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We have a thriving community of international students here at St George's.

During Induction Week, we'll be offering a number of events for international students. These will cover issues including visa advice, registering with a GP, and supporting yourself during those times when you feel a long way from home.

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Visa advice

If you are not an EU, EEA or Swiss national, you will need ‘entry clearance' or permission to enter the UK under Tier 4 of the immigration system in order to study at St George's, University of London, and this must be obtained before you travel. St George's, University of London has Highly Trusted Sponsor Status with the UK Home Office, and can sponsor students on a Tier 4 student visa for the duration of their studies. Prior to coming to the UK, you will be provided with support, guidance and the documentation that you will need to support your application for a student visa. For students who need to renew their visa during their studies, visa workshops will be held throughout the year. If you are unsure whether you need a student visa to undertake a degree at St George's, please check the government's website.

We also recommend reading the immigration leaflets published by the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA). If you have any questions about the visa application process, please visit our international student support pages or email us.

Arriving in the UK

If you're arriving at the airport, contact us. We can give you additional help and advice on getting here from any of the London airports. We expect that international students may want to arrive at university a little earlier, so if you're joining us from outside the EU we've already built in a couple of extra days at the beginning of your year to help you settle in.

Contact the Student Centre to find out all the details.

International Student Society (ISS)
All international students are automatically members of our International Student Society, which runs a welcome weekend for new international students every year and hosts regular lunches, and Christmas and Chinese New Year dinners and other events or trips, throughout the year. The International Student Society also runs an international ‘Buddy' scheme, assigning new international students to a ‘Buddy' or mentor from an older year.
New international students applying for housing in our halls of residence by 15 July are guaranteed a room in their first year. Less than a mile from St George's, our Horton Halls house nearly 500 students in self-catering, single study/bedroom units with en-suite facilities, and shared kitchen, dining and recreational areas. Free wireless internet access is available throughout. There are laundry facilities on-site, secure storage for over 200 bikes, everything is closely monitored by CCTV, and the reception/security desk is open 24 hours a day.
International Students' House
All our international students have free membership of this social, cultural and recreational centre in central London. Open all year round, it's a great place to meet people from other London universities in a safe, relaxed environment.
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