What we do
Strategic plan 2020-23
International Student Ambassadors
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Meet our team
Board and Committees
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UKCISA Manual login
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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
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If you have any questions about the courses or booking, please contact us at email@example.com
Availability can be found online. If our courses are marked as ‘Fully booked’ please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on our waiting list. We endeavour to listen and respond to requests for training and our waiting list helps us understand how to meet demand.
If you are making a booking for a colleague, you will need to make the booking under your name and then email the attendee details to email@example.com. We will then update the record.
Our individual webinars cost £105 for UKCISA members and Student Unions. The non-member rate is £200 per delegate. Our fees course costs £305 for UKCISA members and Student Unions. The non-member rate is £560 per delegate.
We accept payment by credit/debit card or BACS transfer. Payments should be made before the course.
Once the online form has been completed and payment received we will send you an email to confirm receipt of your place on the course. If you do not receive confirmation two weeks after completing the form, please contact UKCISA to ensure that your booking has been received.
Our events programme is currently being held online through video conferencing (Zoom). Our decision to return to face-to-face events is being kept under review.
Please see our terms and conditions below. Refunds will only be given if cancellations are made in writing more than two weeks prior to the course. Delegate substitutions can be made at anytime without any charge.
Our online webinar costs include copies of the presentation and links to any relevant resources and information. UKCISA does not circulate recordings of our public training webinars to delegates.
UKCISA endeavours to make online training work for everyone. Our webinars include options for live transcription and closed captioning. We also circulate the slides and any other relevant information to all delegates. If you would like to talk this through further or if you have any other accessibility needs that you would like to discuss please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer: Closed captioning are not 100% accurate. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Disclaimer: Closed captioning are not 100% accurate. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
We are pleased offer in-house training on fees assessments, as well as student immigration. Please email email@example.com to arrange to discuss your training needs and find out further information on cost. Our in-house training is currently delivered online.
Please email the Events & Training Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) with details of your enquiry.
Feedback to our online training and events continues to be overwhelmingly positive and we will continue to offer online training as an option for Members. However, we know how much our Members value face-to-face events and UKCISA endeavours to re-introduce these at the right time.
A purchase order (PO) number is an code assigned by your institution (usually finance department) to orders placed with a vendor.
The following charges will apply for online and in-person training and events if you wish to cancel a booking:
15+ days before a course = no charge1-14 days before a course = 100%
Cancellations must be received in writing either via email to (email@example.com), and must contain the full booking details including delegate and institution/organisation name and contact details and the course(s) for which the booking is to be cancelled.
We are not able to offer refunds for cancellations made by delegates for reasons outside our control, including illness, technical difficulties, travel difficulties due to adverse weather conditions or industrial action. However, if you are unable to attend a face-to-face training course you have booked because of major national travel disruption we will offer you a 50% reduction if you rebook on the same course at a later date, subject to availability.
You may transfer a place on a course to a substitute delegate free of charge at any time. Please inform us of any changes so that we can ensure that joining instructions are sent to the correct person and participant lists and badges are correct on the day.
Payment should be made by card at the point of booking.
We reserve the right to alter course dates and venues without liability. If we have to cancel a course and cannot offer you an alternative option, we will provide a full refund of the course fee. This extends to any technical difficulties that may impact the delivery of our online training and events.
We reserve the right to change course programmes at any time.
UKCISA course materials are not designed to 'stand alone'. Therefore, if you do not attend the course we will not send you the course materials.
UKCISA is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities in its employment practices and in the provision of services to its members and other users. It is committed to the progressive development of policies and practices that are non-discriminatory in the widest sense, that recognise and respect diversity and encourage the challenging of discrimination. Tutors will challenge any racist, sexist or otherwise unacceptable language or behaviour.
We aim to provide service of a standard that is acceptable to all our users. If we fail to do this we want to know about it. This will enable us not only deal with the specific problem, but also avoid it happening again.Our complaints procedure sets out how you can take up matters you think are unsatisfactory about the service you have received from us. View our complaints procedure.
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for England and Wales (Charity Number: 1095294). Its registered office is at 9 - 17
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