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Our new briefing provides a timely overview of international students in the UK and explores what will be the key issues facing international students in the future.
You can continue to stay in the UK after you have completed your studies if you are continuing to exercise a right to reside here. In order to do this, you must be either ‘self-sufficient’...
We have updated the information in the page 'Passport, visa and BRP problems following notification of updates received from the Home Office
International students are invited to attend a conference about the relationship between education and employment.
UKCISA raises concerns that a number of points appear to be either inaccurate or misleading.
NUS want to understand more about the different routes and pathways that leads American students to a postgraduate course in the UK and what sorts of information they looked for to undertake the cours...
Reassurances given by England, Wales, and Scotland, for EU nationals commencing study in 2017/18
Studying in the UK? Free guide gives advice and tips
International students graduating in the UK are eligible to apply and applicants are encouraged to apply in teams of two to three.
“This initiative celebrates the very best of London – demonstrating the city is an inclusive place that welcomes business, craves innovation and is genuinely open to people from every part of the worl...
There is no definition of ‘dependency’ in the EU directive or in the UK’s regulations which interpret the directive into national legislation. There have been several cases heard bef...
Unlike Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur), Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)
requires funds that you must invest in a business in the UK. However, you do not
need a sponsor or an endorsing body.
After having studied certain subjects in the UK, you might still need to obtain relevant work experience in order to qualify in your chosen profession. This applies, for example, to medical profession...
Under the Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme), you can work in the UK for up to two
years. This scheme is available to nationals of Australia, Canada, Hong Kong,
Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of K...
Our President was in the House of Lords discussing the need to improve immigration policy for international students in the UK
The Graduate Entrepreneur scheme is aimed at recent graduates, and postdoctoral researchers who have
Tier 2 immigration permission, who have 'genuine and credible business
ideas and entrepreneurial ...
The UK ancestry route allows you to take employment and to set up a business. It can lead to settlement after five years.
You cannot switch into this immigration category from within the
UK. You can...
Turkish nationals have the option of setting up in self-employment in
the UK under an Association Agreement between Turkey and the European Union.
Applications to switch into this c...
198 new scholarships in partnership with 40 universities are on offer.
This information is about immigration matters for babies born in the UK to a Tier 4 student and their Tier 4 dependant partner.
If you are a Tier 4 student and you are pregnant, it is very impo...
Each dependant must have a certain amount of money, held in a bank or building society account, or an account with an officially regulated financial institution. All dependants will need to have evide...
If you're an American postgraduate student in the UK you can take part in this online survey and enter a prize draw to win £300.
Outlining the key changes in the Rules which impact on students and family members
Some Tier 4 (General) students can have family with them in the UK as their dependants. To find out who counts as a dependant, check 'Who is a dependant?'
You can have dependants with you in the UK...
This scheme is designed to
give students who have almost finished their UK PhD or other doctorate
qualification an additional 12 months of Tier 4 (General) immigration
permission in which to l...
#Weareinternational worked closely with Universities UK and the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce to ask businesses what they thought of international students.
Our note is to help members focus on those issues of direct importance to students and to assist with briefing of colleagues, local MPs or other influential contacts.
A reminder about the immigration status of students who enter the UK via the Republic of Ireland
Advice Lines closed: 20 Dec pm and then from 23 Dec to 2 Jan. Re-opens Tues 3 Jan.
Lectures are for large groups of students, which could be everyone in the same year or studying the same module on a course. A lecturer will probably stand at the front of the room and provide informa...
New 'long residence' (Tigere) provision in Scottish fees and Student Support regulations from 2017-18 academic year with interim provision for the current academic year.
Get your thinking caps on over Christmas! Deadline for proposals is 16 January 2017
New way of calculating maintenance for Tier 4 dependants will apply to all applications made on/after 26 Nov
The Home Office has confirmed on its website that citizens of EEA countries can travel to the UK using their national identity cards or passports.
Non-EEA family members
New PBS dependants policy guidance for January 2017 - no real changes
Visit guidance reissued - good news for long-term visit visa holders undertaking short periods of study in UK
All our members subscribe to the UKCISA Code of Practice This outlines the values and practices of what we expect from our members and references other relevant codes.
The UKCISA Code of Ethics...
A reminder about using joint bank accounts
Our website is divided into two sections. This section is for students. Members, external organisations and Press can find lots more information on the Institutions website.
The students area ...
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the UK's national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them. We have been supporting inter...
Competition launched challenging emerging designers to tackle pressing social issues through design
Make the most of your time in the UK by experiencing some of our festivals and celebrations. We host a number of multicultural festivals. Highlights include:
Chinese New Year
Outside Asia, the world...
We were delighted to join 19 higher education institutions across Scotland at the launch of this global campaign.
As a student, you need to ensure that you have sufficient funds for your fees, accommodation, food, travel, books and other living expenses. The international student calculator will help you wo...
2017 Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s most international universities includes five British universities in the top 10.