International student support

At Liverpool John Moores University, we have a dedicated International Student Advice team within Student Advice and Wellbeing Services.

The International Student Advisers can provide advice and information to international LJMU students (including students from Europe) on a wide range of issues relating to visas, immigration and rights in the UK including:

  • Study visas
  • Dependants – bringing your family to the UK
  • Working in the UK
  • Rights for European students after Brexit: the EU Settlement Scheme
  • General visa and immigration matters which may impact on your studies

The International Student Advisers offer information and advice to current LJMU students, applicants with an LJMU student number and recent LJMU graduates in line with the International Student Advice team, view our Conditions of Service.

Our International Student Drop runs every Tuesday and Thursday 10am-4pm in the Student Life Building, Ground floor.

Frauds and Scams – please be aware

Recently we have had reports of international students in Liverpool being targeted by fake calls claiming to be from the National Crime Agency and demanding action or threatening huge fines. In some cases, the scammers have known personal details such as a student’s name and National Insurance number.

A legitimate organisation (such as the National Crime Agency or the Home Office) will never call to request payments or ask for personal details. If you receive such a call, do not give information about yourself and do not make any payments. You should hang up the phone.

You will need to contact your bank straight away if you're worried someone might have access to your account.

If you think you've been targeted or are a victim of fraud please speak to the International Student Advice Team as soon as possible. We will support you in reporting the crime to Action Fraud.

For further guidance please see:

Important Update: Police registration – no longer required. 

The Police Registration scheme, which requires some migrants to register with the police, is suspended with immediate effect. From 1st August 2022, no-one is required to register under the scheme or update their local police force about changes, even if their immigration documentation says they must. This change affects those who have already registered and those who have a condition saying they must register but who have not yet done so.

If you are confused or concerned about what this means for you, please contact the International Student Advice team at internationaladvice@ljmu.ac.uk

You can see a copy of the Public Notice for some Frequently Asked Questions. The GOV webpage will be updated with further information about the changes in due course.

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Personal support

Although we’re confident you’ll enjoy your time at LJMU, we know you may sometimes need additional support – especially if you feel homesick. That’s why during your time with us you can access support from our Student Wellbeing Advisers who are based in your Faculty. To find out more, see our Student Wellbeing team pages.

Check out the JMSU website where you'll find a range of societies and clubs, including the International Student Society which is particularly popular with international students. Joining this group will give you a chance to meet people from all over the world, learn about other cultures and explore Liverpool with some really friendly people.

Contact us

If you have a question or would like more information about any of the support we offer international students, please contact us by phone or using the form below:

Tel: 0151 231 3673

Email: Internationaladvice@ljmu.ac.uk

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