Reminder for UK educational institutions sponsoring international students

On 19 December 2008 the UKBA made a further announcement regarding the Student Tier 4 of the points system to be introduced in March 2009. Under the new points based system educational institutions will have to be licensed to sponsor students.

UKBA in their announcement said that they have already begun issuing licences for sponsors under tier 4 and would encourage all potential sponsors who have not yet applied for their licence to do so as soon as possible.

The sponsorship management system for tier 4 sponsors from Autumn 2009 will allow institutions to manage their migrants and issue confirmation of acceptance of studies online.