Information for international students


We'd like to welcome our students from all over the world!

Tier 4 Student visa requirements

Once you arrive in the UK , the ‘UK Visas and Immigration’ (UKVI) requires you to complete the second part of the registration process in person.

You will need to bring the following with you to register:

  1. Your passport
  2. Your 30-day entry visa
  3. Your original academic qualification certificates - not copies.

Don't forget to...

  • Visit our Planning your travel pages for information about how to plan for your arrival, airport pickups and the orientation programme.
  • Go to our iCentre (Cambridge – Ground Floor Lord Ashcroft Building; Chelmsford – Ground Floor Marconi Building) with your passport and 30-day entry visa. Until we have scanned of your passport and visa your registration will not be complete.
  • Collect your Biometric Residence Permit card (your new visa) which must be collected within ten days of your arrival in the UK.

There is a lot of support and help available to international students. Find out more from our International Student Advice Service.