From 6 April, students from around the world who require a Tier 4 (General) visa to study for a bachelor or postgraduate degree in the UK from a non-HTS institution must have an approved SELT (IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration) from specific test location in order to make a successful visa application. This may also apply to students who require a Tier 4 visa to study a course below degree level at any UK institution. To find out which test they need to takestudents should contact their institution.
Tier 4 Student Visa (without a presessional)?
People who are applying for a Tier 4 student visa to a university that is a Tier 4 Sponsor (previously known as Highly Trusted Sponsors) to study for a bachelor or postgraduate degree are required to meet the English language level set by the institution. All British universities and colleges accept IELTS results. Tier 4 Student Visa applicants can apply to the UK universities with an IELTS result from any of the 1,000 IELTS test locations worldwide unless the institution has additional requirements.
IELTS Life Skills test will be introduced for candidates who need to prove their speaking and listening skills at levels A1 or B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). This will be a single test covering speaking and listening skills.
IELTS tests for UK Visas and Immigration are managed by the IELTS SELT Consortium, which comprises British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.
All applicants are required to meet the English language level set by their institution, irrespective of their target institution's status.
A new test is introduced - IELTS Life Skills is for people who need to prove their English speaking and listening skills at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels A1 or B1.
UKVI IELTS INR-18,600
Life Skills INR-13,950
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