EHU171B PROSPECTUS 2014 SIC006International students at Edge Hill University are required to have valid leave to be in the UK, which does not prohibit study. The UK immigration system, in common with many countries, has strict immigration regulations which operates on a Points Based System (PBS), with certain visa falling outside of this e.g. Short-Term Study Visas.

The majority of Edge Hill’s international students will require either a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa (if you are studying for longer than 6 months) or a Short-Term Study Visa (if you are here for less than 6 months).

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Regulation of Immigration Advice

Immigration advice in the UK is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). It is a criminal offence to give immigration advice unless the adviser meets the required competency standards and follows the OSIC’s Code.

The International Student Support Team is authorised to give immigration advice to students of Edge Hill and their family members under a statutory exemption granted by a Ministerial Order made under Section 84 (4) (d) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, (Part V Exemptions: Educational Institutions and Health Sector Bodies) Order 2001 (Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 1403).

Designated Advisers

To make an appointment to see one of our immigration advisers, please contact the International Student Support Team either directly on 01695 657126 or email to


The International Student Support Team aims to provide a fair and competent advisory service. However if you have a complaint about the service we provide, we shall take it seriously and try to resolve the problem first by talking with you. If the International Student Support Team is not able to resolve your complaint, you can follow Edge Hill’s complaint procedure, details of this can be found here.

You can also register your complaint with the OISC direct:

The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner
5th Floor
21 Bloomsbury Street
Tel: 0207 211 1500