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International Students

"It is very useful to ask questions and get the answers I need, especially for international students who are not familiar with pursuing career options in the UK."

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. Whether it’s writing effective applications or pursuing postgraduate study, you’ll find our talks hold all the information you need. We also run events focusing on specific countries to support you in finding work outside of the UK.

Find out more about our International Events Programme

The wide range of other events we run will also be relevant to International Students – check out our main Events Calendar to find out what's coming up.

Visas, Work Permits and National Insurance

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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.


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.

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