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British Council

Friday 16 July 2021 -
19:00 to 20:30
This is a live event

Pre-departure Briefing for UK-bound students
Date: Friday 16 July 2021
Time: 7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. 
Register for this live webinar here

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 UK institutions for further studies.  

Once again, we will be hosting this event as a live webinar to enable more students and parents to join this crucial session. This briefing will provide students an opportunity to gather information and seek clarifications to ensure that they are well prepared for what will be an exciting and enriching time in the UK.  Representatives from the  British Council, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), the UK Singapore Students' Council (UKSSC), Singapore Global Network (SGN) and HSBC will share 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

Here are TWO exciting updates for you!

  • Covid-19 vaccine for international students: The Covid-19 vaccine is available to international students in the UK. Anybody aged 18 or over in the UK is eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination for free, regardless of their nationality or immigration status. Visit the NHS website for all the latest information.
  • The Graduate Route: The UK government has announced that international students will be eligible to apply for the Graduate Route (two year post-study visa) if they arrive in the UK by 27 September 2021. The latest guidance is also on the Study UK website.

 Programme - Pre-departure Briefing for UK-bound students 2021

Webinar Programme

Welcome and opening address
By British Council

Preparing for Study and Life in the UK 
By British Council

Student Visas for the UK 
By UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 

Being a Student in the UK 
By UK Singapore Students' Council (UKSSC) 

Keep Connected with Singapore
By Singapore Global Network

Opening a bank account and other finance services
By HSBC Bank (Singapore) Limited

Q&A Session

See also

HSBC's banking products and services
Banking is an important aspect of your overseas education. Your preparation can be hassle-free with the right support. With HSBC’s global network and connectivity, you will enjoy a comprehensive suite of banking facilities and benefits. For instance, you can bank internationally anytime, anywhere with $0 fee in 10 currencies with our Everyday Global Account and a suite of FX services. And with HSBC Premier Family, you can share your Premier benefits with your family.

- Does HSBC have a branch or ATM near my university in the UK?
- Can I open a UK bank account from Singapore?
- Can I enjoy free global transfers between my HSBC accounts and preferential FX rates

Contact HSBC today at or call Lee Guan Chung at +65 96437945.

Marsh StudySecure: Protection for your journey to excellence
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