Tier 4 financial requirements

As part of your visa application, you must provide documentation to show that you have the money available to cover your tuition fees and living costs while you are studying in the UK. The money needs to be held for a specific period of time and the evidence you provide must be in a format set by the UKVI.

As part of your application for a visa, you must show evidence that:

  • You have paid your tuition fees for the year, OR
  • You have the funds available to pay the tuition fees
  • You must also show that you have enough money to cover your living costs for up to 9 months in the UK. These are set at ¬£1,265 per month for students living in London.

How do prove that I meet the Tier 4 financial requirements?

You must provide evidence of one of the following:

  • Money held in a personal/savings account
  • Official financial or government sponsorship
  • A loan agreement
  • A certificate of fixed deposit

Simply having a large amount of money in a bank account is not sufficient to meet UKVI criteria - you must provide the proof in one of the formats above.

For more detail on how to provide this evidence, see our guide to Meeting Tier 4 financial requirements (PDF)

Also in this section

Visas & immigration
Tier 4 General Student visa
Applying from outside the UK
Extending a visa from within the UK
Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS)
Documentation for a visa application
English language requirements
Credibility interviews
Visa time limits