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International Students

The Institute of Cancer Research is proud to welcome students from across the world into our diverse community.

We understand it can be daunting travelling to and living in a new city, the ICR is happy to offer support to help you settle in and make London your new home. With our student cohort made up of individuals from all continents and backgrounds, and London being a truly international city, we hope you feel at home in no time.

Find out about the services we provide and what you need to do to prepare for your new life in London.

Visas and immigration

Before you apply for a course of study in the UK, you should check your visa requirements.

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Opening a UK bank account

In order to receive your PhD stipend, you will need to open a bank account in the UK into which it can be paid. This should be done as soon as possible after you arrive in the country.

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Student life in London

London is a fantastic city to live in and there are many services offering private rented accommodation and house shares.

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Many international students will be entitled to use the National Health Service (NHS), which provides free healthcare paid for by UK residents’ taxes.

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