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Support & Advisory Services for International Students


 The International Student Support Office (ISSO) is here to help you get the best out of Royal Holloway.We are here to provide you advice and support and our services include immigration advice, airport collection, day trips and events as well as guidance with welfare issues to ensure you settle in well to your new life at Royal Holloway.

ISSO host Global Cafe in partnership with Student Union and the Campus Life Team. This is a chance for students to meet up for free coffee,biscuits and great conversations. Check out our Facebook page. 

If you have any worriers or concerns, please feel free to visit our office and speak to one of our experienced team of advisors.

Students are encouraged to drop by if they have any questions at all - we'd be pleased to help you! Alternatively, you may contact us by email. We will endeavour to respond to your email as soon as possible.



Pre- Arrival

arrivals airport pick up

- After Applying
- Arriving in the UK
- Airport Collection
- Orientation & Welcome    Week

Immigration & Visas

Passports and visas

-  Applying for a Tier 4      outside the UK.
-  Extending your Tier 4 in the    UK
-  Apply for a Schengen Visa
-  Lost passport & visas
-  Inviting friends & family
-  Short Term Study visas for    resit students

Living in the UK


-  Open a bank account
-  Police Registration
-  Register with the health      centre
- Working during your studies
- Getting your National    Insurance Card

Bringing Family to the UK


- Health Centre
- Finding accommodation
Schools & Nurseries 

US Federal Loans


- Available loans for US students
- US Veterans Educational Benefits

Useful Contacts & websites








Meet the International Student Support Team


Denise Keable                                             Deputy Head of Support & Advisory Services                                                       Tel. +44 (0)1784 443663                              Email:

Monica Kumwenda                                       International Student Advisor                       Tel. +44 (0)1784 276168                                Email:

Szu Ho                                                     International Student Support Assistant       Tel. +44 (0)1784 276222                                Email:

Bao Chu                                           International Funding Coordinator (US Federal  Administrator)                                Tel. +44 (0)1784 443003                                E:

International Building Room 009

Opening Hours:

Mon to Fri 10:00 to 16:00

Email: +44 (0) 1784 276222


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