Once you are accepted at London Business School, the School becomes your visa sponsor and we provide you with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to support your visa application. In addition to this, you must be able to prove that you have sufficient funding to cover tuition fees and living expenses.
UK immigration legislation caps the length of time a non-EU student can study in the UK with a Tier 4 visa. The cap is set as follows:
- 5 years and 11 months if you have completed a 3 year undergraduate degree in the UK
- 6 years and 11 months if you have completed a 4 year undergraduate degree in the UK.
The length of study is based on the validity of previous visas, not the period of study itself which may mean future study in the UK is more restricted. LBS can only support visa sponsorship under Tier 4 for students who still have sufficient study time in the UK. For our full-time programmes, including visa coverage before and after the programme, the amount of time needed is:
MBA – 2 years 4 months
MIFFT – 1 year 6 months
MIM, GMiM & MFA – 1 year 5 months
Sloan – 1 year 5 months
After a student has applied to LBS, we provide support in checking whether or not the study limit poses any concerns and will work with such students to advise if their application can proceed.
Conditions of the Tier 4 General Student Visa
You are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week during term time and full-time during non-study periods.
You are allowed to bring your dependents to the UK. Dependents are classified as your husband, wife, unmarried partner or children under 18 years old.
Your dependents are permitted to work or study while in the UK.