Living in the UK
This section provides information about a wide range of issues affecting daily life in the UK, including accommodation, daycare and schooling for children, family benefits, finance, healthcare, politics, society travel and leisure. This information can also be found in "The guide for international researchers moving to the UK."
Find out about health insurance, healthcare, and who to contact in case of a medical problem.
Are you planning to bring your family with you, or to start a family in the UK? Find out about pregnancy and maternity rights, childcare, schools, and family rights.
Find out about the different types of accommodation in the UK, and costs that you may encounter.
The UK welcomes scientists and students from all over the world to study and work at UK institutions. Depending on where you come from, and your plans, you may need a visa to enter the UK.
Use our checklists for the most important steps you should take before and after arriving in the UK.
See how to open a bank account in the UK, currency exchange rates and ways to pay bills. This section also has information about the different types of insurance.
Find out about UK society and politics, and whether you are eligible to vote in elections.
Find out about UK social security and pensions.
Advice and information on legal issues.
Find out whether you need to pay tax in the UK and at what level.