The Home Secretary has announced the next set of changes to the immigration rules affecting tier 4 of the points based system. Tier 4 is the route which allows international students to enter the UK to study. The new rules will come into force on 4 July 2011 and follow on from the first set of changes to tier 4 which came into effect on 21 April this year. The tier 4 changes have been introduced after the Government announced it was committed to ensuring that students who enter the UK are genuine and study at genuine colleges.

For full details of the changes to tier 4, please click here.