir,
    It is stated with deep veneration and honor that i am graduated in law.so i wants to do further study in uk with same subject so whats should i do for applay
    with best regards
    fazal ahad.

  17. fazal ahad

    Respected Sir
    It is stated with deep veneration and honor that i am graduated in law so i wants to do further study in uk with same subject so what shold i do for applay kindly inform me
    with Best Regards
    fazal ahad.

    1. amad

      @fazal ahad, fahad first you should take an ielts test and then get admission in uk through consultants or through relatives if u have any in uk for search them online for admiision and then you should proceed further for making ur visa file.but i will prefer you to get admission through consultants but try to get services of some eduacted consultants because they will guide you well

  18. dr ayesha

    hello.i just heard a news that students applying to uk r required to submit 6,5003 pounds to pak gov as a security so that wn they vl come back get their money back.is it sooo???

  19. NOORULHUDA

    RESPECTED SIR..

    I AM A STUDENT OF 1ST YEAR. CAN I APPLY FOR STUDY IN UK. IF I . THEN PLEASE SEND ME THE PROCEDURE AND ALL THE REQUIREMENTS.
    I SHALL BE VERY THANKFULL FOR THIS ACT OF KINDNESS.

      1. asif

        hello brother i am asif and i want to do acca in uk can you help me about fee criteria in uk and of course can you tell me that is ther e allow to work with study according to new policy of uk tell me son i am pakistani

  20. Mqadas Ahmad

    Aslamoalikum
    sir.
    My name s MUQADDAS AND I WANT TO HIGH EDUCATION IN UK.PLESE TELL MESOMETHING.
    MY ADDERASS IS MUQADDAS AHMAD C/O MASTER MUNEER AHMAD MAIN BAZZAR CANAL PARK MURIDKE.

  21. zakir

    respected sir,
    i have done my M.Sc in Defence strategic studies and interested to do further studies.
    tel me da exact location and how can i contact 2 ed zone?
    waiting 4 reply.
    truely your’s

  22. zubair ahmad

    sir i hv done my b.com in 2008 and i want to study in uk plz tell me ielts is compulsory or not and i m disable from one leg and i can easily walk with the help of stick plz tell me is it suitable for me in uk and i m able to work for meet the study expenses

  23. zubair ahmad

    sir, i hv done my b.com in 2008 and i want to study in uk plz tell me ielts is compulsory or not and i m disable from one leg and i can walk easily with the help of stick plz tell me is it suitable for me. can i work in uk to meet the study expenses?

  24. mahmood

    i did my masters in bizness administration in 2010 and know i want study further in uk can any one help me that in which courses i can get admission. My father is mill owner so money is not my problem

  25. Ghulam Rasool

    Hi,,Sir I did my B.com In 1999 From Punjab College of commerce affiliated Punjab University Lahore,,i Have My Personal Bank Statement,,I Am doinng Job As a Coordinator In International Human Right Observe during the last five yeras,,now i want to continoue my study in UK,,my question is that if i apply as a student ,,,what is your opinion

  26. matiullah

    hi how r u?
    to whom it may concern
    actually, i am from afghanistan and i won 5 five brandscore in ielts test.
    which documents should i prepare and also what is the else requirment to get a student visa for uk.
    send me a list of documents required.

    i am wiating for your respones very soon
    thank you very much.
    hope you are healthy.

  27. hameedullah mir

    Will you kindly send me the whole information that how could i study and also work in uk, and also if you tell me some words about getting british citizenship

  28. shafi ullah

    hi sir my name is shafiullah and i am frome quetta i want to go london for study i realy love from study sir it my number 03312955224 if u people have the number of office so sir pleas contect with or mail to i want to go london

  29. Zulfiqar

    For Student visa,

    You need
    CAS, admission in UK institute
    All the documents you use to get CAS
    Funds ( 5400 for outside London, and 7200 for inside London)
    Funds for 28 days in account, Running Finance Facility can work
    ENSURE NOT TO USE ANY FAKE DOCUMENTS AS YOU MAY BE REFUSED UPTO 10 years

    for all your visa application, appeals, reviews contact IAS at 02134302518

  30. Syed Muhammad Junaid

    Hi, i am an education consultant in pakistan. Please Visit our website:
    http://www.interlinkedu.co.uk.
    Contact #: 0336-5132457
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    For any info. regarding student visas for UK can contact me.
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  31. jack

    STOP coming to our country ,we DO NOT want any of you in the UK why dont you study in your own home countries so just stay out of our country we are already full of your fellow countrymen and hope that they will leave our shores very soon.you are NOT welcomed in this country.

    1. Paras Ali

      yes i agree with the jack people should not go to anyone’s country .they should stay in one’s country and study etc but they are not coming to your country you people attracted them to cm to your counrty by your media .so now do not blame the people of any country.

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