International Student Team
The International Student Team provides specialist support to students who come to study at Cambridge from outside the UK. The team offers a visa advice service and provides practical guidance on coming to live and study in Cambridge from an international student perspective, including orientation sessions at the beginning of each term for new international students. The team also maintains the 'International Students' website so can be contacted for any queries about its content.
Information on the undergraduate courses available, entry requirements, course costs and funding opportunities, application procedures and deadlines, and student stories are at undergraduate study.
Prospective graduate students will find detailed information on the courses available, entry requirements, course costs and funding opportunities, application procedures and deadlines at Graduate Admissions. From here you can link to Graduate School, Faculty and Department information.
If you are applying for other courses (see Types of Study), you should contact that provider if you require further information about the application and admissions procedure.
If you have any special requirements, it is helpful to declare these and then discuss with your College and Faculty/department. If you are a disabled student, you may wish to access the Disability Resource Centre or if you required childcare support you may review the Childcare Office information.
Most students have an academic supervisor and a pastoral tutor. These are very helpful sources of information and support. If they cannot provide the detail information or support you require, they will know who to refer you. For example, they may refer you to health care professionals, supporters of disabled students, Student Union representatives and the International Student Team.
Students undertaking short courses and who do not have College affiliation will have different arrangements. You should seek clarification on the support available to you from the institution providing your study.
The Cambridge students webpages provide detailed information on Cambridge life, your course, resources available to you, further information on fees and funding and specialist support providers. These pages link to the Student Registry web pages, which describe the procedures you need to follow to, for example, maintain your student records, apply to change your study, information relating to examinations.
External providers of information
The collegiate University is a member of the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA), the national advisory body for international students in the UK. UKCISA provides information and telephone support to students from when you are planning and preparing to come to study through to moving on from your studies. UKCISA provides clear, detailed and current information on visas, fees, cost of living, practical concerns (such as housing, healthcare, council tax).
The British Council provides practical guidance for international students on living and studying in the UK.
The Home Office is the source of information on all aspects of immigration.