UKBA WOULDN’T TELL YOU ALL OF THIS

Net UKBA Approved Sponsors / Universities / Colleges in UK = 1,680 ↓

Highly Trusted (Premium) Sponsors in UK = 154 ↑

(Number of above mentioned Sponsors subject to fluctuate anytime)

,These are Category “A” Institutes (Universities & Colleges) and the only ones allowed by UKBA to offer work placements to the foreign students in UK on their own for 10 to 20 hours / week. The visa issuance ratio for these institutes is 30% to 70% only.

Highly Trusted Sponsors in UK= 1,342 ↓

(Number of above mentioned Sponsors subject to fluctuate anytime)

These are Category “B” Institutes / Colleges not allowed by UKBA to offer work placement to the foreign students on their own in UK provided that the Tier-4 applicants are coming from Non-EU areas. However, they can offer a CAS letter for NQF Level 6 or 7 courses with work rights on the letterhead of an H.E.I whom they are officially affiliated with. The visa issuance ratio for these institutes is 15% to 30% only.

A-Rated Sponsors in UK= 170 ↑

(Number of above mentioned Sponsors subject to fluctuate anytime)

These are Category “C” Institutes not allowed by UKBA to offer work placement in UK at all. They are also defined as “Cheap” & “Mediocre” Institutes by UKBA officials, such as visa officers, off-record. Tier-4 applicants are strongly advised to think at least a 100 times before applying by paying tuition fee in advance to these type of institutes since their future existence is not guaranteed by UKBA at any given stage and most of them may be de-listed anytime by UKBA. Once de-listed, these institutes hardly refund the tuition fee to the foreign or regional students and the irony is that the UKBA does not feel morally or legally responsible to press these institutes to pay the refunds. So worst is the visa issuance ratio for these institutes which is 10% to 15% only.

Legacy Sponsors in UK = 11 ↑

(Number of above mentioned Sponsors subject to fluctuate anytime)

Legacy Sponsor can neither intake new incoming Tier-4 Applicants nor they can issue the CAS letter to them since they fail to meet terms and conditions by UKBA to become future qualified sponsors. Only existing students can continue to study until they finish their course or the existing sponsor’s license expires.