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Wednesday 26 June
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International Student Advice Service

Breaking News

EU Settlement Scheme

UKCISA (the UK Council for International Student Affairs) has published some helpful information about the EU Settlement Scheme. This details the options available to EU students following the UK’s exit from the EU:

EU Settlement Scheme Information

February 2019


Staying in the UK over the Christmas vacation?

Get useful tips on travel, opening hours and entertainment in our Christmas Guides for Cambridge and Chelmsford.

December 2018

Guidance from UKVI on replacing lost / stolen passport and visa documents

The UKVI has published a guide on applying for replacement passport and visa documents.

The guide is available for download here.

December 2017

Information for EU students

The British Council has published a briefing note for EU students and prospective EU students. This contains some helpful answers to frequently asked questions about fees, Erasmus programmes and recognition of qualifications.

You can read the briefing note here:

Studying in the UK - FAQs - 2017-18

October 2017


The International Student Advice Service provides a confidential advice service. Your information will not be shared with any third party who is not a member of our team without your consent UNLESS:
• You have breached UK immigration law for example,
working more than 20 hours or overstaying your visa;
• We are required by law to do so;
• There is risk of immediate physical danger to you or others

If we disclose information it will be done in accordance with our University policy. You can view our full confidentiality policy here.

May 2017

Important changes to the Immigration Rules

Is your visa expiring in the next 6 months? Do you need more time to complete your course?

If so, please contact us now. Recent changes to the immigration rules have significantly restricted the circumstances in which Tier 4 visas can be extended within the UK. In many circumstances, it will now be necessary to obtain a new visa from overseas, not from within the UK.

If you think you may need more time to complete your course, please contact us early to review your visa options.

August 2016

Warning: Telephone scams targeting international students

We have again received reports from a small number of international students at UK universities that they have been the targets of a telephone scam.

If you receive a call or email from someone purporting to be from UK Visas and Immigration or other government department, asking you to pay money due to a problem with your visa or immigration status, do not pay! Please contact your International Student Adviser and we will assist you, as these communications are almost certainly fraudulent.

Further advice from UKCISA is available at:

June 2016

EU Referendum

Following the EU referendum result, please see the following links:

Statement from our Vice Chancellor
Advice for EU students

June 2016

Immigration Health Surcharge

From 6th April 2015, the UK government is introducing an extra charge for students applying for UK visas (either entry clearance or leave to remain).

This extra charge is to cover the provision of health care under the NHS (National Health Service).  The charge applies whether or not students make use of the NHS and is still payable even if students take out their own private medical insurance.

The charge has been set at £150 per year for students (£200 per year for other visa categories), and the entire amount is payable up front at the time of visa application.  If the surcharge has not been paid, the visa application is liable to be refused.

The surcharge will not be applied to Student Visitors coming to the UK for short courses of less than six months.  Such students are not entitled to free treatment on the NHS in any case and private medical insurance is strongly recommended.

For further details on the health surcharge, please see:

March 2015