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

If you are collecting a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) from us, you will need to book a time to do this. Please see here for more information.

If you are not collecting a BRP from us and need to complete Visa Registration; for example if:

  • Your visa is for 6 months or less, or
  • You have already collected your BRP from the Post Office, or
  • You have a visa under a category that does not need a BRP,

You can complete Visa Registration without an appointment at the following times and location:

Days: Monday-Friday
Time: 09:30-11:00 or 15:00-16:00
Location: Student Services Enquiry Desk, Level 2, Fraser Building