Points Based System
Arrangements for obtaining entry clearance for international students and workers - the Points Based System.
These pages contain information on the UK Border Agency’s new immigration and visa arrangements (from 2008) and the University of Portsmouth processes which support them. The arrangements operate using a tiered system to differentiate categories of students or workers. These pages contain information on the following tiers:
Tier 1: Post Study Workers (Tier 1) route has now closed;
Tier 2: Skilled workers with a job offer to fill gaps in United Kingdom labour force;
Tier 4: Students
Further information on these groups can be found at the Border Agency’s website: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/managingborders/managingmigration/apointsbasedsystem/howitworks
These pages contain further University information and forms to assist students, graduates and other relevant others with enquiries and applications.