Do you have enough study time to complete the
optional placement year and still complete your degree?
There are time
limits ('caps') on how long you can study with a Tier 4 or student
visa. As a general rule, most undergraduate students have 5 years in the UK in
which to complete their degree level studies. Some courses are exempt from the
five-year limit when you apply for permission to study them, including
medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, architecture and some legal
qualifications. If you later make another application to study a different
course, the time you were granted to study these usually exempt courses will be
counted. You can find full details of these time limits in the Home
Office's Student and Child Student guidance.
For student applications made from 9.00 am on 5 October
2020, there are no longer any time limits on study at postgraduate level
If you are an undergraduate student, an optional
placement year will use up some of your study time limit or could even take you
over the study time limit. Please contact us before proceeding with your
optional placement and we will calculate this for you.