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International students

The International Student Support team helps international students settle into life in the UK and make the most of their time at UCL and in London. These pages provide practical guidance on healthcare, banking, transport and safety, as well as information about our International Student Orientation Programme (ISOP).

Students arriving in the UK in 2021

It's important that students are aware of the rules and regulations regarding international travel in 2021. 

Please see the 'Preparing to arrive in the UK - travel advice' webpage for full details.

Please note that England is now in Step 2 of its 'Roadmap out of lockdown' plan and the COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed. Please visit the UK Government website for more details on what you can and can't do.


International support

Link to TfL

Information for international students on topics such as healthcare, banking, transport and life in the UK. Find out about the academic, social and cultural opportunities available to you.

Immigration and visas


Guidance on Tier 4 visa and short-term study visa applications, Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs), the EU Settlement Scheme and how to contact the Student Immigration Advice Team. 

Orientation programme

Link to Portico

Details of the online orientation for new students course. Find out more about the course and access a range of online induction materials.

Students in quarantine

Planes at Heathrow

Guidance and support from UCL for students in quarantine upon their arrival to the UK. This includes travel regulations and events and information to support you. 

International Student Support news 

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