Maintenance requirements for Tier 4 student visa applicants

Maintenance requirements for Tier 4 student visa applicants

Updated: June 2016

Dear students,

When applying for a Tier 4 student visa you will be required to show that you have enough funds on your account to maintain yourself during your study.

For example, an applicant for Tier 4 General student visa studying in London more than 50% of the time needs to show £1265 for living costs per month. Here are all the types of applications and associated costs:

 Type of application Current amount
Tier 4 (General) studying in London  £1265
Tier 4 (General) studying outside London  £1015
Dependant of Tier 4 (General) migrant studying in London:  £845
Dependant of Tier 4 (General) migrant studying outside London  £680

In most cases students need to show funds for every month of study.

If your course is longer than 9 months, you need to prove you have sufficient maintenance for the first 9 months only. For example, a student studying in London on a 3-year bachelor’s programme needs to show £1265*9=£11385.

The same rules apply to students continuing their studies in the UK.

For more information please refer to UKCISA or

Disclaimer: Please note that this document is a simple summary for information purposes and should not be regarded as a substitute for immigration or legal advice. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information herein, Fastrack Education can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions.

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