A comprehensive guide for new international students, providing handy information on how to settle in to UK life and practicalities for your arrival. This guide contains guidance on how to open a UK bank account. Hard copies are available from the Student Centre.
Please note that the International Students' Guide was correct at time of publishing in September 2016. We regret that banks are not available on campus in January 2017, with the exception of the UCL campus branch of Santander.
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 are available from the Student Centre.
A handy pocket guide for all students, both new and current. Hard copies are available from the Student Centre.
- Ridgmount Practice
Standard registration form
For those of you that are eligible to register with the Ridgmount Practice, this form should be printed and completed before visiting the practice in person. Please complete in BLOCK CAPITAL LETTERS.
Online registration form for students in halls of residence
Students staying in halls of residence may register with the Ridgmount Practice by filling out this online form. Once complete, you will be sent more information on visiting a nurse in person to complete registration.
- Finance and budgeting tools
NUS Extra Card
An NUS card offers a wide range of discounts on food, entertainment, fashion, technology, uni essentials and much more! It also comes with a free ISIC (International Student Identity Card) for even more money off abroad!
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.com is dedicated to saving you money on anything and everything by finding the best deals and beating the system. It's based on detailed journalistic research and cutting edge tools to help save.
- 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.
Immobilise - 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 every day. 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) run a Self-Access Centre (SAC), enabling users to supplement class-based language learning with self-study, in their own time. It is available to UCL students and staff only. SAC contains a large number of books, films, documentaries, course videos and audio recordings in a wide range of languages.
Writing & Language Support (WALS)
UCLU, our students' union, run the Writing & Language Support Programme (WALS) for international students studying at UCL. The aim of the programme is to assist non-native English speakers with their academic writing and speaking, to help them excel in academic life at UCL.
- British culture
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.