There have been some positive changes in the Immigration Rules for QMUL students and applicants who apply for their immigration permission on or after 11 January 2018. Adding a work placement or study abroad as an assessed and integral part of your course will represent an exemption from academic progression when you extend your Tier 4 immigration permission. This means that you can apply to extend your Tier 4 immigration permission from the UK, provided you meet all the other Tier 4 requirements.
Students who are undertaking medical or dental electives at QMUL will be able to obtain Short-term Student immigration permission to do so, provided the elective is unpaid and involves no treatment of patients.
You can now switch from Tier 4 immigration permission to Tier 2 immigration permission once you have completed your course and meet all the other Tier 2 requirements. You no longer need to provide evidence of having passed the course.
Follow our international advice blog to keep up-to-date with changes relevant to QMUL international students and applicants.