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Pre-departure briefings


Each year the British Council organise pre-departure events for students coming to  study in the  UK. We strongly recommend that you attend these events where possible.

Brunei

Further information for the 2015-2016 academic year will be posted when available.

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China

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Hong Kong

British Council Hong Kong will be hosting pre-departure briefings on 18th July, 1st August and 15th August 2015.

The session will help prepare you for your departure and provide practical information on visas, travel, accommodation, banking and other aspects of living in the UK.  Education UK student ambassadors, who are currently studying in the UK, will share their experiences of studying and living in the country.

For further information and to register for the event, please see the Education UK Hong Kong website

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India

British Council India is organising pre-departure briefings for Indian students who have received a confirmed offer from a UK institution for the September 2015 intake.   India flag

The briefing sessions will provide an insight on student life in the UK and will entail an interactive session with UK alumni, a session by officers from UK Visas and Immigration and a talk on student life in the UK. This is an opportunity for students to talk to UK alumni and share their experiences, gather information about visas and immigration and network with students like them who have enrolled to study in the UK and maybe the same institution as them.


City Dates
Mumbai 11 July 2015
 Pune 20 July 2015
 Delhi 21 July 2015
Chennai 22 July 2015
Bangalore 24 July 2015
Ahmedabad 27 July 2015
Chandigarh 28 July 2015
 Kolkata 28 July 2015

For further information on the venue, event pre-registration, participation fee and other details, please contact Ms Shruti Khanna: shruti.khanna@in.britishcouncil.org.



Indonesia

Further information for the 2015-2016 academic year will be posted when available.
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Japan

British Council Japan is hosting a pre-departure briefing on 7th June 2015. 

The pre-departure briefing is an annual event organised by the British Council in order to provide essential information to all students who have received an offer from UK institutions (Undergraduate and Postgraduate level).

For further information and to register for the event, please see the Education UK website.

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Korea

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Malaysia

The British Council will be hosting pre-departure briefings for Malaysian students who have received a confirmed offer from a UK institution for the September 2015 intake. The briefing sessions will take place as follows:

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Kuala Lumpur 28 June 2015, 14:00 – 17:00
Penang 8 August 2015, 14:00–17:00
Kota Kinabalu 15 August 2015, 14:00–17:00
Kuching 16 August 2015, 14:00–17:00
Kuala Lumpur 16 August 2015, 14:00–17:00
Kuala Lumpur 10 and 11 October 2015

For further details and to register for the event, please visit the Education UK Malaysia website closer to the date.

Mexico

Further information for the 2015-2016 academic year will be posted when available.
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Nigeria

Further information for the 2015-2016 academic year will be posted when available.
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Pakistan

Further information for the 2015-2016 academic year will be posted when available.
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Singapore

British Council Singapore is holding a pre-departure briefing on 25th July 2015 from 14:00-18:30 at the Singapore Polytechnic Convention Centre.

The pre-departure briefing is an annual event organised by the British Council in order to provide essential information to all students who have received an offer from UK institutions.

For further details and to register for the event, please visit the Education UK Singapore website closer to the date.

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Taiwan

Further information for the 2015-2016 academic year will be posted when available.
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Thailand

British Council Thailand is holding a pre-departure briefing for university offer holders on  Saturday 09 May 2015 09.30 - 12.30 at The Grand Ballroom, Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel (Chidlom BTS Station)

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The pre-departure briefing is an annual event organised by the British Council in order to provide essential information to all students who have received an offer from UK institutions (Undergraduate and Postgraduate level).

The session includes guidelines on how to prepare yourself for your stay and includes topics such as:

  • visa application
  • TB test for Tier 4 visa application by International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • welfare matters
  • financial matters and budget planning
  • cultural differences
  • transportation

Participants also have a chance to meet with UK alumni from various institutions in a friendly, informal reception to talk more and answer your specific questions about student life in the UK.

For more information and for pre-event registration please go to the British Council Thailand website.

United Arab Emirates

Further information for the 2015-2016 academic year will be posted when available.
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Vietnam

Vietnam

The British Council Vietnam is organising the UK Education Talk and Pre-departure briefing in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city in August 2015. The event is for prospective students who are in the early stage of finding information for studying in the UK and students who are leaving for the UK in Autumn 2015.

The UK Education Talk event takes place in the morning when prospective students have opportunity to learn more about studying in the UK, how to choose suitable courses and institutions, how to apply for scholarships as well as interact directly with UK alumni and Vietnamese students who are studying in the UK.

Students will have the chance to meet with Vietnamese students who are about to return to studies in the UK, following the summer break, as well as those who have graduated from UK institutions. They can share experiences and answer questions relating to study methods as well as daily life and their time as international students in the UK.

The event is free of charge, but you will be required to register your place here.

The events will take place at:

HANOI

Venue: Sofitel Plaza, 1 Thanh Nien, Tay Ho

Time: Sat 1 Aug 2015

  • Morning: 09:00 – 11:30
  • Afternoon: 15:00 – 17:30

HO CHI MINH CITY

Venue: Pullman Saigon Centre, 148 Tran Hung Dao, District 1

Time: Sat 8 Aug 2015

  • Morning: 09:00 – 11:30
  • Afternoon: 15:00 – 17:30

For further information, please contact

Binh Do- Education Marketing Officer (Binh.Do@britishcouncil.org.vn)

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