We are a stakeholder in the Education Sector Forum chaired by the Home Office. The Education Sector Policy Forum is the principle forum for discussions between Government and representatives of the UK education sector on the existing and future policy for international students within the immigration system
Our Student visas page on the Study UK website helps international students plan for their stay in the UK.
The latest policy guidance and visa application links are available from the UKVI website.
You can find all the publications mentioned on this page in the download section below.
Visas and immigration
The British Council works closely with the UK Visas and Immigration, the Home Office, UKCISA, the National Union of Students and other sponsors and partners. We are a stakeholder in the Education Sector Policy Forum and also a member of the Home Office Operational Group.
Immigration, pre-departure & orientation
We aim to help all international students have a positive experience in the UK. We do this by giving them guidance on preparing for a visa, preparing for coming to the UK and settling in safely once they arrive. For full details of our work in this area, please see the following web pages:
Study UK: Preparation for Study in the UK