Welcome to our international students

We would like to welcome you to the London Met community so you can settle into university life and prepare for your studies.

We'll be running orientation activities for our new international students on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 September. All events on the Thursday will take place in person. The sessions will then be repeated online on the Friday – with the added opportunity to explore the capital on a London sightseeing tour, which will be in person. Take a look at what's on:

10.30am – Aldgate campus tour

1pm to 1.30pm – Welcome to London Met

The International Recruitment team will give you a warm welcome to the University and go through the sessions for the day ahead.

1.30pm to 2pm – Life in London

Hear some top tips about starting your student life in London.

2pm to 2.30pm – Introduction to International Student House

International Students House (ISH) is a residential, social and cultural centre for international and British students in central London.

2.30pm to 3pm – Break

3pm to 3.30pm – Students’ Union welcome

Find out what services are provided by your Students’ Union and how you can get involved with sports and societies.

3.30pm to 4pm – Student support services

Get information on the range of student services we can provide you with at every stage of your university journey.

4pm to 4.30pm – Break 

4.30pm to 5pm – Visa compliance and responsibility

You are required to attend this session to understand your visa rights and obligations.

5pm – Holloway campus tour

1pm – London sightseeing tour (in person)

2pm to 2.30pm – Welcome to London Met

The International Recruitment Team will give you a warm welcome to the University and go through the sessions for the day ahead.

2.30pm to 3pm – Life in London

Hear some top tips about starting your student life in London.

3pm to 3.30pm – Introduction to International Student House

International Students House (ISH) is a residential, social and cultural centre for international and British students in central London.

3.30pm to 4pm – Students’ Union welcome

Find out what services are provided by your Students’ Union and how you can get involved with sports and societies.

4pm to 4.30pm – Student support services

Get information on the range of student services we can provide you with at every stage of your university journey.

4.30pm to 5pm – Visa compliance and responsibility

You are required to attend this session to understand your visa rights and obligations.

6pm to 7pm – London quiz

Support, advice and what to do in an emergency

Wellbeing and support services

We offer a wide range of services to our students including counselling and personal development and our Disabilities and Dyslexia Service. Your school office is your dedicated point of contact – they can help you book appoitnments with all of our support services.

Find out more about our support services and school offices

International advice

Do you have a question about your visa? We can provide advice and guidance on immigration issues. We also advise on issues surrounding Student visas and short-term study visas, family and dependants, and also the current rules on working during and after your studies.

Find out more about international advice

Staying safe, looking after your health and what to do in an emergency

From registering with a doctor and dentist to the number to call in an emergency read our handy tips to ensure you stay safe during your time at university.

Read our advice on living in London

Getting around London

If you're new to London, you may be wondering how to navigate this new and exciting city. Here we provide advice for travelling around the capital.

Find out more about getting around London

Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) collection

This section only applies to students with Student visas

Once you've arrived in the UK, you must collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) from a designated post office within 10 days of arriving. Your visa decision letter should confirm which location you need to go to. You will need to bring your passport and decision letter to collect your BRP card. If you are required to self-isolate on your arrival to the UK and this means you cannot collect your BRP within 10 days of arriving, you will not be penalised for this. Please make sure you collect your BRP as soon as you have completed your self-isolation. Please do not go to the post office if you feel unwell. Please contact our international advice team if you are not well and we can provide further guidance for you.

Read more about collecting your Biometric Residence Permit

Police registration

For those needing to register with the police on arrival

Some nationalities must register with the police when they arrive in the UK with a visa for more than six months. This will be mentioned in your visa decision letter or your passport visa vignette and you are expected to register within seven days of arrival in the UK. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Overseas Visitors Records Office (OVRO) is closed to the public. You will not be penalised if you do not register when you are required to do so at this time. Please continue to check OVRO website for more information or contact our international advice team for more information.

Find out more about police registration

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