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Tier 4 visa holders and intercalating

Your Tier 4 Student visa is closely linked to the course as listed on your CAS, and the institution where you are studying that course. If you make changes to your course or change institution, King's has a responsibility to report these changes to UKVI. Therefore, if you hold a Tier 4 Student visa and wish to intercalate, you will need to be aware of the following:

As a Tier 4 student you are permitted to undertake an intercalated bachelor’s or master’s degree course or PhD where you are studying medicine, veterinary medicine and science, or dentistry.

  • If you wish to stay at King's for your intercalation: you do not need to make a new visa application in order to take the intercalation. However, if you need more time to complete your studies after intercalation, you can extend your Tier 4 visa from inside the UK.
  • If you wish to intercalate at a different sponsor: you can also do this on your current Tier 4 permit. You should not need to make a new application. 
    Once you have finished your intercalation year, you can return to King's to complete your course as long as your Tier 4 visa still has existing leave.
    If your require further leave to intercalate or complete your degree course, you can again extend your Tier 4 visa from inside the UK.   

Medicine and dentistry students who undertake an eligible intercalating course are considered to have met the Tier 4 Academic Progression requirement. This means you can take an intercalation at a lower level (e.g. you currently study at master's degree and you are taking an intercalation at a bachelor's degree level), but are still able to extend your Tier 4 visa from inside the UK.   

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