International Student Support

Tier 4 Part-time

You may be aware that the Home Office have recently introduced a new Tier 4 part-time visa route for some postgraduate study in the UK. However, the University of Sussex has taken the decision not to offer part-time study for any Tier 4 students, and will not be in a position to do so for the foreseeable future.

Our decision was based on a number of factors and we noted that the part-time Tier 4 option would be very restrictive for students. Most notably, the conditions of Tier 4 Part Time leave do not allow students to undertake any work in the UK. This means that work experience, unpaid work, placements and internships are also prohibited. In addition, Tier 4 part-time students are not able to apply to extend their visas from inside the UK. (So, for example, it would not be possible to apply for the Doctorate Extension Scheme.)

International Student Support

E international.support@sussex.ac.uk
T +44 (0)1273 67 8422