UK Student visas - International Baccalaureate qualifications concession

On 19 August 2009 UKBA announced a concession for students who were awarded an international Baccalaureate qualification on 5 July 2009 who are unable to provide transcripts with their results in time to apply for UK University Courses starting in September.

Sponsors who find themselves in this situation who apply under Tier 4 of the points based system must confirm in the students confirmation of acceptance for studies/visa letter that it has confirmed the student's results using either the UCAS or International Baccalaureate Office online checking systems. If a letter has already been provided that does not include the required information a second letter with the above details must be provided with the Tier 4 application. Students will also need to provide a printout of their results from the UCAS or International Baccalaureate Office online checking service when making their application.