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Moving to the UK

Need information and advice about moving to the UK once you have accepted your offer? This section is for you. Read our advice on visas, accommodations and life in the UK.

You can also join our free online course 'prepare to study and live in the UK' hosted on the FutureLearn website.

Preparing to live in the UK

Finding somewhere to live

There’s a wide variety of safe and modern accommodation on offer for students in the UK. Most universities and colleges have dedicated accommodation teams.

Cost of studying in the UK

Studying in the UK is good value for money. Find out how much you can expect to pay to study and live in the UK, and how to make the most of your budget.

Support while you study

Moving to the UK to study is exciting, but we know that getting settled into a new country can be daunting, too. Find out how and where to get support.

From our social channelsStudent stories, tips and advice on moving to the UK

Arriving in the UK

Stephanie, University of Falmouth

Stephanie talks about the support she's had when arriving in the UK, from sorting her student visa application to finding her way around campus.

Support while you study

Cost of living in the UK

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Trying to plan your budget for studying in the UK? Watch our video for everyday costs, from rent to gym memberships.

More on the cost of living and studying in the UK

Students' advice on moving to the UK

Melda, Turkey, and Vaiva, Lithuania

Watch for Melda and Vaiva's top tips, from choosing a university to finding somewhere to live and budgeting.

Finding accommodations

Arriving in the UK

Margarita, International Officer, University of Huddersfield

In this video, Margarita shares her advice on arriving and settling into the UK. From the preparations you can make before you arrive, to the support available at universities.

Support while you study

Getting to know your housemates

Study UK

Moving to a shared accommodation? This can be a great opportunity to make new friends. Here are our top tips for getting to know your new housemates.

POV: Moving to the UK

TJ, Film Arts, Bournemouth University

Follow TJ from airport to lecture hall as he makes the move from his native China to Bournemouth, in the south of England.

Latest information and advice

Covid-19: Information for international students

Visit this page for information on Covid-19 and the support available to international students.

Student visas

Most international students need a visa to study in the UK, which allows you to live and study in the UK throughout your course.

EU student advice

Information and advice for European students who are planning to study in the UK.

About the UK

From our ancient traditions to our modern and inclusive way of life, there's so much to love about the UK. Explore UK nations, food and culture.

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