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The Points Based System. Julie Allen International Student Immigration Manager Simon Beattie Graduate Admissions Manager. Today. Brief overview of the points based system ‘PBS’ Tier 4 – the student route Post Study Work Proposed changes to Tier 4 and impact on LSE. What is PBS?.

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the points based system

The Points Based System

Julie Allen

International Student Immigration Manager

Simon Beattie

Graduate Admissions Manager

today
Today
  • Brief overview of the points based system ‘PBS’
  • Tier 4 – the student route
  • Post Study Work
  • Proposed changes to Tier 4 and impact on LSE
what is pbs
What is PBS?
  • Tier 1 – work routes
  • Tier 2 – sponsored work routes
  • Tier 4 – students
  • Tier 5 – exchange programmes
lse as tier 4 sponsor
LSE as Tier 4 ‘Sponsor’

LSE:

  • ‘sponsors’ students to study
  • has a licence to bring students in to the UK
  • is a ‘Highly Trusted Sponsor’
  • issues ‘Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies’ (CAS) to students to apply for a ‘Tier 4 (General) Student visa
  • students obtain ‘LSE’ visa
  • obligations – record-keeping, reporting
tier 4 study conditions
Tier 4 study conditions

Under Tier 4 students can:

  • study on full time course
  • travel in and out of UK
  • apply inside the UK to extend their student visa
tier 4 working rules
Tier 4 working rules

Tier 4 students can work:

  • max 20 hours a week during term time
  • (LSE advises max 15 hours a week to students)
  • full time during ‘vacation’
  • full time from end of course until end of student visa
tier 4 rules for student dependants
Tier 4 – rules for student dependants

students on courses 6 months or less:

  • cannot bring dependants

degree level students on courses of 12 months or more

  • can bring dependants
  • dependants can work full time
  • children can attend school
post study work
Post Study Work
  • students can apply to stay in the UK to work for two years after graduation
  • apply when receive final results in writing
  • 69% of LSE students intend to apply in 2011
tier 4 consultation
Tier 4 Consultation

Coalition government has proposed:

  • students to return home at end of course to obtain new visa (eg BSc – MSc students)
  • work only on ‘campus’ during week
  • courses less than 12 months – cannot bring dependants
  • abolish right to work for all dependants
  • close Post Study Work
changes
Changes?
  • Announcement – March 2011? May 2011?
  • If close PSW – ‘not with immediate effect’
impact on lse
Impact on LSE
  • reduction in number of students accepting offers
  • admissions cycle – too late to make new offers for 2011
  • current students graduating after 2011 – no PSW?
  • future reduction in number of applicants to UK and LSE
lse response to tier 4 consultation
LSE response to Tier 4 consultation

lse.ac.uk/isis

‘LSE Response to UKBA Tier 4 Student Consultation’

more information
More information

lse.ac.uk/isis

http://www2.lse.ac.uk/study/informationForInternationalStudents/Home.aspx

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