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International Students

Entry to the UK

At SOAS we have trained immigration and visa advisors to answer any questions you may have about obtaining entry clearance to the U.K.

Please e-mail all queries to welfare@soas.ac.uk and our visa advisor, John Hitchman, will be in touch with you as soon as possible. There is also detailed information on the Entry Clearance and Student Visas pages.

You may also find the following websites useful:

U.K. Visas - this is the official U.K. government website and provides advice and guidance on visa regulations and applications


The U.K. Council for International Student Affairs - this site provides advice and information to international students studying in the UK about visas, immigration, health, welfare, bank accounts and part-time work.


Education U.K. - the British Council's website with a visa FAQs section, plus information about funding and student life in the U.K.