International Student Support

Making a visa application from China or India and want to watch a fellow student's experience of visa application process? View the short films here

Additional Resources:

UCL Pocket Student guide

Opening a UK bank account

Frequently asked questions

Your Personal Tutor at UCL video

Transition Mentor Programme video (undergraduate students)

Study Abroad at UCL video (affiliate students) 


Useful links:

Online Resources 

UCL Guides & Maps 

UCL A to Z
A Guide For Students 

A go to guide for new students for the duration of your studies. information on UCL services alongside contact details should you require further support. Hard copies will be provided at your enrolment appointment. 
UCL's Guide to Opening a UK Bank Account
This information is for all non-UK students coming to UCL in September 2015, including students from the European Union and overseas. We encourage you to read the document before you arrive in the UK. 
UCL Student Pocket Guide
A handy pocket guide for all students, both new and current. 

UCL Health Centre  

Gower Place Practice - Letter to New Students September 2015
A welcome from UCL Health Centre. Information on the immunisations you should have before you arrive, the documents you need to register and the health care provided. 
Gower Place Practice - UCL Students Health Registration Form
For those of you that are eligible to register with UCL Health Centre, this form should be printed and completed prior to attending the practice. Please complete in BLOCK CAPITAL LETTERS.

Finance & Budgeting Tools

International Student Calculator
The international student calculator 
will help you work out how to manage
your money and build a budget for 
living and studying in the UK.
The Money Advice Service
The Money Advice Service helps you manage your money better. Use their calculators and comparison tables to make the most of your money. 
MoneySavingExpert is dedicated to saving you money on anything & everything by finding the best deals and beating the system. It's based on detailed journalistic research & cutting edge tools to help save £s. 
International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
In addition to your NUS card, you can also get an ISIC (International Student Identity Card), which will extend your student benefits to your international travels. Plus, if you already own an NUS card, it can be yours for the discounted fee of only £6!

Your Personal Safety

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Online Crime Reporting
You can report a crime that is not an emergency online, alternatively you can call 101. You can also contact Crimestoppers to report a crime anonymously. If the crime is happening now please call 999 immediately.
Immobolise - The UK National Property Register
Make sure you register your property FOR FREE. Immobilise helps Police identify the owners of recovered property thousands of times everyday. Property updates you make are immediately available to the Police nationally.

English Language Support 

CLIE Self-Access Centre
UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) Self-Access Centre (SAC) enables users to supplement class-based language learning with self-study, in their own time. It is available to UCL students and staff only. The SAC contains a large number of books, films, documentaries, course videos and audio recordings in a wide range of languages. 
CLIE - Free English Classes
Anybody whose first language is not English is invited to join special teaching practice lessons in English from Thursday 8 October 2015 – March 2016. These classes are open to all non-native speakers of English living in London who are over the age of 18. The lessons will be taught by students learning to teach English as a foreign language. 

British Culture 

GB Mag
GB Mag is a magazine especially for international students in the UK. They have an excellent selection of articles and features on their website covering a range of topics relating to studying and living in the UK.

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