International students (from outside the EU) will need to pass a points-based assessment before they are given permission to enter or remain in the UK. Under Tier 4 (general student), 40 points will be required. 30 points will be awarded for having a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) from an approved education provider and 10 points will be awarded for having the appropriate funds available to cover course fees and living costs for up to 9 months of study.

The CAS contains details of the course of study for which it has been issued, personal details and passport information and has a unique reference number which must be written on the visa application form.

The UKVI have set the minimum level of English Language course that Tier 4 (general) students can study, to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

When applying for entry clearance from outside the UK, students must refer to the UKVI website for all up to date information and how to apply for a visa:


Type of visa

In order to study at MIHE you must apply as a general (adult) student under the Tier 4 route. The minimum age of entry is 18 years.

Approved education provider

MIHE is an approved education provider and is listed in the ‘Tier 4 Register of Sponsors’.

If you are applying for leave to remain from inside the UK, you must refer to the UKVI’s website for all up to date information and how to extend your existing visa/switch to a tier four visa.

 Disclaimer: Whilst we try to ensure the accuracy of the information and advice given, the requirements relating to visas are complex and change frequently. You should therefore check the requirements on the UKVI website. MIHE cannot therefore accept any responsibility for any inaccuracy or error in its information or advice.