If you are an international student studying in the UK for the first time, there are some things that you will want to know. Studying abroad can be both rewarding and stressful at the same time. You get the chance to meet new people, learn new languages and cultures and become a part of the academic life in a foreign country. For many international students, this can be an opportunity of a lifetime and as long as you research your destination and follow some simple tips, you will have an experience to remember.
To find out everything you need to know about studying abroad, keep reading as StudentFM has created this useful guide, 6 Things International Students Should Know When Studying Abroad.
For the most part, if you are attending university in the UK and you are from a country within the European Economic Area (EEA), you do not require a visa. If you are from a country outside the EEA, you will need a tier 4 visa for the duration of your studies in the UK.
If it is your first year of university, you will want to choose student accommodations from a good student facility service. StudentFM provides a wide range of affordable, all-inclusive student accommodations for international students. They specialise in hosting international students and host thousands of students every year. StudentFM staffs their developments with trained, multi-lingual professionals who are committed to the students’ academic success.
Safety is a big concern for all students, especially international students as they are unfamiliar with their new home. StudentFM ensures the safety of every student in their student accommodations and provides some helpful tips and advice that are location specific and that will help to keep you safe. The number for immediate emergency response in the UK is 999 and that is something you will want to remember.
Studying abroad can cost a lot of money and if you are an international student on a budget, you will want to make sure that you adhere to your budget as closely as possible. The UK offers a wide range of free and discounted programs for students. From free admission to museums and art galleries, to discounted rates on transportation, accommodations and more. You will want to open a bank account in the UK to ensure that you have a safe place to keep your money and easy access to it when needed.
Working in the UK
International students are able to work most jobs in the UK. To find a job upon arrival, be sure to speak to your student ambassador or a StudentFM representative right away. They will help you find a job that is close to campus and that meets your needs and abilities.
If you are an international student from outside of the European Union, you will need to obtain health insurance. You will also want to find a General Practitioner doctor and register with them. You will see them for all of your general healthcare needs.
If you are an international student studying abroad, contact StudentFM now to book your room today. Our team of student accommodation experts will answer your questions and help you find the right accommodations for your needs.
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