International students at UK universities will only be able to extend their studies at the same academic level if they can prove it relates to their previous field of study. They will also need to prove they have more savings than before.
More than 300 individuals have been removed from the UK, 300 more will follow, and 65 private colleges have lost their Highly Trusted Status enabling them to recruit non-EU students as a result of a government crackdown on fraud.
Tier 4 policy changes being mooted by UKVI could have “catastrophic” effects for branch campuses and private providers. The Home Office has issued draft guidance on CAS issuance by universities for students enrolling at associated campuses or pathway providers.