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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 orientation events for new international students.

Orientation activities for new international students starting in January 2022

International Student Support have created a series of activities and events for new international students starting in January 2022. Please check the Orientation section to find out about these and how to attend.


Orientation and entering England

Link to Portico

Details of the Online Orientation Course and other events for new students starting in January 2022. Find out about the rules for entering England and support available for students in quarantine.

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.

International student drop-in sessions

Student Enquiries Centre

Come to the Student Enquiries Centre and speak to International Student Support if you have any questions about life at UCL and in London.

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. 

International Student Support news 

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