International student support and guidance
Each year we welcome many international students to our central London campus, where you will make friends, gain workplace experience and live the London life.
To help you settle in and succeed as a Birkbeck student, we offer a range of support and advice, specifically designed for international students.
If you are not a citizen of the European Economic Area or Switzerland, you will usually need to obtain a visa for to study in the UK.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, or you would like to improve your English language skills before you start your course, we can support you.
Erasmus is a student exchange programme that gives you the opportunity to study abroad at some of the best universities in Europe.
You must report any changes if you’re in the UK and have either a biometric residence permit (BRP) or have applied for a BRP but haven’t had a decision yet.
International students fromare required to register with the police within 7 days of arriving in the UK.
If you want to remain in the UK to work after you have completed your studies, there are a number of visa options that may be available to you.