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Public Health England urges young people going to college or university this autumn to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia.
Read our brief guide to help international students and recently elected sabbatical officers to understand the immigration requirements they need to meet.
When you get to the UK as an international student, studying may seem very different to studying at home.
Depending on what you’re studying, what level you’re studying at and where you&r...
Study tips for international students in the UK
Health and healthcare
Working while studying in the UK
Facing culture shock in a new country
Complaints about you...
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 complete and submit the form online, then you submit your supporting documents to the Home Office by post (a Standard or Priority application) or in person (a Premium application).
New summary of Tier 4, past, present and future
Please would you circulate this survey to any non-EU international students on your campus?
Information about the Home Office's temporary concessions for Syrians in the UK.
Syrian nationals needing a new passport should contact the Syrian embassy in Paris.
Concession for Syrians extended to cover academic progress
‘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...
TB screening extended from 31 December including China, Hong Kong, Russian Federation, Nigeria
If applying for a visa from certain countries to the UK for longer than 6 months you need to be screened for TB
You can sign up for a mobile phone service in the UK, and you can usually use an exisiting handset. When you first arrive, you can use your exisiting mobile phone service from home to m...
Both the fees and the Student Support regulations expressly provide
that you are to be treated as ordinarily resident in the relevant
residence area if you would have been ordinarily res...
Temporary absences from the residence area can be ignored when
deciding if you have been ordinarily resident in an area for a specific
length of time, usually three years for the fees and ...
Details of alternative arrangements for Libyan residents to submit UK visa applications in Tunisia
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A Council Tax bill is calculated according to two main elements:
the value of the dwelling, and
the number of adult residents age 18 or over who are solely or mainly resident in the dwelli...
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. ...
Here are some suggestions for issues to think about when choosing accommodation.
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.
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 ...
Good news for Tier 4 students who want to stay in the UK as Tier 2 employees
Changes recommended to the Tier 2 shortage occupation list in health, energy and digital technology sectors
A reminder about using joint bank accounts
The Home Office have stopped access to the old Tier 4 application form used in the UK
The Home Office is moving towards Tier 4 applications being made partly or fully online in the UK. Find out what your options are.
Your Tier 4 immigration permission will be subject to certain conditions. It is very important that you understand these conditions. A breach of conditions can have serious consequences for both your ...
Funds calculated from course start on CAS, not from date of application; all parts of a month rounded up
An institution which has its Tier 4 sponsor licence revoked by the Home Office is no longer allowed to sponsor Tier 4 students. This affects its current and prospective students.
If you have Tier 4 i...
The online application pilot is now open to all Tier 4 applicants in the UK, not just those at some institutions.
Tier 4 policy guidance updated 15 July to correct most errors in maintenance figures
The priority service for Tier 4 applications made in the UK is now available to all Tier 4 applicants
Tier 4 sponsor licence problems at 57 colleges and 3 universities: information for students
The UK Government intends to interview most Tier 4 student applicants before granting them immigration permission to come to the UK
Tier 4 (General) visas can only be issued for certain courses. If your course is eligible course then your institution will give you a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) with which you...
Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) replaced a number of provisions with five sub-categories:
creative and sporting
charity workers (voluntary work)
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...
It seems that few, if any, students have succeeded in getting a positive decision from Student Finance England under the interim policy.
There are time limits ('caps') on how long you can study with a Tier 4 visa. Before they issue your CAS, a Tier 4 sponsor will check that your proposed studies will not take you over the cap. When ass...
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