What students should do when their college Tier 4 Licence is suspended

What should an international student do if the college they have applied to has their Tier 4 Sponsors licence suspended or withdrawn by the UK Border Agency?

Immigration Matters receives a large number of inquiries from students who have obtained visas or are already studying at a college which was approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) but later had its licence suspended.

It is estimated that thousands of students are studying at colleges which previously appeared on the UKBA Tier 4 Sponsors Register, but were later suspended.

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The realization that your college name no longer appears on the list of approved sponsors can send a wave of panic throughout the campus. But do you need to change college immediately?

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Edinburgh Global Development Academy Master’s Scholarship 2012

University of Edinburgh

Address: Scholarships and Student Funding Services Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL; United Kingdom.
Phone: +44 (0)131 651 E-mail: scholarships@ed.ac.uk  Web:www.ed.ac.uk/

Name: Edinburgh Global Development Academy Master’s Scholarship
Level: Postgraduate/PhD
Requirement: The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent.
Facility: Each scholarship for students from less developed countries will cover the overseas rate of tuition fee, while a further two scholarships will cover the UK/EU rate of tuition fee only. Continue reading

UCAS Extra – What Is It?

The first stage of applications for London undergraduate courses starting in September 2012 is almost complete. The first UCAS application deadline for international students was in January. If you applied, you should now be receiving offers from universities.

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But what happens if you applied to five universities but you have been unsuccessful in gaining a place? This is where UCAS Extra helps. Continue reading

UK Immigration and Nationalities Fees are Increasing

28th February 2011, Immigration minister Damien Green proposed to increase immigration and nationality application fees for all those applying to study, visit, work or stay in the UK. These fees will not apply untill they have been debated and approved in Parliament, but are due to take effect from 6 April 2011. Click here to see new proposed application fees details.

This fees will apply from 6th April 2011 but depending on parliaments approved.

Even UK Boarder Agency stated

The UK Border Agency believe the proposals to increase fees continue to strike the right balance between maintaining secure and effective border controls and ensuring that the fees structure does not inhibit the UK’s ability to attract those migrants and visitors that make a valued contribution. This will help to support the immigration system, maintain public confidence and ensure that migration is managed for the benefit of the UK.

Taught and Research Scholarships at University of Leeds

Taught and research scholarships are available at University of Leeds in different undergraduate and post-graduate program. This scholarships are available for Uk students, EU students and International students based on their academic achievement.Student scholarships and Loan are available in Uk for local, EU and international Students.

Postgraduate students at Leeds benefit around £10 million of funding being available from the University and externally.Individual University Schools also offer some scholarships, and substantial numbers of studentships funded by the UK Research Councils are available for postgraduate study at Leeds for UK and EU students.

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Overseas students and workers can qualify for a tax refund

You could qualify for a tax refund if you are an overseas student, work permit holder, Tier 1, Yellow or Blue Card holder - in fact any visa type – even if you are no longer legal!

Wherever you are working in the world, whether on a work permit or student visa or even illegally, the bad news is you will have to pay tax.

The good news is that you may now be able to claim a lot of this money back!

Even non-studying Tier 4 students and UK visa overstayers, who are most likely still paying tax on their illegal earnings to the government, can qualify for a tax refund. Continue reading


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