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Many train services offer either ‘Standard’, or ‘First’ Class' tickets (and therefore seating). First Class is much more expensive than ‘Standard Class’, ...
18/11/2015 15:39:00


Several cities including Sheffield, Manchester and Edinburgh operate trams.  Like buses, how you pay varies between cities.  You may also be able to get student travel cards that cover trams...
06/06/2016 15:24:00

Transferring a visa to a new passport

You may need to transfer your visa to a new passport, for example if your passport is lost or stolen, or if it has been retained by the authorities in your home country. If your passport is lost or s...
03/12/2015 16:05:00

Transit accommodation

If you wish to stay overnight in London during your journey, you should try to arrange accommodation before you leave your home country. You can book accommodation (using a credit card) before yo...
07/06/2016 15:36:00

Travel and Shipping

Travel 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...
05/11/2015 19:59:00

Travel and shipping home

Travel 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...
07/03/2016 12:28:00

Travel and transport in the UK

The UK is well connected by various forms of transport. Including numerous train lines, airports, cycle paths, underground subways and roads. If you would like to drive while you’re in the UK pl...
27/04/2017 11:55:00

Travel in Europe

This section gives you advice about travelling in Europe. The first thing that you need to check is if you need a visa to travel or not.  A number of European countries are part of an agreement ...
27/04/2017 11:56:00

Travel insurance

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.
07/10/2015 16:46:00

Travel to your institution

Check any information your college or university has sent you, as it may include information about how to get there from the main airports and other ports in the UK. Some colleges and universities al...
10/09/2017 23:04:00

Travelling to your institution after a flight to Heathrow?

If you are making your own travel plans and will be arriving into London Heathrow, Great Western Railway offers train tickets with British Airways and Singapore Airways flights.
08/06/2016 15:41:00

Tuition fees

The Complete University Guide publishes a survey of University Tuition Fees in the UK each year. Fees at other types of provider, including private providers and publicly-funded further educ...
31/08/2017 11:40:00

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

UCAS guidance material on studying in the UK - in 12 languages

UCAS produces guidance material for those planning on studying in the UK.
09/04/2014 12:50:00

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

UK proposals for EU citizens after UK leaves EU

UK government publishes proposals on rights of EU citizens after UK leaves the EU
27/06/2017 12:37:00

UK traditions and culture

The UK is rich with culture and customs, from historic castles and buildings to beautiful gardens. We've written a short guide for international students in the UK. You could see the changing of the ...
27/04/2017 11:51:00

UK visa holders

There is no problem if you have applied in your home country for a Tier 4 or short-term student visa/entry clearance before travelling. Your UK visa/entry clearance will not be date stamped on entry t...
16/06/2016 14:46:00

UKCISA and international students on the radio (again!)

The final part of ‘Scenes from Student Life’ was focused on studying abroad; what are international students in the UK and overseas up against? What could they share with others?
29/04/2016 16:13:00

UKCISA Chair awarded CBE in New Year's Honours

Professor Paul Webley, Chair of UKCISA's Board of Trustees, has been awarded a CBE in the 2015 New Year's Honours.
05/01/2015 14:12:00

UKCISA concerned at impact on international students (and academic institutions) of MAC report

Our commentary on the Migration Advisory Committee's latest Report.
20/01/2016 13:59:00

UKCISA President supports international students in House of Lords

Read the full speech from the debate.
13/02/2014 11:19:00

UKCISA responds to EU Referendum result

The result of the EU Referendum has been revealed; the UK has voted to leave the European Union. 51.9% voted to leave and 48.1% to remain.
24/06/2016 11:10:00

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

UKCISA stands up for international students

UKCISA Chief Executive's letter arguing for simpler post-study work rules appears in Times Higher Education
08/11/2013 16:13:00

UKCISA supports new All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Students

Topics covered included ‘disentangling’ students from the immigration debate.
12/05/2016 09:57:00

UKCISA training programme January & February 2016

Places are still available on various training courses this month and in February.
06/01/2016 11:30:00

UKCISA web info on free hospital treatment

The UKCISA website now contains separate pages dealing with free hospital treatment in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
23/06/2015 12:52:00

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

UKCISA's Advice Line for students: closure over Christmas break

UKCISA Advice Line closed: 24 December to 1 January (inclusive)
11/12/2013 10:49:00

UKCISA's responses to proposals within the Immigration Bill

Our response to Home Office consultations on access to the NHS, landlord checks and illegal working.
10/10/2013 10:27:00

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

Under eighteens

If you are less than 16 years old, you can apply for permission to study at an Independent fee-paying school, but you must apply as a Tier 4 (Child) student, not under Tier 4 (General). Ask your schoo...
18/07/2016 15:50:00


If you visit London, you’ll probably need to use the Underground – ‘the Tube’. To travel you can either buy a ticket on the day, buy an ‘Oyster card’ (this is a pre...
06/06/2016 15:12:00

Unexpected financial hardship

UKCISA is not a funding organisation and we do not give grants or scholarships. This information is aimed at international students who are not European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss nationals, ...
03/08/2016 14:45:00

Unspoken rules and etiquette

As with every culture, in the UK there are a number of unspoken rules that are often expected to be adhered to. Don’t worry about it too much – you’ll soon pick them up. Most notable...
14/06/2016 15:42:00

Update: 12 Nov changes to Immigration Rules

Update on 12 November changes to the Immigration Rules
12/11/2015 11:52:00

Update: Tier 4 sponsor licence problems

Removal of CAS restrictions for two universities, and full revocation for many private colleges.
23/10/2014 11:44:00

Updated information - EU Referendum: what we know for EU students

We have updated our information - EU Referendum: what we know for EU students, following the UK giving notice of its intention to leave the European Union.
30/03/2017 09:41:00

Updated information for Tier 4 applicants

Important changes to be aware of if you're applying for a Tier 4 visa on or after 3 August 2015
20/07/2015 10:06:00

Updated information: 'Passport, visa and BRP problems'

We have updated the information in the page 'Passport, visa and BRP problems following notification of updates received from the Home Office
05/10/2016 15:14:00

Upper Tribunal decision in ETS case

Summary judgment in ETS case; students' appeals allowed
24/03/2016 11:25:00

USA, Japan, South Korea and other non-visa nationals

This information is for nationals of the USA, Japan, South Korea and other non-visa nationals who are planning to travel to the UK via the Republic of Ireland, and enter the UK as a short-term student...
10/08/2017 12:10:00

UUK International report: UK ranks 1st among its competitors for international students’ overall satisfaction with support services and overall living experience

Research launched today examines the experience of international students in the UK and key competitor nations.
22/06/2017 08:48:00

Vignette for full length of leave

The following information outlines the steps you will need to take if there is a problem with a vignette issued for the full length of your stay in the UK:   #Toggle1#
25/08/2017 13:59:00

Visa appointment delays in Russia: Home Office response

Home Office response following concerns raised about delays in Russia.
16/06/2014 13:37:00

Visa conditions

As a short-term student, you have the same conditions, whether you applied for entry clearance or not. If you have successfully applied for entry clearance, check the vignette (sticker) in your ...
12/12/2017 14:55:00

Visa error

This page is only about correcting an error on a vignette (sticker) issued to a person granted entry clearance outside the UK.  For guidance on correcting an error on a biometric residence p...
10/12/2015 14:59:00

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

Voluntarily adopted and children's residence

Lord Scarman in the case of Shah stated that when considering ordinary residence the state of mind of a person is important in two respects. One is that the residence is for a settled purpose. The o...
02/08/2017 19:00:00


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