Tier 4 visa

Tier 4 visa

The Points-Based System (PBS) is the UK's main immigration route for nationals of countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland who wish to come to the UK to study or work. There are five tiers under the PBS, and Tier 4 is the category for students.

The University of Glasgow acts as a registered sponsor for students under Tier 4. Our Sponsor Licence Number is TRAW6PAA8.

The Tier 4 Compliance Team within the Registry is responsible for ensuring that a range of areas relating to the University’s licence and Tier 4 sponsor status are met.

For information on applying for student visas, and on the Tier 4 Pilot, please read the information on our International Student Support team's webpages.


Telephone: +44 (0) 0141 330 7139/7427
Email: tier4compliance@glasgow.ac.uk

Opening Times

Students registering for their programme of studies at the start of the 2018/19 academic year can find information on where to register their visa and/or collect their Biometric Residence Permit here

When based in the Fraser Building, the Tier 4 Compliance team are available to conduct Visa Registration and distribute Biometric Residence Permits during the following times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00
  • Wednesday: 09:30-12:00, 14:00-16:00