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Higher education (HE) or further education (FE)?

Higher education (HE) courses include HNC and HND courses, undergraduate degrees (for example, BA, BSc, BEd), and postgraduate degrees (for example, MA, MSc, PhD). Further education (FE) courses incl...
23/02/2017 15:06:00

Student research into Tier 4

Can you help a student with her PhD research?
16/02/2017 13:12:00

Maintenance calculations for Tier 4 dependants

Funds for Tier 4 dependants applying to extend leave are calculated from the day after expiry of their leave
09/02/2017 14:20:00

Share your accommodation experiences with NUS for the chance to win £500!

Fill in the short, confidential survey from NUS for the chance to win £500
06/02/2017 10:31:00

Five of the 10 most international universities in the world are in the UK

2017 Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s most international universities includes five British universities in the top 10.
02/02/2017 10:01:00

More information about money in the UK

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...
01/02/2017 15:37:00

Every student is welcome: Scotland’s universities welcome the world

We were delighted to join 19 higher education institutions across Scotland at the launch of this global campaign.
31/01/2017 14:29:00

Festivals and celebrations

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...
25/01/2017 12:02:00

Incorrectly refused, and those not eligible

24/01/2017 09:03:00

Got an idea to promote diversity? Enter a new competition by Student Design Awards

Competition launched challenging emerging designers to tackle pressing social issues through design
19/01/2017 12:11:00

What is UKCISA?

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...
16/01/2017 14:29:00

UKCISA website

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 ...
16/01/2017 14:26:00

Tier 4 (General) applications and financial evidence

A reminder about using joint bank accounts
10/01/2017 15:50:00

Our codes

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...
05/01/2017 14:52:00

Visit guidance - changes for holders of long-term visitor visas

Visit guidance reissued - good news for long-term visit visa holders undertaking short periods of study in UK
05/01/2017 12:10:00

New PBS dependants policy guidance

New PBS dependants policy guidance for January 2017 - no real changes
05/01/2017 10:38:00

Entering the UK: documents

EEA nationals 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 ...
21/12/2016 17:11:00

Maintenance evidence for dependants of Tier 4 students

New way of calculating maintenance for Tier 4 dependants will apply to all applications made on/after 26 Nov
16/12/2016 18:00:00

Call for Proposals for UKCISA Conference 2017!

Get your thinking caps on over Christmas! Deadline for proposals is 16 January 2017
16/12/2016 16:30:00

New 'long residence' (Tigere) category for Scottish fees and Student Support regulations

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.
16/12/2016 16:22:00


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...
16/12/2016 14:22:00

Advice Line: closure over Christmas period

Advice Lines closed: 20 Dec pm and then from 23 Dec to 2 Jan. Re-opens Tues 3 Jan.
16/12/2016 14:10:00

Students who enter the UK via the Republic of Ireland

A reminder about the immigration status of students who enter the UK via the Republic of Ireland
14/12/2016 11:53:00

UKCISA's statement of principles on Brexit

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.
08/12/2016 11:05:00

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07/12/2016 13:06:00

What do businesses think of international students? Weareinternational investigates

#Weareinternational worked closely with Universities UK and the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce to ask businesses what they thought of international students.
05/12/2016 15:52:00

Doctorate Extension Scheme

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...
02/12/2016 18:06:00


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...
02/12/2016 10:42:00

Immigration Rules: information for students and family on November changes

Outlining the key changes in the Rules which impact on students and family members
01/12/2016 15:21:00

NUS calling for postgraduate students from USA to take part in online survey

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.
28/11/2016 16:45:00

Financial requirements

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...
27/11/2016 14:21:00

Babies born in the UK

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...
27/11/2016 09:46:00

British Council GREAT Scholarships for Indian students

198 new scholarships in partnership with 40 universities are on offer.
25/11/2016 14:52:00

Turkish workers

Self-employment 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...
22/11/2016 17:39:00

UK ancestry

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...
22/11/2016 16:39:00

Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur

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 ...
22/11/2016 16:26:00

House of Lords debate: Lord Bilimoria champions international students and calls for government to change its attitude

Our President was in the House of Lords discussing the need to improve immigration policy for international students in the UK
22/11/2016 10:35:00

Tier 5 Youth Mobility

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...
18/11/2016 18:54:00

Work experience, post-doc positions

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...
15/11/2016 20:39:00

Tier 1 Entrepreneur

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.
10/11/2016 20:50:00


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...
09/11/2016 13:45:00

Mayor of London’s International Student Innovation Award winner announced

“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...
03/11/2016 15:16:00

Young entrepreneurs programme: applications for 2017 now open

International students graduating in the UK are eligible to apply and applicants are encouraged to apply in teams of two to three.
03/11/2016 13:04:00

International Student Guides for London and the UK

Studying in the UK? Free guide gives advice and tips
02/11/2016 15:45:00

Good news for EU students: 2017/18 funding

Reassurances given by England, Wales, and Scotland, for EU nationals commencing study in 2017/18
19/10/2016 11:30:00

NUS calling for postgraduate students from USA who currently study at a UK university to help with research

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...
06/10/2016 09:26:00

UKCISA responds to Home Secretary’s 4 October speech

UKCISA raises concerns that a number of points appear to be either inaccurate or misleading.
05/10/2016 16:41:00

International students: invitation to CEC Conference 27 October - skills for the 21st Century

International students are invited to attend a conference about the relationship between education and employment.
05/10/2016 16:35:00


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