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Points-based calculator

This tool allows you to calculate how many points you may get, and indicates whether you may be eligible to work or study in the UK under the points-based system.

You should read the Help link below to determine who can use the points-based calculator and the terms and conditions of this site before using the tool.

If you are applying under Tier 2 or Tier 5 you must have a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS). If you are applying under Tier 4 you must have a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). If you do not have either a certificate of sponsorship or a confirmation of acceptance for studies you may not have enough points to pass this tool, but you can still use it to calculate your points.

If you are a national of a country from within the European Economic Area (EEA) you do not need to apply to work in the UK. See the section of the GOV.UK website on EU, EEA and Comonwealth citizens for more information (opens in a new window).

The points-based calculator should take about 10 minutes to complete, and your points for each section will show at the top of the page. Your session will time out after 30 minutes of inactivity.


We make every effort to make sure the points-based calculator is accurate, but it is designed only to give an indication of the number of points you might score. We do not guarantee that the points shown by the calculator reflect the full policy or that they are fully up-to-date. The points-based calculator and accompanying web pages do not guarantee a successful application and should not be taken to mean that you will score the points shown. If you wish to make an application under the Points Based System, you must always refer to the latest relevant policy and guidance documents for the full details. We will make a decision once we have received a full application and supporting evidence. This decision will include calculating the number of points your application scores in accordance with the current rules and policy.

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Select the Tier for which you are applying.

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