The Home Office have introduced a new Tier 4 Part-time visa route which means that some students studying for postgraduate courses that are part-time may be able to apply for a new type of Tier 4 visas to study for these courses in the UK.
Please be advised that Aston University is not currently able to sponsor Tier 4 Part-Time students and will not be in a position to do so for the foreseeable future.
Tier 4 Part Time students will be eligible to remain in the UK throughout the period of leave they are granted which should be for the full length of their course plus; an extra 2 months if the course length is less than a year or 4 months if the course length is more than a year.
The same Home Office limits on time spent studying in the UK at degree level with student visas will apply to the Tier 4 Part-time route. Any time you spend studying under the Tier 4 Part-time route will count towards the Home Office 5 and 6 year limits. It will also count towards the 8 year time limit that applies to some research students.