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International Students


International Student Guide

Our International Student Guide provides practical pre-arrival and orientation information to help students coming from outside the UK plan their move to Cambridge. It includes guidance on travelling to Cambridge, opening a bank account, living in the UK and the University's support services. It also has a useful glossary of Cambridge terminology and provides some practical advice from current international students to help you settle in. The guide is currently being updated for 2020/21 and will be available on this page shortly.

Overseas Freshers' Events

A number of Alumni Groups host Freshers' Events around the world in August and September, enabling new students to hear about life in Cambridge from alumni as well as current students in their country of residence. There will also be the chance to meet other new students before arriving in the UK. These optional events are a great opportunity to prepare for university and make some friends before you arrive.

Tier 4 information

For students who have obtained a Tier 4 visa, the section on Responsibilities under Tier 4 includes information for when you first arrive in the UK, collecting your BRP after entry and police registration.