International students who may holds a Tier 4 visa. When a Tier 4 student undertakes a Collaborative Project with Business (CPB), the University must also ensure that it complies with the conditions of its Tier 4 sponsor licence.
The project must be an integral and assessed part of the course, as is the case with a CPB taken as an alternative to a University-based dissertation. If the CPB is not necessary for the student to gain their award, then the University cannot continue sponsorship of the student’s visa while they are on their CPB.
The University must continue its Tier 4 monitoring and reporting duties. The organisation must agree to monitor the attendance of the student and report any missed contacts to the University.