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International Student Support

We are dedicated to the welfare of international students.

Our International Student Support service provides international students with guidance and information on a wide range of non-academic matters, including:

  • daily life in the UK
  • welfare and financial matters
  • support for students with families
  • student immigration matters:
    • support with Tier 4 student (& dependant) visa extension applications
    • employment regulations for international students when studying
    • implications of making a change to study (e.g. withdrawal, Interruption of Study Transfer)
    • post study work visa options available to international students.


We offer pre-bookable appointments and at least one on-the-day appointment for any urgent unexpected issues. We also run a daily drop in service between 14:00 - 16:00 for general enquiries.


  • issuing student ID cards for international students
  • induction events and activities to help international students settle in to life at Cardiff University and the UK more generally
  • organisation of other activities of interest to international students such as an annual Global Week, which involves a series of social activities.

Contact us

International Student Support enquiries