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We understand that moving to a new country to study is a big and exciting decision and we want to support you each step of the way to help you to settle into UK life. Our student support team are here to ensure that you can make the most of this exciting and rewarding opportunity in the UK and will be here from the beginning until the end to support you. Find out more about our language and entry requirements, courses to improve your English, visa guidance and events in your country below. If you have any questions, please email our international team.

More than 250 professionally-qualified lecturers with real life experience in practice and business, sharing their industry expertise and teaching real-world skills.

We have 17 locations in 15 cities across the UK, in Berlin and Hong Kong, all of which are close to thriving commercial centres, leading law firms and transport links.

With CampuSwitch we give you the opportunity to start your degree at one campus and then move to another to continue and complete your studies*
*Terms and conditions apply

You’ll feel at home with us

Moving to a new country to pursue your studies can be a daunting experience, however we will support you throughout the process and help you make the UK your home. The student support team will be by your side from day one so you're never alone on your journey.

We have more information on our language and entry requirements, courses to help improve your English, visa advice and events near you below.

Alternatively you can email our international team for more guidance.

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Welcome to 52avav: Pre-Departure, Arrival & Your First Week

To help you on your journey to the UK and transition onto your course smoothly, please find below information on what to prepare before your departure, the airport meet & greet service available to you, and what you need to know about your first week at 52avav as an International Student.

Pre-departure guide

Prepare to study and live in the UK with our pre-departure guide. This includes information about visas and advice about accommodation, what to pack, healthcare and settling in.

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Airport Meet and Greet

The next meet & greet service dates will be published in the spring of 2024. Please check out our current Airport Taxi Fare.

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For more information about our course fees and how to make a payment, please refer to the relevant course pages below.

International students at our Business School

At ULBS you can study undergraduate and postgraduate courses online, in 5 UK locations and internationally in Berlin and Hong Kong. Voted No. 1 University in England in 2021 for Student satisfaction, and with a 94% employability record, we are here to support your ambitions and set you up for success.


International student support

Our student support team will be here to support you from the beginning and throughout your course.

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Our campuses provide professional learning environments and fully-resourced facilities.

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52avav English Test (ULET)

ULET has been developed to evaluate your level of English for undergraduate or postgraduate study. It is accepted by our University as proof of your English level. It also meets the visa requirements for the UK Visa Immigration (UKVI).

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International Scholarships and Bursaries

52avav is committed to helping our International students. As part of our ongoing dedication to giving students every possible opportunity to succeed, you may be eligible for one of our scholarships or bursaries to help fund your studies.

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Detailed information on whether you will need a visa to study at 52avav, the type of visa you will require and how to make an application. There is also information about the support available to you from the University and how to receive a Confirmation for Acceptance of Studies (CAS) if you require a Student Route visa.

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We have a growing global alumni network, including notable alumni and ambassadors from all around the world. Find out more about the support and discounts we provide.

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We are here to support you every step of the way. Take advantage of our International offers and schemes.

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Find out what studying with us is really like from the people who know us best, our students.

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We have a growing global alumni network, including notable alumni and ambassadors from all around the world. Find out more about the support and discounts we provide.

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Browse our undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can International students work in the UK?

International students in the UK can work up to 20 hours maximum per week during term-time and full-time during holiday breaks. However, there are a few restrictions and conditions you need to follow to be able to work.

Can International students take a GAP year?

International undergraduate diploma students can take a GAP year in the UK. You will need to check with your Visa application and UK immigration if any issues are taking a GAP year during your studies.

Can I do an internship on a Tier 4 student visa?

If you have a Tier 4 student visa, you cannot interrupt your studies and take a work placement or internship. You will need to look for alternative immigration permission to allow you to undertake work in the UK.

Can international students apply for apprenticeships in the UK?

International students can apply for apprenticeship in the UK as long as it doesn’t exceed the allowed time work in the terms and conditions of their visas.