||<p>Tier 4 visa applications are assessed in accordance with the Immigration Rules.
Applicants are treated equitably and must meet the same requirements to qualify for
leave under a given Tier 4 route and type of sponsor. Nationals of countries listed
in Appendix H are subject to reduced documentary requirements although they must meet
the same substantive requirements as other nationals. This list is kept under review
and we may add or remove countries and competent authorities based on objective criteria.
Applicants intending to study at Tier 4 Visa Pilot Scheme institutions are also subject
to reduced documentary requirements.</p><p>We will keep the visa application process
for international students under review, with the aim of improving the customer journey
both for students and their sponsoring institutions. This will include reviewing processes
for conducting interviews to ensure that these are appropriately focussed and to minimise
any inconvenience for applicants.</p>