International students come under the category ‘Tier 4 Immigrants’ in the new points-based system for UK visas. There are two types of student category in Tier 4:
  • Adult Student (or General Student) – if you are coming to the UK for your post-16 education.
  • Child Student – for those aged between 4 and 17 coming to the UK for their education, including studying at independent fee-paying schools.