Support for International Students at UCL

15 October 2019

For all our international students at UCL, check out the information and support we provide for you.

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Welcoming New International Students 

The International Student Support in SSW organised the September 2019 International Student Orientation Programme (ISOP) to welcome over 13000 new international students to UCL and help them with the transition to life in the UK and London.

The programme included the ‘We are all Global’ talks which provided information on key topics including healthcare in the UK, safety on campus and in London, how to make the most of the support and opportunities at UCL. The talks ended with the very popular Global Ambassadors (current students) Q&A panels where tips on life at UCL were shared and new students’ burning questions were answered.

Throughout the ISOP week, international students were also able to complete administrative tasks such as registering with a GP, getting evidence of student status to open UK bank accounts, and joining a wide range of social activities coordinated by Students’ Union UCL, UCL departments and the Accommodation teams.

If you arrived late or missed ISOP 

A lot of very useful information to support new international students can be found online.

Police Registration

Students who, as part of their visa, have a requirement to register with the Police can find details of the process and book one of the UCL only appointments the International Students Support team has secured with OVRO on the 'Police Registration' section of the International Students webpags.

 Ongoing Support for International Students 

Support for EU/EEA/Swiss Students in light of Brexit

The International Student Support and the Student Immigration Advice teams have been coordinating information and updates for EU/EEA/Swiss students. Students, through targeted emails, have been advised to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme in order to protect their immigration status and access to healthcare when the UK leaves the EU.

Information about the EU Settlement Scheme and answers to a wide range of FAQs can be found on the immigration and visas pages. 

A lot more FAQs are also available in askUCL and on the UCL Brexit pages.

The Student Immigration Advice team will also be delivering another briefing for Students on the EU Settlement Scheme on Monday 28 October (9.30-11.00) in the Logan Hall. Students should register to attend this briefing via Eventbrite