Moving to the United Kingdom may be an exciting and overwhelming experience. It is a difficult journey, though, because there is a lot of change to deal with. Managing things on your own may sometimes be difficult. This post will relieve your tension and allow you to settle into your new country without worry. It will provide you with advice on what it’s like going to uni in a new country, how to get your student visa, and what legal paperwork you may need to enter the country.
Get A Student Visa
Before you go, make sure you have your student visa and any other papers or necessary information to enter the United Kingdom. You will need to apply for a visa if you are travelling to the UK as an international student, depending on the country you are from.
You will need the following documents to obtain a visa:
- Visa Application Form
- Bank Data
- Biometric Form
- Accommodation Documentation
- Travel Itinerary In Detail
- Results From Any Medical Testing
- Invitation Letter For A Visa
- Any Visa Costs Should Be Paid
- A Covid Test (if applicable)
You’ll find out if you have got your student visa in three weeks, and you can find out more here!
Some students coming to the United Kingdom are required to be vaccinated. Also, be examined to see if you are allergic to anything and keep the essential prescriptions on hand.
Make a plan for where you will live ahead of time. While many universities provide on-campus housing, it is always a good idea to look into other choices. You can apply for a variety of student housing alternatives, including external halls, houses, and apartments. Check out Facebook groups to see if any students are advertising a spare room at a house!
Apply For A Student Loan
Apply for a student loan before the time that you move to the United Kingdom. You can apply for your student loan on Student Finance England. The student loan will help you pay for your tuition and living expenses.
If you need to learn more about Student Finance England EU students should contact student finance services at 014 1243 570.
Open A New Bank Account
When you relocate to the United Kingdom, you need to create a new bank account. There are several student back account choices available to you. So do some research online to get the best student bank account for you.
Have A Budget
Make a weekly budget and make an effort to keep to it. This will save you time and ensure that you are not squandering money in the wrong places. A budget will keep you in check if you let your spending go out of hand. Whether you have money through a loan or savings, divide it into parts.
Know-How To Get Around
Make a point of getting to know your way about your student town or city. Also, when studying in aboard you should make an effort to travel throughout the country as often as possible if your finances allow.
If you are moving to the capital, make sure to get an oyster card. This is a travel pass or pay-as-you-go travel, that is used for several London transportation services. It is a convenient way that also saves you money.
Local buses, coaches, and train transportation are available across the rest of the United Kingdom. To save money and move about on your journey, buy a railcard or student travel card.
You may also use travel apps like CityMapper to assist you to navigate your new city or town!
Make a list of restaurants where you can eat out and all of your local supermarkets. Eating out might be pricey depending on where you go to university in the United Kingdom. So do your research to identify places that are affordable for students.
Experience Student Life
When you first arrive in the United Kingdom, the most essential thing you should do is immerse yourself in student life. There are several things you may do to maximise your time and experience. Be active, get connected with your university peers and immerse yourself in campus life. There are several things you may do to create new and lifelong friends, such as going to uni regularly, becoming active with society, joining a sports team, attending a student night, going to your student union, and visiting a freshers fair.
Read this short post to learn more ways about how to get involved at university.
Going to Uni in a New Country Requires Significant Adjustment
Don’t be concerned or upset if you haven’t adjusted fast to your new country. Moving or any other type of change takes time to settle in and adjust to. You will settle in and do this at your own pace, so enjoy each day as it comes. We are confident that you will have a fantastic experience in the United Kingdom.
We hope this post has given you some ideas for what you may do before and during your academic journey!