Prepare for your life as a student in the UK
Prepare for life as a student in the UK  ©

British Council

Friday 05 August 2022 -
19:00 to 20:30
Webinar is in Singapore Time

Live Webinar: Pre-departure Briefing for UK-bound students 

The Pre-departure Briefing is an annual event organised by the British Council in order to provide essential information to all students who have received an offer from a UK institution for further studies.  

Representatives from the British Council, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), the UK-Singapore Students' Council (UKSSC) and Singapore Global Network (SGN) will share useful information on:  

  • preparation for travel, including finances, bank accounts and insurance matters 
  • the visa application process  
  • what to expect when you arrive in the UK 
  • life as a student in the UK 
  • connecting with fellow Singaporeans in the UK, on and off campus
A warm welcome is waiting for you in the UK
We want you to feel welcome and at ease when you arrive in the UK, and would like to reassure all international students that UK universities are looking forward to welcoming you. 
  1. The NHS 
    The UK's National Health Service (NHS) is one of the world’s most advanced healthcare systems offering safe and modern treatment, and is available to all international students. As part of your student visa application, you will be paying for the Immigration Health Surcharge, which will give you access to NHS services without further charges (subject to a few exceptions). Find out more about this here.
  2. UK Border Control
    Ensure that you are aware of the latest border regulations that have been put in place by the UK government when you make your departure plans. Find out more about arrival procedures here.

    See also
    UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
    Applying for your UK Visa is easy. For more information on the visa application process and the Graduate route for post-study work, visit GOV.UK.

    The United Kingdom - Singapore Students' Council (UKSSC)
    The United Kingdom - Singapore Students' Council  (UKSSC) is a non-profit, student-led organisation which represents the interests of Singaporean students studying in UK universities. 
    To keep yourself up-to-date with upcoming news and events, visit their Facebook and Instagram pages (@TheUKSSC) or visit their website here.

    The Singapore Global Network (SGN)
    The Singapore Global Network is passionate about building connections with and creating opportunities for Singaporeans all over the world. As a community, SGN aims to grow Singapore’s overseas networks by building meaningful and lasting relationships with family and friends across the globe. For more information, visit their website.