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International students

We're proud that our open, friendly community includes over 180 international students from more than 45 different countries.

Studying abroad can be challenging. We work very closely with the University's International Student Office to support our overseas students and make sure they have a great experience studying at Jesus College.

International Student Guide

You can find a lot of useful information and detailed advice on the University International Students website and in the International Student Guide, which is updated every year with everything you need to know before, during, and after applying to Cambridge.

Both of these resources offer practical information and tips on coming to live and study in Cambridge from an international student perspective. 

Arrival information

Entering the UK

If you are not a UK or Irish national you will need to apply for a student visa and for certain subjects an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate too.

Once your visa and ATAS applications have been approved, you'll be issued with an entry permit allowing you to travel to the UK. 

If appropriate to you, you will then you'll need to pick up your visa, in the form of a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), when you get to Cambridge. EEA and Swiss nationals will be issued a digital immigration status in place of a BRP card.

The University is required to keep copies of your up-to-date immigration documents on your student record. As such, you will be asked to bring in to the Tutorial Department the appropriate documents for you at the beginning of your course for checking and scanning. If you renew or change these documents during your course, you will also need to bring in the new documents for checking and scanning.

Immigration health surcharge

To access the National Health Service (NHS) free of charge while you're in the UK, you need to pay an immigration health surcharge with your visa application.

Welcome events

There are also Welcome to Cambridge events which take place around the world over the summer, organised by the University’s volunteer alumni groups. There are more than 440 groups all over the world.

If you'd like any more information about studying at Jesus College as a postgraduate student please call us on +44 (0)1223 339421 or email graduate-tutor@jesus.cam.ac.uk.

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