information for international students

Hello and Welcome!

We’re really excited to welcome you to the University of Birmingham and to our lovely city! 

You should be very proud of yourself for achieving the qualifications required to study here and being brave enough to leave friends and family to live in a different country.

If you have arrived before the start of term in September we have a whole support page dedicated to international pre-sessional students, please click here.

As an International student, you can also register to receive support from one of our ‘Global Buddies’ through Guild Advice. We offer a peer to peer service that provides informal support and guidance to help you engage in your community, meet people from other countries and fully integrate in University life. 

To get involved email us via globalbuddies@guild.bham.ac.uk or find all the information you need to apply here.

Useful Information

Travelling to another country for your studies can be a daunting moment. You will find useful information below for when you arrive in the UK.

Council Tax for Internationals;

This leaflet explains the rules that govern Council Tax liability for international students.

If you are in the UK as a Croatian National you must apply for a yellow registration certificate if you want to work whilst you’re a student in the UK. For further information click here 

Useful Contacts

UKCISA

UK Council for International Student Affairs provides free advice and information to overseas students.

ISAS

The International Students Advisory Service (ISAS) provides support and advice for prospective and current international students at the University.

UK Border Agency (UKBA)

For all Visa enquiries

British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

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Meet your officer team

Every year, a team of Officers are elected by YOU to help you get the best out of Birmingham. Each officer leads a different part of the Union on your behalf – click on their faces below to find out what they do and how to get in touch…

Ellie Keiller - Guild President
Shannon Farmer - Activities & Development Full Time Officer
Adam Goldstone - Education Full Time Officer
Kris Ali - Housing & Community Full Time Officer
Rose Bennett - Postgraduate Full Time Officer
Jess Levy - Representation & Resources Full Time Officer
Helena Bailey - Sports Full Time Officer
Henny Green - Welfare Full Time Officer

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