Are you coming to the UK in pursuit of your education? Making such a big change can be difficult, especially if you don’t have help. Luckily, you have us to help. We bring you the best five tips to help make this transition easier.
Organize Your Student Visa
Since you’re an international student, you’ll most likely require a student visa to be able to study in the UK, although it depends on what country you’re coming from. For example, for nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland, they don't need to apply for a student visa. However, for all Non-EU citizens, it is absolutely necessary that they have a student visa.
Prepare for UK Life
Don't be too scared about settling into life in the UK since it is full of cultural diversity and you are sure to find many companions from your own country as well as other international students who are settling in and just as nervous as you are. There are individuals from all kinds of backgrounds, so you will surely fit in with like-minded people in no time.
Figure Out Your Accommodation
It's important that you figure out where you'll be living before you land in the UK. You usually will have two options regarding accommodation: university accommodation or renting a room on your own. Whichever one you choose, make sure all the relevant details are taken care of before you travel to the UK.
Get Health Insurance
As a general rule, health insurance is a must have when traveling abroad. And you won't just be traveling there; you'll be living there. This is why insurance is a must-have. Check with your current health insurance to see if it will cover anything while you are abroad. Otherwise, apply for insurance in the UK.
Open a Student Bank Account
Since you’ll be staying in the UK for a fairly long time for your education, it makes sense for you to set up a bank account there as soon as you can. A bank account will make everything much easier for you, from paying bills to keeping your money safe.
Good Luck for This New Beginning
With all these tips in mind, you’re good to go. Just remember to stay calm and collected, no matter what life throws at you, make the best of it.