Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

international students - archive



Before arriving

Prepare for Success link to external website
A new interactive resource to help students discover what British academic culture and life is like, and what kind of academic skills they will need for effective study. The multimedia resource also provides considerable scope for improving English language skills.

International Student Calculator
An online calculator to help international students plan and manage their finances for studies in the UK, from the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) and UNIAID, with funding from the Prime Minister's Initiative.
International Student Calculator link to external website

Education UK link to external website
Wide range of useful information from the British Council on studying in the UK, including immigration and entry requirements, health and safety, accommodation and travel.

UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) link to external website
Provides information on living and studying in the UK, immigration and visas, fees and funding, and working in the UK while studying.

Africa Educational Trust link to external website
As well as its Emergency Small Grants scheme (see below), it is also collaborating with the University College London (UCL) in a scheme to enable students from Africa, who are financially unable to study in the UK, to pursue undergraduate studies at UCL.

In the UK

Once here, international students may want to make contact with one or more of the following organisations:

Educational Grants Advisory Service link to external website
This is a service only for students living in UK or EU at time of their application.

Africa Educational Trust link to external website
Runs an Emergency Small Grants scheme for students who have come from Africa on a Student Visa and are already studying in the UK.

Host link to external website
Working with international students in UK institutions to give them a day or weekend visit in a British home.

Friends International link to external website
Building links between Christians and international students in UK. 

Student Christian Movement link to external website
SCM is a network for Christian students in the UK which publishes Movement magazine.

National Union of Students link to external website
A voluntary membership organisation with local student representative organisations in colleges and universities throughout the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. NUS is one of the largest student organisations in the world.

Other links

British Council link to external website
UK's international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.

World Council of Churches link to external website 
Brings together 349 churches, denominations and church fellowships in more than 110 countries and territories throughout the world.

Christians Aware link to external website
An international and ecumenical movement aiming to develop multi-cultural understanding, and promoting international visits and exchanges between Christians in the UK and churches around the world.

Inter Faith Network for the UK link to external website
Links organisations and works with them to promote mutual respect and understanding between the faith communities in the UK.

INFORM link to external website
An independent charity, founded in 1988 with the support of the UK Home Office, and is funded by a number of the mainline churches in the UK. INFORM strives to provide accurate information about new religious movements.

Immigration Advisory Service link to external website
Charity providing representation and advice in immigration and asylum law.


Two international students in front of the London Eye
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