What we do
Strategic plan 2020-23
International Student Ambassadors
Apply for the Student Ambassador Programme
Meet our team
Board and Committees
Board meeting reports
Register for email updates
How to register to use our website
UKCISA Manual login
Member advice lines
Information for new members
Information for FE members
List of current members
Benefits of membership
Membership types and fees
How to apply
Codes of practice
Use of the UKCISA logo
Visas and Immigration
Student immigration: the basics
Student route: eligibility and requirements
Making a Student route application in the UK
Applying for a Student route visa outside the UK
Protecting your Student status
Students' union sabbatical officers
Short-term student visa
Immigration on arrival
Arriving via Ireland
Passport, visa and BRP problems
Your institution has sponsor licence problems
Fees and Money
Home or Overseas fees: the basics
England: HE fee status
England: FE fee status
Scotland: fee status
Wales: fee status
Northern Ireland: fee status
Ordinary residence case law
UK student finance, scholarships, and other funding
EEA/Swiss migrant workers
Unexpected financial hardship
Bringing money to the UK
Skilled Worker visa
Working after studies
Finding work, employers and tax
Preparation and Arrival
Thinking of studying in the UK?
Welcome to the UK
Preparing for your arrival to the UK
Choosing a course
Study skills for success
Restricted and prohibited items when entering the UK
Facing culture shock
Travel to your institution
Studying & living in the UK
Students from Ukraine
Students from Afghanistan
Health and healthcare
Mental health support in the UK
How much will it cost to study in the UK?
Opening a bank account
Get ahead in your career
UK traditions and culture
What is a TV licence and do I need one?
Frauds and scams
Water in the UK
Travel in Europe
Travel and transport in the UK
Studying in the UK, how does it differ from home?
Reverse culture shock
Students' unions in the UK
Introduction to UKCISA for Chinese students
EU, EEA & Swiss Students
Are you an EEA national?
Brexit - EU Settlement Scheme
Brexit - immigration
Healthcare in the UK for EU, EEA and Swiss students
Entering and living in the UK
Staying in the UK as a student
Family members of EEA nationals
Policy & lobbying
WeAreInternational Student Charter
International Student Employability Group
International Education Strategy 2021
ICIBI call for evidence Nov 2021
Delivering a world-class international student experience
Student visa system: principles for reform
A Partnership for Quality: a route to a UK quality framework with education agents.
Myths and misconceptions
Impact of international students
Research & statistics
Research and reports on international students
Australian Strategy for International Education 2021
International student statistics
International student statistics: UK higher education
Research and statistics on UK students abroad
Annual policy review 2022-23
Annual policy review 2021-22
Experiencing the UK Graduate route
WeAreInternational Grants scheme
UKCISA Grants scheme 2015-19
Training and events
Upcoming training and events
UKCISA Mindfulness seminar
Annual Conference 2023
Annual Conference 2022
Webinars for members
UKCISA Fest 2022
UKCISA Fest 2021
UKCISA Fest 2020
International Student Forum 2019
Annual Conference 2024
UKCISA Fest 2023
Professional Development opportunities
Understanding international Toolkit
What is Understanding International?
Login to Understanding International
How to navigate the toolkit
Ways to use the toolkit in your institution
Register for Understanding International
Sharing experiences of the toolkit
Our website gives information on lots of topics including visas and immigration, work during and after studies, home or overseas fee status regulations and sources of funding. Please look here first for answers to your questions.
If you cannot find the information you need after looking at our website, please phone our
Student advice line on +4420 7788 9214 which is open at the following times:
Monday to Friday (except for public holidays): 13:00 to 16:00 (UK time)
You may be charged by your service provider.
Please note that the Student Advice Line is very busy. There is no queuing system, so when the adviser is on the phone to another caller you may hear a brief engaged tone and you will need to redial. Please keep trying, and you should get through eventually.
Unfortunately we can't answer your questions by email, as we are likely to need additional information from you. Please do not try emailing any of our staff with your queries, as we will not be able to provide a personal response.
We do not provide any form of financial support for students, so please do not contact us to request sponsorship or scholarships.
Advice: If your institution is a member of UKCISA and you need advice, you can contact our Member advice line.
For administrative queries, please use the following contacts:
Address: UKCISA, Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ(Please note that we do not give advice in person, and receive visitors by appointment only)
Switchboard: (+44) (0) 20 7288 4330Fax: (+44) (0) 20 7288 4360
Training enquiries:See our training and development opportunities or email: email@example.com
Membership enquiries:See our membership information or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome any questions or ideas you may have about UKCISA, our events or our activities. Please send your comments to email@example.com. We're sorry but we can't provide advice via this email. Instead, please contact the students' advice line. The phone number is above, in the section 'International students'.
If you have any questions or information you want to share with other members (eg. immigration issues), the best place to discuss this, is in the Member forum.
We welcome any constructive comments on the UKCISA website, from broken links to apparently incorrect or out of date content. Please send these comments to Webmaster to ensure that they can be dealt with appropriately. Thank you.
We are proud to be a collaborative organisation, working with a range of partner organisations to deliver our vision for the international student experience and generate income to fulfil our charitable objectives.
UKCISA's Corporate Partnerships Due Diligence Policy sets out our process for assessing the alignment of corporate and other partnerships with our charitable objectives, and managing risks of partnerships and corporate sponsorship. The policy applies to sponsorship in cash and in kind.
Please contact Yinbo.Yu@ukcisa.org.uk to explore partnerships opportunities.
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(Company Number: 4507287) and a charity registered with the Charity Commission
for England and Wales (Charity Number: 1095294). Its registered office is at 9 - 17
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