UKCISA is the UK Council for International Student Affairs and their website is a brilliant resource for international students. They provide tons of information for students thinking of coming to the UK to study or for students already studying here. Plus they have some useful sections on working, culture shock, fees, accommodation, opening a bank account, registering with a doctor and much more. They also have a student advice line which you can call, if you’re unable to speak to us or would rather speak to an adviser outside the University.

The Home Office is responsible for immigration in the UK, if you are coming to the UK to study and you are applying for a Tier 4 Visa from the Home office. Their website is home to all the application forms, immigration rules, policy guidance and other important information about the rules you must adhere to when studying here. It can be a little difficult to find what you’re looking for on their website as there is so much information available.

The British Council have step-by-step advice if you are experiencing Culture Shock developed by university staff and students in the UK.

Lincoln is a safe and welcoming city. But, like anywhere else, there are some simple things you can do to make sure you and your belongings stay safe and secure while you are living here, read the British Council Safety First guide for more information.

This guide aims to help you settle into life in Lincoln as easily as possible. It covers a range of areas including collecting your visa, registering with the police, things to do in Lincoln, opening a bank account and enrolment amongst many other things.

The website for the Lincolnshire Police service is where you will find information about the police station in Lincoln.

This website includes a Health A-Z, tips on living well and information about services near you.

The English Language Centre (ELC) provides a range of support for all of University of Lincoln international students. The ELC services are designed to help students to improve in all areas of their English language and academic study skills.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for you can attend the International Advice Drop-in (Monday-Friday, 12pm-2pm) and we’ll try to help you further, if you can’t attend please email internationaladvice@lincoln.ac.uk.