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Information about the immigration health surcharge for Tier 4 applicants from 6 April 2015
Changes to the secure English language tests (SELTs) that can be used with a Tier 4 visa application
Important information about the Immigration Rules that came into effect on 6 April 2015
We've received reports of international students being targeted by a telephone scam.
Find out what a 'googly' is in our introduction to the weird and wonderful world of cricket for international students in the UK.
The UKCISA website now includes information for people who want to use the new short-term student route to come to the UK.
Updated information about police registration
IELTS tests taken between 6-22 April 2015 can be used as SELTs until 6 November 2015
Home Office guidance - transitional provisions on Comprehensive Sickness Insurance for family of EEA students
Read our guide for international students preparing to return home after studying in the UK.
Immigration statistics for 2014 show slight increase in international students staying in UK for work
The UKCISA website now contains separate pages dealing with free hospital treatment in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Updated information for students making a Tier 4 application in the UK or overseas on 4 July 2015
How to apply for a replacement 30-day vignette if you are not able to travel to the UK before yours expires
Winners of the 2015 NUS/UKCISA Internationalisation Awards announced!
Our summary of student-related immigration changes, following the Government's announcements this week
We've updated and revised our free online tool to help international students manage their money while studying in the UK.
Important changes to be aware of if you're applying for a Tier 4 visa on or after 3 August 2015
For you if you made a Tier 4 application in the UK between 5-7 July and couldn't pay the health charge
This secion has explanations about words and terms which occur in our information on Home or Overseas fees? and Student support. These explanations should not be read in isolation but, instead, combin...
UKCISA recently announced that Lord Karan Bilimoria had taken over as President of the organisation.
Apply now for a Chevening scholarship for study in 2016/17
On most courses you will be given a book list. You will not usually be expected to buy or even read every book and journal article on the list. Items on a book list may contain:
Seminars can be intimidating if you are not used to this kind of teaching. Don’t worry. Many other students feel the same at first. Participating actively in seminars is an important part of the...
If you have refugee status or Exceptional Leave or Humanitarian Protection or Discretionary Leave in the UK you can claim all welfare benefits, subject to the ‘ordinary’ rules, and you can...
Here are some suggestions for issues to think about when choosing accommodation.
Many students prefer to live close to their place of study, but this may not always be the best choice. You may need to balance cost, quality and convenience, especially in larger cities. ...
When considering accommodation, you'll need to consider all the associated costs, not just the rent. Here are some issues to think about.
Be aware that you will be signing a legally-binding contract when you finally commit to your accommodation, so be aware of the implications.
If I sign a joint contract will my liability be different?...
Even if you have a licence for driving a car, you might still need to complete a Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course before riding a moped or a motorcycle in the UK. On successful completion of the...
You must ensure that road tax for your car is paid before you drive it. You can obtain a tax disc by applying online or collecting an application form from any Post Office.
You will need your V5C reg...
‘Public hire’ taxis or ‘cabs’ are taxis that are licensed to pick up passengers without advancer booking. In London, as in many UK cities, these are usually the famil...
If you are traveling to the UK from a country outside the European Union and are carrying more than 10,000 Euros with you in cash, cheques or a bankers draft you will need to declare this to...
Students in London registering with the police must first complete and download a free from OVRO
BIS introduces interim Student Support policy measures for some under-26 year olds as the result of the 'Tigere' case
If you are in the UK with some other immigration status, check what your passport sticker or any other documents issued by the Home Office say about employment. You can usually work without restrictio...
New area of our website with details of Immigration Bill will be updated as Bill passes through Parliament
Since October 2011, the immigration rules have included provisions to refuse immigration applications by some people, if they have an outstanding unpaid invoice for NHS treatment.
See our information...
BIS confirms those qualifying under interim Student Support measures can also be eligible for 'home' fees
Yang - Tier 2
Yang had a good experience, applying for Tier 2 leave in order to take up a postdoctoral research position at the University of Birmingham.
He also has helpful information about ...
We recommend that you take out travel insurance before you leave home to cover you for your journey and the first week of your stay in the UK.
You need to be careful about how you bring money to the UK and the amount that you carry.
Final call for outstanding alumni from UK universities! – deadline Sunday 8 Nov
You can help protect yourself by being aware
of the common features of these fraudulent calls (‘scams’).
The caller may appear to be genuine and convincing,
because they hav...
If you wish to drive a car in the UK but do not currently hold a valid licence to do so, you will need to apply for a provisional licence and then take a theory test and a practical driving test in or...