Immigration & International Student Advice - Useful Links

Coming to the UK

Prepare for success – An interactive multimedia learning resource to help students prepare for study at a UK institution, learn about British academic culture and to build language skills.

Immigration

UK Visas & Immigration – Home Office website providing advice and assistance on applying for a UK visa from your home country.

Home Office – Home Office website to help you understand UK Immigration control, working regulations and restrictions and how to apply for an extension of your visa from within the UK.

Foreign & Commonwealth Office – Useful information from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office also provides contact information for UK embassies around the world.

Finance

International Student Calculator – A helpful way to budget and work out how much money you will need to study in the UK.

Family Welfare Association – The Family Welfare Association provides advice on education funding within the UK and provides a helpful online trust fund search facility.

XE.com – Xe.com is a free Internet foreign exchange tool.

Student Money – Student money provides a comprehensive database of scholarships, bursaries and awards that may be available.

British Bankers Association Information from the British Bankers’ Association on opening a bank account in the UK specifically aimed at International Students.

UK Tax refund guide – Advice on claiming a Tax Refund

Useful Organisations

UKCISAUKCISA is the Council for International Student Affairs providing advice and information to international students studying in the UK.

International Students House – International Students House offers student accommodation 365 days a year and is a social and information centre for students located in one of the safest areas of central London.

Education UK – Education UK is produced by the British Council to help international students interested in studying for a UK course or qualification.

Daily life in the UK

UK Student Life – UK Student Life provides information on studying, working and travelling in the UK as well as an introduction to British culture and life.

Travel within the UK

National Express – Official website of National Express the UK’s largest scheduled coach company running coaches all over the UK.

The Trainline – TheTrainLine allows you to find out times, book tickets and reserve seats for any train operator in mainland UK.

Traveline – journey planning information about all public transport services – buses, coaches, trains, ferries, trams, metro and underground – throughout England, Wales and Scotland.

The RAC – Information from the RAC on car breakdowns, route maps and more.

The AA – Advice and information from the AA on a wide range of motoring related subjects.

Megabus – The Megabus offers cheap bus travel to London. Fares start as low as a £1 plus a 50p booking fee.

GoEuro – a site that helps travellers easily compare and combine all modes of transport to the cities they wish to visit across the UK and overseas.

General

Howtocallabroad.com – How to dial internationally from any country – complete resource on international calling.

TV licensing – Official site advising everything you need to know about obtaining a TV licence for the UK.

The Highway Code – The Highway code is essential reading for everyone. It sets out the rules which apply to all road users, pedestrians and cyclists.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency – Official government website providing information on driving and vehicle licensing and registration in the UK.

HM Customs – Official website from HM Customs providing information and advice on what you can bring in and out of the UK.

Wales Tourist Board – Official site from the Welsh Tourist Board giving information on Wales as well as providing details on places to visit and see.

BBC Wales – English-language homepage featuring Welsh news, sport, music, TV, radio, education and more from all around Wales.

BBC Wales News – Up to date news and information relating to Wales from the BBC.