In this section you will find information about:
- visas and immigration
- applying for a Tier 4 visa from inside of the UK or outside of the UK
- settling into UK life and working in the UK.
You will also find out about the advice and help available to you from the International Student Support Service based in the Newton building on the City Campus.
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Important: changes to the immigration rules from 24 November 2016
The immigration rules were updated recently and some of the changes can affect international students. Please read our guidance for further information.
Updated information for Tier 4 students who need to apply for a visa extension to complete their current course
Following recent changes to the Tier 4 regulations on academic progression, students who need to extend their tier 4 visa to complete their current course may no longer be eligible to make their visa application in the UK and may have to return home and apply from overseas. Please read our guidance for more details.
Telephone frauds and scams
Universities have been made aware that there is a telephone scam in operation which is targeting international students.
If you receive a telephone call from someone who claims they work for the Home Office, it could be a scam. Scammers target international students by pretending to be from the Home Office and demanding money or payment for a fine related to an immigration problem. Get information and advice on how to deal with this.