Full details can be found in the tier four sponsor guidance available on the UK Border Agency website http://www.ukba.homeoffice. gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/employersandsponsors /pbsguidance/
As at 2 December 2009, the UK Border Agency had approved 1,925 organisations to sponsor migrant students under tier four of the points-based system.
The concept of migrant student sponsors was introduced in November 2008 when the tier four sponsor register opened. There were 14,838 institutions on the DIUS register of education and training providers when it closed on 31 March 2009. Information for each year since 1997 is not held.