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UKCISA is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (Company Number: 4507287) and a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Charity Number: 1095294)....
Some bus companies travel very cheaply to Europe, for example Megabus.
Train travel tends to be more expensive although you can obtain discount as a student on a number of travel tickets.
It is important to know what you need to do to fulfil the course requirements. By finding out the answers to some of the following questions, you may be able to plan your work and how to use your time...
When you attend lectures, you will need to take notes.
you don’t need to write down everything the lecturer says: concentrate on the main points and important details
If you receive such a call (or a similar contact by any other means, for example email or text) we advise as follows:
Do not give the caller/sender any personal information, and do not confirm ...
For more information, please see the Frauds, Tricks and Scams webpage at Gov.uk.
Whenever you receive a telephone call from someone who you
do not know, remember that it could be a scam. Crimin...
Be aware of things to avoid to stay safe. There are tips on staying safe at:
Before you travel, make a paper copy and photograph of your passport, your stud...
This is the second version of the test page.
SFA publish new funding rules for 2016/17. UKCISA looking at changes. SFA hosting online forum until 12 Feb.
If your children are aged between 5 and 16, they can attend government primary and secondary schools in the UK, as long as they are here as your dependants. You will not have to pay for this. However,...
A member of your family may wish to come to the UK for a short visit. This may be because, for example:
they are your child but are already over 18, your parent, your brother or sister,&n...
UK Higher Education International Unit’s report shows benefits of student mobility, including higher average salaries and increased likelihood of achieving a First Class or Upper Second Class degree.
Exemption from health charge removed for Australians and New Zealanders from 6 April; Youth Mobility pay less
Warning following recent reports of scams involving bogus work visas
Regulations make new fees and Student Support provision in Scotland for Syrians, and family, from 2016/17
Our new students' site has now launched. Please fill in our short survey and tell us what you think of it!
BBC News has reported that international students have asked the London School of Business and Finance for their money back.
This information primarily explains the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the ‘home’ rate on courses of further education (FE) in Scotland. The Sc...
This information explains the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study at a HE institution in Northern Ireland. Information is based on the
This information explains the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate if you are studying any course at a FE institution in Northern Ireland. This includ...
This section 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, inst...
If you are studying music or dance at degree-level, you are allowed
to undertake a work placement that involves professional performance, as
an exception to the general prohibition on work as an ent...
You will have to pay income tax if you earn more than a specified personal allowance in any tax year. You can find out more about personal allowances and income tax rates from Her Majesty's Revenue an...
UK employers have a number of legal duties towards their employees. These include:
health and safety requirements
the obligation to pay the minimum wage
You can find advertisements for jobs in your local newspapers, in shops, on notice boards around your university or college, in the careers service or your Students' Union. There are many job search w...
In the months before your course finishes, as well as being busy with your examinations, thesis or dissertation, you will also be thinking about what to do next. Like many students, you might be looki...
Extracts from the case of Shah v London Borough of Barnet  1 All ER 226
This is the key case in relation to the meaning of ordinary
residence and it is often quoted in other cases. ...
The Home Office have stopped access to the old Tier 4 application form used in the UK
Increased application fees will apply to applications made on or after 18 March 2016.
New summary of Tier 4, past, present and future
Government responds to Home Affairs Select Committee report on immigration and skills shortages
2016/17 changes to eligibility for living cost support for non-UK EU nationals from Student Finance England
Concession for Syrian nationals applying for leave in the UK extended to 28 February 2017
To get the cheapest tickets, you have to book early, at least several weeks in advance. You can often find very cheap tickets on the internet, on the websites of either travel companies or the...
Before you came to the UK, you probably expected that you would need time to get used to the language, the different foods, the weather and new ways of doing things.
Many students are surprised to ...
On 11 March the Home Office announced a number of changes to the Immigration Rules which take effect from 6 April 2016. Read our summary of the changes that will affect students.
“Aim higher: developing as a Student Services leader” takes place on 29 April 2016 in Leeds.
Wondering where to study in the UK? The Times Higher Education survey has revealed the best universities in the UK for student experience.
New 2016/17 source of PG funding for study in UK. UKCISA waiting for full eligibility criteria details.
Exemption from Tier 2 immigration skills charge for PhD level jobs and students switching from Tier 4
BIS expects new policy to be confirmed in May
The priority service for Tier 4 applications made in the UK is now available to all Tier 4 applicants
Summary judgment in ETS case; students' appeals allowed
British Council Student Safety Report 2015-16 now available!
Good news for Tier 4 students who want to stay in the UK as Tier 2 employees
Reported delays in the production of BRPs affecting collection from the Post Office.