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Student Advice Service

Abstract painterly shapes in orange
Abstract painterly shapes in orange
Sunaina Khandelwal, 2021 MA Fine Art Painting, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Alys Tomlinson

Get advice on fees, funding, immigration and visas

Our working hours are 10am - 4pm, Monday to Friday. Please note that we will be closed during the Christmas period and will reopen on the 4 January 2023.

Get in touch by filling in the Student Advice Service enquiry form or talk to us in person:

  • London College of Communication: Student Services, WG09
  • High Holborn:  Student Services, 1st floor, 272.
  • Central Saint Martins: Student Services, Room C001-C006.

How we can help

  • confidential advice by phone, email or appointment
  • information sessions and workshops
  • advice on finance and immigration for current and prospective students
  • help to access funding from government agencies
  • help to apply for immigration permissions to study in the UK
  • arranging support from University services.

Immigration and visas

We can provide advice about:

  • applying for visas and permission to remain in the UK as a student
  • eligibility requirements, application process and anything related to the outcomes of applications
  • document checks for student visa applications and extensions
  • understanding the requirements of the immigration rules: duties about work, police registration and other legal requirements
  • information on the other immigration routes available to students, graduates and their families.

Visit UK visas and immigration for more information.

Fees and finances

We can provide money advice about:

  • applying to UK funding agencies for student finance, and any issues related to eligibility, assessments and payments
  • applying to the University for financial support
  • debt advice and support with debt negotiation with creditors outside the University (regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority)
  • applying for state benefits for eligible students, and any issues related to assessment, payments and correspondence with the various agencies
  • applying for additional educational funds from other sources
  • money management and budgeting.

Visit fees and funding to learn more about fees, and funding available for courses.

Other support

Confidentiality policy

Interaction between students and the Student Advice Service is confidential. Disclosure to a third party will only be considered when:

  • consent has been given to disclose information
  • there is a risk to students’ welfare or the welfare of others
  • by legal requirement.