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We're here to support and advise you on a range of issues, from visas to employment

At Leeds Metropolitan we can provide support and advice about many issues which may affect you as an international student  - our International Student Advice Service (ISAS) has offices at both our Headingley and City campuses.

Here are just a few of the things we can help you with:

Our advice is available free of charge and follows the Rules and Code of Standards of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) and the United Kingdom Border Agency.

Immigration - The Journey Starts Here     Apply for an extension to your visa

The video below follows two Indian students as they go through the process of getting a visa to study in the UK.

Contact the International Advice Service Team

Karen Griffith
Head of International Student Advice Centre
internationalstudentadvice@leedsmet.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 113 812 5612 / 5262

Joanne Harrison
Administrator, International Student Advice Centre
internationalstudentadvice@leedsmet.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 113 812 5735

How to obtain a visa

The UK Government introduced the Points Based System (PBS) of immigration for students. You will need to prove that you have the required number of points in order to make an application for your visa. You need to have 40 points altogether; 30 of these are obtained by providing a visa letter from Leeds Metropolitan University; the remaining 10 points are obtained by proving that you have the correct finances to support your study and your living and accommodation costs.

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