Sponsor problems, colleges closing
Last modified: 05 March 2014
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 If a Tier 4 sponsor has its license withdrawn, this will affect students currently studying in the UK under their sponsorship.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, or closes altogether.