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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...
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...
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...
Many train services offer either ‘Standard’, or ‘First’ Class' tickets (and therefore seating). First Class is much more expensive than ‘Standard Class’, ...
The results are based on the responses of more than 15,000 undergraduates rating their university.
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...
It seems that few, if any, students have succeeded in getting a positive decision from Student Finance England under the interim policy.
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...
Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) replaced a number of provisions with five sub-categories:
creative and sporting
charity workers (voluntary work)
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...
The UK Government intends to interview most Tier 4 student applicants before granting them immigration permission to come to the UK
Tier 4 sponsor licence problems at 57 colleges and 3 universities: information for students
The priority service for Tier 4 applications made in the UK is now available to all Tier 4 applicants
Tier 4 policy guidance updated 15 July to correct most errors in maintenance figures
The online application pilot is now open to all Tier 4 applicants in the UK, not just those at some institutions.
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...
Funds calculated from course start on CAS, not from date of application; all parts of a month rounded up
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 ...
The Home Office is moving towards Tier 4 applications being made partly or fully online in the UK. Find out what your options are.
The Home Office have stopped access to the old Tier 4 application form used in the UK
A reminder about using joint bank accounts
Changes recommended to the Tier 2 shortage occupation list in health, energy and digital technology sectors
Good news for Tier 4 students who want to stay in the UK as Tier 2 employees
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 ...
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.
Here are some suggestions for issues to think about when choosing accommodation.
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. ...
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...
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Details of alternative arrangements for Libyan residents to submit UK visa applications in Tunisia
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 ...
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...
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...
If applying for a visa from certain countries to the UK for longer than 6 months you need to be screened for TB
TB screening extended from 31 December including China, Hong Kong, Russian Federation, Nigeria
‘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...
Concession for Syrians extended to cover academic progress
Syrian nationals needing a new passport should contact the Syrian embassy in Paris.
Information about the Home Office's temporary concessions for Syrians in the UK.
Please would you circulate this survey to any non-EU international students on your campus?
New summary of Tier 4, past, present and future
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).
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...
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...
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...