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. Please ensure your read and understand the information on this page to check if you are eligible to apply for a Tier 4 visa from within the UK.
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.
If you fall within any of the category below, you are eligible to renew your Tier 4 visa from within the UK:
If you do not fall within any of the above category, you must speak to the Visa Team for further advice.
Important: The Tier 4 sponsor register is updated regularly, and your eligibility may change subject to changes on the list. You cannot renew your visa from within the UK if you have previously studied at a private provider or further education institution.
If you meet the requirements set out above on eligibility to renew your visa in the UK, you must also meet the following requirements if you wish to renew your Tier 4 visa from within the UK:
If you do not meet any of the requirements above, you must speak to the Visa Team for further advice.
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.
*If the student is progressing to Common Professional Examination, the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course or the Bar Professional Training Course.
Students studying on a programme below degree level is allowed to spend no more than 2 years as a Tier 4 (General) migrant.
For both degree level and below degree level study, time spent in the UK as a Tier 4 (Child), or a Tier 4 (General) student aged 16 ir 17 years does not count towards these time limits.
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).