If you already have a Student visa or a Tier 4 (General) student visa you may be able to extend your visa.
To extend your visa, the following must apply:
- you are in the UK on a Student visa or a Tier 4 (General) student visa;
- you meet the eligibility requirements of this visa (see above);
- you have an unconditional offer with a licensed student sponsor; and
- your studies are at a higher academic level than your current course (subject to certain exceptions).
You can typically extend your visa under the Student visa route for 5 years (please see below). You will need a new CAS number to extend your visa (please see above).