The following pages contain useful information to support your visa application from outside of the UK. Please read them carefully and if you have any questions contact the International Student Advisory Team.
Tier 4 (General)
- Requirements for a Tier 4 visa application (from outside UK)
- Credibility interview advice for Tier 4 students
- Translation requirements for visa applications
Alternative Collection Location (ACL) code
If you are applying to study at the University of Reading for longer than 6 months, then you will be issued with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). You can collect your BRP card from the University of Reading using our ACL code. You will be provided with our ACL code along with your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies statement to use in your Tier 4 visa application from outside the UK.
If you are applying for a Student visa and you are bringing dependants, you can also collect their BRPs from the University if you use our ACL code in their visa applications.