International Advice Service

Support for current international students and their families on a range of matters relating to immigration and practical guidance when living and studying in the UK

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The Team consists of International Student Adviser/Manager Susan Scott, International Student Adviser Matt Pawlowic, International Arrivals Coordinator Xuan Feng and IAS Administrator Gail Bankier.

We have produced a range of guides based on frequently asked questions, including:

  •  information on extending your visa
  • working after studies
  • visits for family and friends
  • living in the UK

If you need immigration advice or general guidance and support, please contact us by email and if you need an appointment, Matt or Susan will be happy to meet with you in person or online.

If you have private accommodation queries, email Xuan on

Please attend on time and bring any necessary documentation with you. If you are unable to attend, please inform us of this so that the appointment can go to another student.

You are also welcome to attend our drop-in sessions in the Global Room, Monday – Friday 11:00-13:00

We are here to help and support you with any questions you have.



The Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) is used by the UK Government to stop the spread of knowledge and skills that could be used in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction


A Graduate visa gives you permission to stay in the UK for at least 2 years after successfully completing a course in the UK.


If you are a UK Student visa holder and wish to travel to other European countries for a holiday you need to apply for a Schengen visa


Guidance for current students on applying to allow dependants, who are family or partners, to stay in the UK with the main Student visa holder during their studies.


Some criminals specifically target international students, often by making threatening phone calls, or sending intimidating emails or messages on social media to trick them into sending money or sharing personal information.


You'll need to make sure you have a bank account for coming to University. For UK students, this may mean changing to a student account or, for international students, setting up a UK based account.


If you have studied using a Tier 4 / Student visa there are several methods to work in the UK after the end of your course.


If you hold a Student visa you may be able to work while studying however you will need to check you are allowed. If you start to work in the UK you will also need to apply for a National Insurance Number.

Contact us

International Advice Service
Enquiry Centre
Campus Green
University of Dundee