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Guide for International Students in the UK

Applying for a Course

Choose a Course Choosing the right course is an important decision, but one you have to make on your own. If you have already done an undergraduate degree, you may have a good idea of what you want to do. But, for the rest of you, you should think about what you are interested and and what excites you. Will you enjoy doing this course for the number of years it lasts? Also, will the cour...

Applying for a Visa Extension

As you are currently already in the UK, you will need to extend your visa rather than apply for a new one. This applies if you are currently a student under the Tier 4 immigration category or intend to ‘switch’ from one of of the following categories: Tier 1 (Post-study work)  Tier 2 (General) Tier 2 (Intra company transfer) Tier 2 (Minister of reli...

Course Commencement

As you are already in the UK, you can forgo most of the steps international students take at the start of their course. You most likely already have a bank account, registered with a doctor and, if required, the police, have a phone and sort of know where you are going, or at least where to find out. You will still need to enrol, go through induction and meet your tutor, though. In these fir...

Course Completion

After your studies, your visa allows you to stay for some time. You will be told how long you can stay on your visa, but generally the following time frames apply:   Main Course of Study   12 Months or more – four months after your course completion date 6 – 12 Months – two months after your course completion date <6 Months &ndas...