Information for new international students
We are proud to invite students from across the world to our base in London, and also to deliver education across the globe in different settings
At the Tavistock and Portman we welcome students from around the globe. If you are joining us for study this year, you may have some queries relating to study and your residence.
Student visas and travel
Information on student visas
Fees for international students
Information and support about fees for international students
Information about studying abroad
UK Council for International Student Affairs: https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/
British Council: https://www.britishcouncil.org/
International Student: Study in the UK Guide for International Students
Banking in the UK
Banks in the UK are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and must operate in accordance with their requirements and those of the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group. They also have their own policies and procedures to follow and will carry out relevant checks to decide what account you may be eligible to open. If you are not able to open an account with your first choice of bank, we recommend you try elsewhere. Unfortunately, the Trust does not have any influence over a bank’s decision.
The FCA have some useful information for consumers about opening a bank account in the UK. UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) also produce helpful information for students about opening a bank account.
Shopping in the UK
There are many local independent shops where you can buy food in London. The big food chain stores in the UK are: Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, ASDA, Lidl, Aldi
There are various places to purchase essential items for your new room or accommodation. Below is a list of places you can find bed linen, towels, furniture, kitchen utensils etc. Argos, IKEA, Tiger, John Lewis
Check out this website for ideas about places to buy clothing.
The website My Supermarket helps you find the best deals on products from across four major supermarkets.
Restaurants and eating out
Restaurants & Cafes in London – Time Out London
The 10 Best London Restaurants – TripAdvisor
Top 10 budget restaurants and cafes in central London | Travel | The Guardian
London + UK Restaurant + Venue Guide | SquareMeal
Support and wellbeing
UK Department of Health: UK Department of Health Overseas
London Nightline: UK Department of Health Overseas
The Samaritans: https://www.samaritans.org/
Save the Student: https://www.savethestudent.org/
Bright Knowledge: https://www.brightknowledge.org/
Whether you study with us for five hours or five years, we will ensure that your time spent with us is academically and socially engaging and worthwhile.