The prospect of studying abroad is an exciting opportunity. As an international student, our support services teams are here to help you every step of the way.

Download our International Student Guide for full information on how we can support you.

International Student Guide

Pre-Arrival Support

  • Information for your visa application and UK immigration
  • Guidance about living in the UK, culture and local area information
  • Preparing to study at a UK university – access to free online pre-entry Head Start course designed to help you develop your academic skills
  • Detailed information about accommodation available on campus
  • Travel information guidance including airport information and making your way to your university campus

On-Arrival Support

  • Full induction programme into your university campus, course and local area
  • Information about registering with a doctor and accessing health services
  • Access to a Cumbria Mentor – a current university student who can help you settle into university life and study
  • International Coordinators who will help you with practical matters
  • Welcome events where you will meet other international and UK students
  • Guidance for tier 4 students

On-Course Support

  • Access to all university student services including money advice, counselling, disability, careers and study support
  • Opportunities for organised visits to local places of interest such as the Lake District and Manchester Christmas markets
  • Opportunities to meet other international and home students through campus-based events
  • International Coordinators who can help you with queries you may have as you progress through your course

Progression and Employment

  • Advice about the amount of paid or voluntary work you can undertake under your visa approval
  • Information about opportunities for further study or employment on completion of your course
  • Guidance on visa extensions and in country visa applications

For more information, please contact our International Team by calling +44 (0)1524 590891, or send us an email.