Apply for a Tier 4 Visa

For Glossary of terms and definitions 


You can apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK if you’re 16 or over and you:

  • have been offered a place on a full-time course (minimum 15 hours/week organised day time study) at or above Level 3 on the National Qualification Framework which leads to a qualification at level 6

  • can speak, read, write and understand English

  • have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course – this will vary depending on your circumstances

  • are from a country that’s not in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland

  • you meet the other eligibility requirements

How long it will take for the Tier 4 Visa to be approved?

You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before the start of your course.

You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks.

Check the guide processing times to find out how long getting a visa might take in your country.


Tel: 0044 28 71 272 937 


Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

Foyle International in partnership with the North West Regional College has over 25 years experience in International Education. 


- English Language Support 

- Accommodation Placement

- Visa Assistance

- Social and Cultural Programmes

- Assistance with registering with local amenities

- Student support , counseling and career guidance

Main Campus

North West Regional College

Strand Rd, Londonderry, N.Ireland , UK  BT48 7AL

English College 

Foyle International 

17- 21 Magazine Street, Londonderry, N.Ireland , UK  BT48 6HH