International student life

Build your international network

With 140 nationalities represented on our campus, Middlesex is one of the world's most international universities. When you study with us, you'll live and learn with people from all different cultures and backgrounds. You'll join a global community which starts in London and reaches right across the world.

Meet our international students

Watch our videos to get to know Magnus, Yashraj, Aiza and Yousef and hear about their experiences at Middlesex.

Life in London

London is voted the best student city in the world.

When you study here, you'll make the most of London for your career with opportunities for work placements and internships during your course. For socialising, London has great shopping and new places to eat and hang out. For culture, there's our historic museums, modern art galleries and world-class theatres.

Your life in London

Support with your application

Got questions about studying at Middlesex? Our application information for international students has information on entry requirements, visas and finance.

Get support in your country

Talk face to face with one of our advisors in 19 locations around the world, from Hong Kong to Mumbai. They're there to support you with your application, scholarships and funding, and your move to London, including immigration and visas.

Contact your regional team

Visit an international fair

I've always felt welcome here. You're part of an international community and London is a great place to be a student because of networking opportunities and job opportunities.

Michael from Poland, BA Banking and Finance

Before you come to Middlesex

Moving to a new country can seem like a big deal so we make sure you have all the advice and support you need.

Find your accommodation

Whether you decide to live in our halls of residence or rent a room privately, we'll help you choose accommodation to suit you.

Apply for your visa

Many of our international students need a visa to study in the UK. Applying for a student visa isn't as complicated as you might think. Find out how we support you with visas and immigration.

Get finance information

We can give you advice about finance for international students including scholarships as well as information about budgeting and how much it costs to live and study in London.

A typical day on campus

We asked four of our international students to vlog about what happens on campus every day.

When you arrive

International Orientation Programme

We'll give you a special welcome before Freshers’ Week. Get a guided tours of the University and the city, get help with registration, meet other students and take part in social activities, and discover the support services we offer. We'll even pick you up from Heathrow Airport for free if you're staying in halls of residence.

Your introduction to London

We'll tell you everything you need to know about London life, from how to open a bank account to how to register with a doctor. We can also pair you up with a 'buddy'. That's a second or third year student who can show you around and help you out.

Support during your stay

Student support

Get free and confidential support for personal issues, your finances and your academic studies.

Employment support

Our employment service will help you find work while you study and support you to find a job when you graduate. It's available even when you go back to your home country.

Face-to-face and online help

Our student helpdesk - UniHelp - offers online or face-to-face support. Our student support website - UniHub - is full of useful advice too.

International student advice team

Our team can help with any questions that you have about studying in another country, such as visa and immigration issues.

We are international

I have met people from all ethnicities and walks of life, and learned about their heritage and cultures. It's fascinating, and it makes it so easy to fit in.

Mariam Humed, BA Sociology with Criminology

Get social with MDX

Here’s a taster of what we’ve been up to on social. Join on Instagram Facebook Twitter using #madeformore and share your journey to Middlesex with us.

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