UK streamlines visa application process for Chinese students

Britain is increasingly keen to roll out the welcome mat to Chinese students!

Changes to the UK’s Immigration Rules that came into effect on 6 July 2018 mean that Chinese students applying for a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK will not be subject to quite the same level of stringent checks as had previously been the case.

In the year ending March 2018, the UK issued around 89,000 Tier 4 study visas to Chinese students, a 15% increase on the previous 12 months. 99% of those who applied were successful. It is hoping to further increase that number in the future.

The changes mean Chinese students will no longer be required to provide evidence of finances, qualifications or evidence of their English language ability with their visa application. They will also no longer have to apply from inside China to be eligible to benefit from the new rule.

The message is loud and clear, Chinese students are very welcome in the United Kingdom!

For more information on how to obtain a Tier 4 Student Visa, please get in touch with OEE here.