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Check the information from your college or university for details about how to get there, including any transport arranged by your institution. Carry this information in your hand luggage.
When you are planning your housing
be clear what the options are
be clear what you want, what you need, what you can afford and what you would be prepared to compromise on
Updated information about police registration
Special interim arrangements for registration with the police have been made for students in London during the 2013 autumn term.
Students in London registering with the police must first complete and download a free from OVRO
London's OVRO will be at new premises from 1 September 2014.
The UK held a referendum on 23 June 2016 to decide whether it will remain in the European Union. The result of the referendum was that 51.9% of those who voted chose to leave the EU.
New 2016/17 source of PG funding for study in UK. UKCISA waiting for full eligibility criteria details.
You can find useful information about study in the UK on our webpages. Find out the difference between a lecture, a seminar and a tutorial, different methods of assessment and tips on study...
Preparing for your arrival to the UK can seem particularly overwhelming. You may have lots of questions; what do I need to bring? How do I arrange my travel? What paperwork do I need to have? Read our...
Read our guide for international students preparing to return home after studying in the UK.
If you want to come to the UK to study, you need to apply to the UK immigration authorities under Tier 4 of the Points Based System (PBS). You must meet the requirements of the Immigration Rules which...
Why you should use the new online 'Print and send' application forms if you are applying for a Tier 4 visa from within the UK.
If you register with us as a student user, we ask you to provide us with your name and email address to allow us to generate a login for you. We will hold the data securely, i...
If your institution does not offer housing, or if you want to look at alternatives, there are a range of options.
Contact ATAS if you applied from a Chinese server and are waiting for a reply
Under Tier 4, you cannot work as a professional sportsperson including as a sports coach.
You might need to decide whether your sports activities are professional or amateur. The Immigration Rules pr...
UCAS has published a list of the top 10 opening lines used in personal statements & suggested avoiding them to make your statement stand out
This section is for anyone who has, or who is applying for, Tier 4 immigration permission. Your Tier 4 permission can be in the form of:
an entry clearance vignette/sticker, which you applied f...
What are ‘Public funds’?
Public funds’ refers to a specific list in the Immigration Rules
of benefits and other payments as listed below. If you have the immigration
If you have been affected by the new 'right to rent' immigration checks then please complete this confidential questionnaire
Read about some of the latest HOST visits in HOST Matters
On most courses you will be given a book list. You will not usually be expected to buy or even read every book and journal article on the list. Items on a book list may contain:
A recent survey commissioned by Kaplan interviewed 1000 graduates about their views on international study experiences during university.
If you have refugee status or Exceptional Leave or Humanitarian Protection or Discretionary Leave in the UK you can claim all welfare benefits, subject to the ‘ordinary’ rules, and you can...
If you have paid a deposit for your accommodation, see our information about accommodation deposits and speak to your landlord about how to arrange for return of the deposi...
You will have the right to apply for administrative review of the refusal. The Home Office will review its decision to see if it made a case working error. You will also have the right to apply for ad...
As you probably know, there are a number of elections taking place in the UK this year. Find out if you're eligible to vote!
When you arrive in the UK you should register with a local doctor as soon as you can. Do not wait until you are ill. Click on the information below to find out how to do this.
‘How to succeed in the global workplace’ launches on 8 May
Chevening is the UK Government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders.
Appeal rights replaced by system of administrative review for some applicants from 20 October 2014
Representatives of UK universities, further education, student’s unions, pathway colleges and schools gathered for our conference.
When considering accommodation, you'll need to consider all the associated costs, not just the rent. Here are some issues to think about.
How to apply for a replacement 30-day vignette if you are not able to travel to the UK before yours expires
New British Future and Universities UK report reveals strong public support for international students.
We have added a table to our information about reporting a change to the Home Office to clarify which form to use.
There are some requirements that you must meet in order to apply for a Tier 4 (General) visa.
If you want to come to the UK under this route, you must meet all the following requirements:
You are at least 18 years of age. This will be reduced to 16 for those seeking immigration ...
From 1 July 2017, Syrians admitted to UK under VPRS will be granted refugee status (not humanitarian protection). So no 3-year residence test for Student Support eligibility.
When you have found all your baggage you must pass through Customs Control.
Join the queue for either the green channel if you have nothing to declare, the red channel if you have goods to declare, ...
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 ...
If you have resided lawfully for five years continuously you have acquired the ‘right of permanent residence’ in the UK, by virtue of the Citizens’ Directive (2004/38/EC). The UK's E...
JCWI right to rent surveys for tenants and landlords - how is the scheme working for you?
You must ensure that road tax for your car is paid before you drive it. You can obtain a tax disc by applying online or collecting an application form from any Post Office.
You will need your V5C reg...
Students and recent graduates who have Tier 4 immigration permission (leave) can undertake a full-time sabbatical officer post. You will need to take time out of your study or you can undertake the po...
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...