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International Students

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Whether you’re an international student hoping to pursue a career in the UK, planning to return home for work or explore options anywhere internationally, we can give you the dedicated support you need.The different Help With... sections of our site will provide information on support available which will be relevant to all students but the sections below highlight support that is more targeted towards International Students.

Talks and Events for International Students

Along with UCL International Office and UCLU Advice and Welfare, we run many talks, workshops and events throughout the year to improve your understanding of what’s needed in the UK job market. We also run events focusing on specific countries to support you in finding work outside of the UK.

For more information on events and booking, please go online to your My UCL Careers account.

Presentation Slides

Where possible, any materials used at an event will be made available to download here. Please check this page after the event but be aware, it may take up to a week for materials to be uploaded.

Visas, Work Permits and National Insurance


Our staff and other Career Professionals from across our parent body, The Careers Group, University of London, have provided reviews and descriptions of websites and online resources which provide information and advice on the range of visa / work permit options currently available for those looking to stay in the UK after graduation plus guides for current International Students thinking about working while you study.

Visit our online careers resource library - Careers Tagged and use tags such as "Work permits", "Visas", "International students" to link to relevant resources.

*This is a subscription-based resource. Current UCL students will need their UCL userid/password to log in. Recent graduates will need to log in to My UCL Careers and use the graduate userid/password provided on the home page.

UCL International Student Support

This department at UCL also provides on-line guidance for information about UK immigration and visas. Areas covered include:

  • Tier 4 applications
  • Short-term Student visas
  • Working whilst in the UK (during and after study)
  • Doctorate Extension Scheme

and more... See the ISS Website for details.

One to One Advice

Issues and queries related to visas, work permits, national insurance, tax etc. cannot be covered during the one-to-one appointments run by UCL Careers.

Students should contact the UCLU Rights & Advice Centre for advice and guidance on these subjects.