Sponsor problems, colleges closing
Last modified: 16 December 2014
This section has information for students who are in the UK, and whose Tier 4 sponsor has problems with its licence. If you are outside the UK and your Tier 4 sponsor has problems with its licence, see Sponsor licence problems
Most students complete their studies in the UK as normal, with no issues around their visa or Tier 4 sponsorship. However, occasionally a Tier 4 sponsor may have a problem with its licence to sponsor international students. If a Tier 4 sponsor has its licence withdrawn, this will affect students currently studying in the UK under their sponsorship.
An institution that has a problem with its Tier 4 licence, or that has other business or operational problems, may close. This will affect the Tier 4 visa of any current students.
This section explains the implications for you if you have a Tier 4 visa and your institution has problems with its Tier 4 licence.