International Postgraduates in the UK

Visa and employment conditions for overseas students

You need to get your visa sorted as early as possible.

Advice for International Students

Read more advice for overseas students studying in the UK.

You will need to show that you can study in the UK without needing access to public funds.

Funding options

Students on Tier 4 Visas have the right to work for up to 20 hours a week, part-time.

International students should investigate funding opportunities in their own country first. At the same time they should contact the British Council office.

As an overseas student, you are unlikely to be offered funding in the form of a teaching or research assistantships from your university, especially for a taught postgraduate course.

English Language Courses

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