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International Student Advisory Service

The International Student Advisory Service provide a dedicated service for international students on non-academic and welfare matters such as immigration and adjusting to life in Northern Ireland.

Our highly experienced and professional team specialise in UK student immigration advice and can support you with wide range of immigration-related matters.

This includes:

  • Student Visa applications
  • The Graduate Route Visa - applications and issues
  • Visa curtailment (cancellation of your visa by UKVI)
  • Lost passports and Biometric Residence Permits (BRP's)
  • Studying in the UK with Visitor status
  • Visit visas for family and friends to visit you in the UK
  • Changes to your programme of study
  • Post-study work visa options (UK work visas)
  • Schengen visas and other visas related to travelling
  • Collecting your BRP

Non-immigration support is also available providing advice related to living and learning in Northern Ireland.  We also organise the University's International Student Orientation programmes and coordinate events for international students throughout the year.  The team can give you advice and support on the follow non-immigration areas:

  • Online Enrolment and Registration
  • Opening a Bank Account
  • GP & Dentist Registration
  • Exploring the UK
  • Finding Part-time work
  • Making friends
  • Buddy Scheme
  • Advice on Academic English Support
  • Travel to campus
  • Private Accommodation

Accessing the Service

If you have a general query you can:

  • Phone the team on  02895 367030
  • Book an individual appointment if you have a more complex question as detailed below
  • You can email the team directly

We will also be available at our weekly Coffee and Chat sessions, these are an informal drop-in on each campus.

If you have an urgent query and need to speak with a member of the team please phone us on 02895 367030 or email us to arrange a same or next day appointment.  You can request a face-to-face appointment on campus, or an online meeting.