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International Students


Even as you are studying, you will start thinking of the next steps; whether to continue with studying, seek work, set up a business, travel or leave the UK.

Developing your skills

The University's skills portal helps you make the most of Cambridge and prepare for your future by enhancing and developing your skills to improve your future prospects whether you want to continue studying, enter employment or set up your own business.

Career opportunities

The University has specialist teams who can provide information on some of these areas, such as the Careers Service for work opportunities and Cambridge Enterprise for business development.

Immigration considerations

Information for students on a Student/Tier 4 visa as they approach the end of their course is outlined at Finishing your studies.

Planning to leave

If you plan to leave Cambridge after you complete your studies, you need to consider making practical arrangements. For example:

  • Finalise any bills, arrange return of deposits, cancel any standing orders or direct debits
  • Notify people about your departure (e.g. College, Faculty, doctor, dentist)
  • Arrange redirection of your mail

If you are returning to your home country or relocating, you will need to:

  • Consider how to move your goods; does your airline impose any weight or size limits; who will you use, what services do they offer, what are their insurance arrangements
  • Consider whether you can pass on any items to colleagues or charity shops
  • Book your travel, to obtain best deal
  • Find new accommodation

You should also prepare yourself to readjust to your new surroundings. Even if you are returning to your home country it is not unusual to find you need time to adjust.

Stay connected to Cambridge


Take advantage of discounts, access to online resources and an alumni email address – all for free. Your official CAMCard and email address instantly identifies you as a member of the University’s alumni community.


The alumni magazine and regular emails provide food for thought and exciting opportunities. Sign up online to receive monthly emails and termly CAM magazines.


Show your Light Blue colours with official alumni merchandise. The exclusive range includes great gifts for the home, office and special occasions.


Support the University and global alumni community, from e-mentoring students to helping at events. Volunteering can be a rewarding way to share your knowledge and skills with the Cambridge community.

Stay connected

Cambridge has a ready-made network of 230,000 alumni and 450 Alumni Groups based on geography, interest and College affiliation. Wherever you live or are travelling, it couldn’t be easier to find and contact the local Alumni Group.

Find out more online