Provisions for tier 4 student applicants with International Baccalaureates

The UKBA have announced they are making provisions for students coming to the UK on a Tier 4 visa who are relying on International Baccalaureate qualifications awarded on 5 July 2013.

The UKBA has acknowledged that students receiving qualifications on 5 July 2013 did not get paper transcripts of their results and that they will also not receive their award certificates in time to apply for courses starting in September 2013.

In order to make sure these students can still apply the UKBA have made provisions for affected students. Under these provisions:

‘Where you have been offered a course place on the basis of your International Baccalaureate award and you have not yet received your original award certificate, you should send us:

  • A print out from the UCAS or International Baccalaureate Office online checking service confirming their results.

The Tier 4 Sponsor offering the course must also confirm that they have checked your International Baccalaureate award online in the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies.

Where you have been offered a course place on the basis of your International Baccalaureate award and you have received their award certificate they should include this with their application.

Students may apply using this concession from 5 July 2013 until 15 September 2013.’

The full details can be found in the addendum to the Tier 4 of the Points Based System – Policy Guidance”.


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