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International students

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.

  • Welcome to our International students

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.

Contact us

Tel: 020 8411 4507 
Email: intadvice@mdx.ac.uk
Book an appointment

Speak to our International Student Advisor
Chrisy Savva

Email: C.savva@mdx.ac.uk
Tel: 0208 411 5422

Speak to our Chinese Student Liaison Officer
Email: e.ngui@mdx.ac.uk 
WeChat: ellismdx (include your name and student number with your friend request)

  • Need to know before you arrive

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.

UK health services

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.

Understand your healthcare in the UK

EU Settlement Scheme

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.

Find out more and see if you're eligible

  • Graduate Route Visa

The Graduate route is a visa for international students in the UK who want to work or look for work following the successful completion of their degree at Undergraduate level or above. Please visit the Graduate Visa webpage on the UK Government website for further information and eligibility.

The International Student Advice Team will be holding graduate route presentations twice monthly from September.  Please check on Unihub for dates and times.

Book into a Graduate Route Workshop

Graduate route presentation

On arrival in the UK >

Welcome to the UK! We recommend reading this page for more information on finding a GP, registering with the police, and opening a bank account. You can also find important information about your Biometric Residential Permit and passport, and what to do if you lose either.

  • Settling in to MDX


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.

Useful links

The following organisations specialise in International student affairs:

Your Student route (formerly tier 4) visa

The Student route visa is required for studying in the UK. Check this page if you need to update your details, withdraw from your course or if you want to work during your studies.

Learn more about your visa

After your studies >

Our support for our International students continues even after you graduate. Find out how we can help you after your studies.

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