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International student support

Moving to the UK to study is a big step. It's likely that you will need some advice and support before you arrive, and when you're here.

The University of Bradford will assist and support you throughout the process of your Student visa application and will continue to support you during your time with us. This can include matters concerning your visa, your general welfare, or your studies. Whatever you need, we can help.

Before you're here

Before you leave home, you will need to apply for a visa to study in the UK. Our International Student Support team can help with making your visa application and support you throughout the process.

You should also secure a place to live before you arrive, make travel plans, arrange your pick-up from the airport, and procure childcare if you’re bringing your family. This is covered in our Moving to Bradford section.

It’s also good to be aware of what you will need to do once you’re here. This includes opening a bank account, registering with the health service, and completing your online pre-enrolment. Our Living in Bradford section can help with this.

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Our International Student Support team can help throughout the visa application process.

What to do before you’re here, including finding a place to live and getting to the UK.

On-campus support

Once you’re here, we can support you to get the most out of university life, and to be your best self.

You can also join our International Students Facebook Group for up-to-date information about events going on in the university and opportunities to meet other international students.

Information  for current students can be found on our Sharepoint site, including the Welcome and Orientation Programme. You will need to log-in to access these links.

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How we can support your professional development and build your academic skills.

Our language centre offers English language support to international students, home students, staff, and the wider community.

The International Study Centre is a friendly, supportive space for study, cross-cultural interaction, and language learning.