International Students Guide

Welcome to our International Students Guide section at Studying Abroad UK.

International Students in the UK

United Kingdom has one of the most prestigious Educational systems in the world with thousands of students from throughout the world coming to study at one of it’s many universities every year. A UK degree is well respected by employers throughout the world. International students can benefit even more than British citizens from studying...

Scholarships For International students

A lot of students every year look at studying in the United Kingdom as a very attractive choice. In addition to being able to experience British culture first-hand, you are guaranteed a top class education and a degree that will be looked upon favorably by employers worldwide. However, with the recent tuition fee increases not to mention...

College For International Students

Most international students that come to the UK to study, do so at one of the countries quality universities. However, modern college courses provide a variety of vocational and academic courses that are leading to an increasing amount of international students who have either moved over with their family or come over with the sole purpose...

International Students Accommodation House

It is essential for you to arrange for suitable accommodation for the period of time you will be studying in the UK. The standard of your academic work and your health can suffer if your living conditions are not satisfactory. In many areas of the UK there is a shortage of student accommodation, so you must start making arrangements as soon...

International Students Card

The International Student Identity Card (often referred to as the ISIC) was first offered to full-time students over fifty years ago in order to give students a discount on the cost of worldwide travel. The International Student Identity Card now provides discounts on all kinds of things from travel both air and ground as well as additional...

Host International Students

Hosting foreign students is an excellent way of making some extra money if you own your own house. If you could do with the money but you’re not too keen on the idea of having someone permanently moving into your home, renting it to foreign students or even professors/lecturers at a local university or college can provide a great...

English For International Students

There are hundreds of schools that teach English as a foreign language to international students as well as social clubs, colleges and universities around the UK that offer English as a foreign language courses alongside your degree for the duration of your studies. The type, age and nationality of students range from institution to...

Courses For International Students

Most people think that choosing a university is just a case of choosing one that offers your course and that is in a location that you are happy with. However, the reality is that whilst each university that you may offer the same course that you are interested in, it is often only the course title that is the same, with a very different...

Schools For International Students

There are several reasons why you may be interested in sending your child to a UK school. It may be that your most recent work assignment requires you to base yourself in the United Kingdom and you wish to bring your family with you. Alternatively, you may travel frequently and wish to ensure that your children and family are in a safe...

Work For International Students

Being an International student can be an expensive time especially as individuals who intend to live in the UK on a student visa will have limited access to certain public services and need to prove that they are financially capable of supporting themselves during their time in the UK. With tuition fees and maintenance fees adding up to...

Student Loans For International Students

You will rarely, if ever, find a government who doesn’t want as many of their citizens as possible to attend universities and gain the highest level of education they can. Unfortunately their attitude towards tuition fees don’t reflect their opinions about education! The UK has just introduced new regulations in reaction to the public...

International Student Visa

The government has become increasingly strict when it comes to immigration to the point that even those individuals who are looking to live in the country for legitimate purposes such as education, face a difficult and time consuming application process. The UK uses a Tier 4 Student Visa which has made it significantly harder for...

Choosing A University for International Students

Once you have decided that pursuing your studies at a UK university is the right move for you, the next step is choosing what university you wish to go to. This can be a very difficult decision because not only will your choice of institute determine the education you get but it will also determine where you are going to live for at least...

Tips for International Students in the UK

Each year the number of students coming from abroad to study in the United Kingdom increases with the standard of education one of the best in the world. The UK is a fantastic place to live and study and you will leave with a great experience and a well respected degree. It can be a difficult and often time consuming process moving to the...

Tax For International Students

Figuring out the tax system in a new country is difficult but figuring it out whilst working part-time and a full-time degree can be a real challenge! However, the tax system in the UK is quite nice for students as in the majority of them not being required to pay tax. With the recent tuition fee increases, more and more students are...

University For International Students

Most international students come over for the purpose of university rather than college or school and those that do often come over on their own, as opposed to with their parents or families. UK universities are widely recognised as one of the most prestigious in the world offering a degree that is respected by companies and employers...

Extracurricular Activities for International Students

Unfortunately, moving to a new university can still be difficult - especially if it’ in a new country as well. Even if it is something you have planned, prepared and looked forward to, the true reality of the change and the impact it has on you may take you by surprise. This applies regardless of the nation you come from, and regardless...

Banking for International Students

When you arrive in the UK, one of the first things you will need to do is open a bank account. As you will struggle to open a bank account immediately on arriving, you should make sure that you bring enough British pounds or travelers cheques to last for the first two to three weeks. It is also useful to bring credit and debit cards because...

Traveling for International Students

As a student, regardless of your location, you are likely to need to travel a distance that is un-walkable at some point during the duration of your studies. Luckily, the United Kingdom has one of the best public transport systems in the world - whether you choose to travel by bus or train or even getting a taxi. There are hundreds of buses...

Insurance for International Students

Insurance, particularly in the UK, is an important part of life and provides you with that protection in case the worst may happen. Failing to have adequate insurance can leave you high and dry in the event of any problems whether that be unexpected (as most are) illness, loss of baggage or premature departure from your course for whatever...