The International Advising Team at St George's recognises that studying in the UK can be both an exciting and daunting experience. Our services are designed to make your study abroad experience as easy and enjoyable as possible, from application all the way through to graduation.

We provide support and guidance on a wide range of non-academic matters including:

Immigration and visa advice: we guide non-EEA students through the Tier 4 student visa process (this includes issuing the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) and checking the application and supporting documentation). We also advise on: employment regulations, protecting your immigration status and traveling around Europe.

Pre-arrival support: we send all our international students a Pre Departure Guide which contains lots of helpful information from what to pack through to how to book a cab from the airport. In addition, we facilitate an International Buddy Scheme where future students are matched up with current students, who then communicate, usually via email, in the time leading up to the start of the course.

Orientation: we organise specific events for international students as part of the university's induction this includes a boat tour of London, a welcome lunch and workshop on topics such as opening a UK bank account, registering with a doctor, culture shock, travelling inside and outside London.

Social Programme: together with the International Student Society we organise social events throughout the year including international lunches, ice skating, Chinese New Year Dinner and end of year BBQ.

Ongoing support: we are available by email, phone or in person to assist international students throughout their studies including discussing the implications of making a change to study (e.g. withdrawal, interruption of study, transfer) and post study work visa options

If we can't help we can direct you to the most relevant person that can. We are dedicated to the welfare of our international students .


Elizabeth Witter Senior Compliance Officer

Gabrielle Baldauf-Good International Support and Compliance Officer

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“ In a recent survey, 92% of international students rated their overall interactions with the International Advising Team as either good or excellent.” (ARRIVAL SURVEY, 2018 )

Last Updated: Thursday, 20 December 2018 15:29