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
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: 9am to 12pm, 2pm to 4pm
- Wednesday: 9.30am to 12pm, 2pm to 4pm
Collect your BRP from us
The University of Glasgow's ACL (Alternative Collection Location) code is 2HE499. Students and their dependants applying for their visa outside the UK should enter this code into their visa application form when prompted. This will allow collection of the Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) from the University of Glasgow's Main Campus and not from the Post Office. For more information on BRPs, see here.
Registry dates for 2017/18
September 2017 new student registration:
Monday 4 September – Friday 6 October 2017 (new students only)
October 2017 Visa check-in:
Monday 2 – Friday 6 October 2017 (returning students only)
January 2018 New student registration:
Monday 8 January 2018 (new students only)
January 2018 Visa check-in:
Monday 8 - Friday 19 January 2018 (all Tier 4 students)
June 2018 Visa check-in:
Monday 4th, Monday 11th, Thursday 21st and Monday 25th June 2018 (this check-in is for PGT students only)