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UK Immigration procedures and visas

Here we have some essential information on immigration procedures and visas that international postgraduate students will need to be aware of if they are coming to the UK to study their postgraduate program. This includes advice on what you need to sort out with your home authorities before departure, how to ensure a smooth arrival across the UK borders, and how to deal with the culture shock upon arrival at your new postgraduate university in the UK, as well as some great advice on settling in.

These are links to some useful websites for international students wishing to undertake their postgraduate studies in the UK.

British Council

The British Council’s mission is to connect people with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK to build lasting relationships around the world. The British Council has offices in 100 countries around the world, and you can use this website to find your nearest British Council office.

Education UK

The Education UK website, which is the official British Council site for international students, includes information and advice on a wide range of aspects of living and studying in the UK.

Graduate Recruitment Bureau

The Graduate Recruitment Bureau (GRB) specialises in placing graduates into graduate jobs, advertising student jobs, internships, placements, gap years and postgraduate courses.

UKCISA – UK Council for International Student Affairs

UKCISA is an independent, not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting educational mobility and providing support to international students and the professionals who work with them. It has services both for international students studying in the UK and UK students studying abroad.

Click on the links below to find out more about different aspects of postgraduate study in the UK as an international student.

Travelling To The UK

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Border Force

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Authority Needs

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Tips For Settling In

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