Tier 4 is part of our points-based system for immigration. It is for migrants who want to study in the UK.
This page contains basic information about the Tier 4 (General) category. Other pages will help you to decide whether you can and should apply in this category, and will give you the information you need to make an application.
If you know the Tier 4 (General) requirements and you want to make an application, you can go directly to the Applying from inside the UK or Applying from outside the UK pages.
Depending on your nationality and circumstances, you may be able to study in the UK without needing to apply under Tier 4 (General) as an adult student. However, your ability to work while you are studying here may be restricted.