Here you will find next steps after you arrive in the UK, how to renew your Student route (formerly tier 4) visa and understand the rules around working and studying in the UK.
Our International Student Advice team is here to help you with any issues related to your immigration status during your time at MDX. We can also support you and offer guidance if your circumstances change or any difficulties arise relating to your Student route (formerly tier 4) visa.
Our advisers provide a non-judgemental and strictly confidential service. This means that we will not discuss any of the details of your visit, unless you give us permission to do so.
We offer both online and printed information as well as one-to-one support through appointments.
We run a free check and send service for current students and weekly visa workshops to assist you in filling out the online application form to either extend or renew your visa.
We also provide information about your responsibilities as a Student route (formerly tier 4) visa holder at Middlesex.
Coming to the UK and beginning your studies at MDX is an exciting time and we want to make sure that you arrive fully prepared. This means not only are you ready for your course but you have considered your health and wellbeing too.
Getting access to healthcare services in the UK can be dependant on the length of your course and the country you're arriving from. It's important that you understand what your eligible for so that as soon as you touch down in the UK, you know what's available if you ever need help.
Before you arrive, you'll need to ensure that your vaccinations are up to date, that you've spoken to your doctor if you have an ongoing health condition or take regular medications, and be aware of how and when to contact UK healthcare services.
The EU Settlement Scheme offers you an opportunity to protect your residence and continue to study and work in the UK. It also allows you to apply for either Pre-Settled or Settled Status.
After the excitement of the first few days or weeks has worn off, you may find yourself feeling homesick.
Being away from home for the first time can be difficult and as an international student you will have additional worries such as getting used to different customs and communicating in a foreign language. You may start to feel anxious, frustrated, disappointed and lonely.
If you have any problems or feel lonely, there are various people you can talk to:
More information can be found on our Counselling page.
The following organisations specialise in International student affairs:
We have created a number of information guides covering a wide range of subjects:
The International Student Advice Team are hosting a presentation for students whose visas are expiring in the next few months on the 2-year graduate route visa.
You can view the Graduate Route Presentation online.