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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 England in 2021

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

See the 'Preparing to arrive in England - travel advice' webpage for full details

Please be aware that at 4am on Monday 4 October 2021, the rules for international travel to England changed from the red, amber, green traffic light system to a single red list of countries and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world. We have publishing details of these changes on the 'Preparing to arrive in England - travel advice' webpage.

The UK Government have also published advice for international students studying in England during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit The Education Hub for more details.

Find out more about the support available to you if you need to quarantine upon arrival.


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 and entering England

Link to Portico

Details of the Online Orientation Course and other events for new students starting in September 2021. Find out about the rules for entering England and support available for students in quarantine.

International Student Support news 

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