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We want you to comfortably settle into student life. So, we'll help you understand what to prepare, from managing your finances to applying to universities across the world. You'll be ready for your new adventure studying abroad in no time.

Student checklists

Visas, health insurance, accommodation and bank accounts. Every country has its own requirements. Worried that you might forget to do something before you move? We've created a series of student checklists to get your started on your study abroad.

Featured articles

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The world of higher education is changing to bridge a 'skills gap'. But are students ready for that transition?

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Decided where in the world you want to study? Comparing these 4 countries may help you choose your school now.

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A flexible and diverse learning environment are among the things you'll appreciate.

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With over 100 museums, 1,700 parks and good schools in every borough, New York continues to be a top destination to study.

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Over 1 million international students study in the US every year. Find out what their favourite states are.

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Read our tips to find out what to do once you arrive in your new country.

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Manage your money overseas with our helpful checklist.

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Unsure about moving? Here's why an international education could be right for you.

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Advice and guidance for international students and parents who have been affected by COVID-19.

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See what apps people are using for chatting, tipping, banking or packing.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Learn more about the overseas account opening process, documents you may need and any fees.

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