Arriving and living in the UK

The International Student Advice team understand that as an international student coming to study in the UK, there will many things you need to do when you first arrive and information you'll need to settle in. In this section, we hope to provide you with the guidance you need to be able to adjust to life in the UK.

You will find important information for when you first arrive, such as how to register with a doctor (GP) and how to open a bank account.

You will also find information on living in the UK, for example, healthcare advice and travel information, as well as signposting links that you may find useful.

Faq Items

National Insurance Numbers (NINo)

Healthcare in the UK

Registering with a GP (doctor) and dentist

Opening a UK bank account

Council tax information

Driving in the UK

Travelling during studies - Schengen visas

Travel to Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

Travel safety advice

Frauds and Scams