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On-campus support for international students

At St Mary's you will find a range of on-campus student support services, who can assist and advise you during your studies with us.


International team

The International Team is here to help you by offering guidance on visas and UK immigration policy whilst supporting you through your studiesWe also run a social programme to help you get the most out of your time in the UK.


Study abroad

The International team also oversees outgoing study abroad programmes for students looking to add an additional period of overseas study into their degrees.


Accommodation service

The Accommodation Service in on-hand to help you apply for halls of residence accommodation, as well as give support in finding off-campus accommodation.


Careers service

The Careers Service  provides advice to students with visas on finding and applying for work and volunteering opportunities. They also run a range of workshops and events aimed at incorporating international experience into CVs and career plans.


Centre for Workplace Learning

The Centre for Workplace Learning helps undergraduate students (including Study Abroad and full-degree international students) gain practical work experience and boost their CVs.


English language support

English language support  is offered through in two ways: Weekly in-sessional English courses help enrolled students improve their academic English. Pre-sessional courses for students looking to raise their IELTS score by up to 0.5 before starting their degree programme



The Chaplaincy is at the heart of St Mary's, providing care and support to everyone. Mass and morning prayers takes place every day and they organise lots of social events. Students from all faith traditions are welcome and there's a multi-faith prayer room that is open to all.



The Counselling Service is available to all staff and students and offers professional counselling on a wide range of issues. You can either book a session with a counsellor or use the drop-in hours.


Student funding

Student Services can answer questions about financial matters, such as scholarships, bursaries, loans and tuition fees, and give advice on how to manage your money while you are at university.



Registry deal with any enquiries regarding adding/dropping modules, transcripts and academic records.


Disability and dyslexia

The Disability and Dyslexia Service offer extra assistance for students with disabilities, assessed on a case-by-case basis, to help you be proactive in your studies as an independent learner.


Learning advisors

Learning Advisors offer individual or group support with writing and study skills and our Royal Literary Fellow provides one-to-one support on written projects.


Students' Union (SU)

As well as organising events, clubs and activities, the SU also has a dedicated International Student Officer whose job is to help international students feel settled and signpost them towards the resources they need.


Global peer mentor scheme

We will match you with a current student who can offer you additional support as you settle into London life. We'll invite you to join the scheme closer to your arrival, but please email with any questions.