If your current visa was issued for you to study at a different institution, you will need to apply for a new visa to commence your course at Newcastle University. Please refer to information on switching institution to see how you may be affected by this regulation.
If you are a new student who is already in the UK with a UK visa which allows you to switch into a Tier 4 Student visa, you are strongly encouraged to attend a Visa Workshop as soon as you know you will be accepting the offer to study at Newcastle University or INTO Newcastle. At the moment we can only run workshops at our Newcastle Campus for Newcastle University and INTO students. We hope to extend this to our Newcastle University London campus soon.
Please note that the University will not allow you to register for your course if you do not have the correct visa to study at Newcastle University.
The Home Office impose strict time limits on the number of years a student can spend in the UK studying at degree level on a student visa. The University may not produce a CAS for any student who would exceed these time limits as the result of a further Tier 4 application.
5/6 years at degree level (with exceptions for Architecture, Medicine, Dentistry and Law*), or;
No limits on PhD, but students will not be granted further leave on Tier 4 if they have already exceeded 8 years on student leave on completion of a PhD.
*If the student is progressing to Common Professional Examination, the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course or the Bar Professional Training Course.
Please ensure that you read full details in the Tier 4 Policy Guidance.
Important things to remember
All documents must be original. Copies and scans of documents will not be accepted.
Any documents not in English, must be accompanied by a professional translation in accordance with the Tier 4 Policy Guidance.
Any currency amounts stated on documents must be converted in the pounds sterling using the OANDA website. The converted amount must be written clearly on the document.
Please note: the Visa Advisers cannot accept applications through the Student Batch Service for visas which have already expired.
For terms and conditions of use of the University’s visa renewal Service, please read the Agreement for student visa renewal (PDF: 27KB).