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Preparing for the UK

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Find out more about Britain

GB Mag, an online magazine for international students, is a great way to learn about living and studying in the UK.

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Once you've received and accepted your offer of a place with us, there are a number of steps you need to take to ensure you can take up your place and begin your studies in the UK.

You'll also need to plan your travel to Birmingham, organise your accommodation, and prepare yourself for living and studying in the UK.

It's an exciting time, but you'll also need to be organised to ensure everything runs smoothly. These pages outline the main things you'll need to do while you're preparing to move to the UK and take up your place at Birmingham City University.

New int student
Getting your CAS

What next after your offer letter?
Getting your CAS >>

International Obtaining your Visa
Getting your visa

Latest advice and most up to date information.
Getting your visa >>

Online Enrolment
Online enrolment

What you'll need to do to enrol when you get here.
Online enrolment >>

Accommodation
Apply for accommodation

We'll help you with your accommodation options
Apply for accommodation >>

International Insurance and Medical
Insurance and medical

What you need to do for medical insurance
Insurance and medical >>

Meet and Greet
Arriving in the UK

We can meet you and take you to your accommodation
Arriving in the UK >>

Orientation
Welcome

Your introduction to living in the UK and studying at BCU
Welcome >>

Living in Birmingham
Living in Birmingham

How to get around and ideas for your stay here
Living in Birmingham >>