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International Students


Guides for International Students

Our International Student Guide provides practical pre-arrival and orientation information to help students coming from outside the UK prepare for their move to Cambridge. It includes guidance on living in the UK, a useful glossary of Cambridge terminology and information about University support services.

Our Finding Your Way to Cambridge Guide provides an overview of how to get to Cambridge from the main London airports usually used by students when travelling to the UK.

Our Opening a Bank Account Guide provides information on bank accounts in the UK and the process for opening an account in Cambridge.

Overseas Freshers' Events

Some overseas Alumni Groups will be hosting in-person and virtual Freshers' Events in August and September, enabling new students to hear from alumni as well as current students in their country of residence about their experiences of Cambridge. These optional events are a great opportunity to meet other new students before the start of term.

Coronavirus: Travel to the UK and Stay Safe

There are a number of measures in place when travelling to the UK to help against the spread of coronavirus. You are advised to read through the information on our travelling to the UK page which also links to the relevant Government webpages.

The Stay Safe information campaign outlines measures put together by the University and Colleges designed to keep students and staff safe, and minimise the spread of COVID-19.

Student visa information

For students who require a student visa for their studies at Cambridge, the section on Responsibilities on a student visa includes information for when you first arrive in the UK, collecting your BRP after entry and police registration.